Courage in Evangelism in Every Season

By Linnete Bachman I’ve heard it said that courage is not the absence of fear but moving forward in spite of fear. I have needed courage in evangelism in every season! In my full-time-on-campus years, I *enjoyed* leading IBDs. (After the first few minutes of door knocking and waiting feverishly to see if anyone would come, that is.) Partnering with a student leader gently pushed … Continue reading Courage in Evangelism in Every Season

In Her Own Words: An Interview with April Otero with the International Student Ministry

Linnette: It is my pleasure to introduce you guys to April Otero. April and her husband Joel  just moved to Miami, FL to help launch both a collegiate work and international student ministry.   April, tell us a bit about yourself and how you came onto Nav staff.   April: I am a pastor’s kid and met the Navs in college. It was a unique … Continue reading In Her Own Words: An Interview with April Otero with the International Student Ministry

Staying Nations-Minded When you Can’t Go

When I was a child my family took a mission trip to Central America. We went with a medical team into jungle villages only accessible by dugout canoe. This team cared for people with various ailments and shared the good news of Jesus. My heart was captured “for the nations” and I desired to get a medical degree and go back to share the love … Continue reading Staying Nations-Minded When you Can’t Go

Helping Our Kids Gain a Heart for the Nations

By Linnette Bachman As a child, I rarely considered God’s heart for people in other Nations. Whenever I didn’t want to eat my dinner, I was told about poor starving children elsewhere in the world. I wished I could ship them my green peas. As I have grown in my relationship with the Lord, He has given me a heart for the Nations. Reading missionary … Continue reading Helping Our Kids Gain a Heart for the Nations

What’s Next? 4 Development Opportunities for Staff Women

By Deb Proctor Ten years ago I was eating lunch with my supervisor in California. I had recently been promoted to Nav Rep. As we discussed my desires for development for the next school year he shared something with me that has forever changed the way that I think about my development. He said, “Deb, your development is your responsibility!”  His approach was very thoughtful … Continue reading What’s Next? 4 Development Opportunities for Staff Women

Should I Stay or Should I Go? – Family Friendly Ministry Events

Deuteronomy 11:18-19 says, “Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” And my heart always adds a little tag line, “And when … Continue reading Should I Stay or Should I Go? – Family Friendly Ministry Events

Practically Investing in One: Getting Back in the Saddle After Having a Baby

By Linnette Bachman Before Andrew was born I closed out all of my 1-on-1 relationships with women. I connected new older women to the younger women I was meeting with so they could continue having someone invest in them. I talked with the woman who had been investing into me about taking 6 months off. I wanted to have time to adjust to baby number … Continue reading Practically Investing in One: Getting Back in the Saddle After Having a Baby

This Is Hard! But it is Also so Very Good.

By Sherry Graf Do you know you have one of the hardest jobs in The Navigators work? Really, you do! Awhile ago Deb Maschoff shared with me a conversation she had with Leroy Eims when she was a young mommy missionary. Leroy Eims shared at our table one night many years ago with our intern staff—-Dana  Yeakley was one of those!! Leroy was asked, “What … Continue reading This Is Hard! But it is Also so Very Good.

Sticky Faith: Passing on our Faith to our Kids

By Leigh Ann Looyenga When our three were little, let’s say 5, 3, and 2 months, it made me a little nauseated when people said things like, “Don’t blink.  They’ll be big before you know it.”  I know people mean well.  But let’s be honest, sometimes in those early years exhaustion can make the days feel loooong. These words of a fleeting childhood hit me … Continue reading Sticky Faith: Passing on our Faith to our Kids