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

In Her Own Words: An Interview with Patriece Johnson with Nav Military Mission

Linnette: This morning on the blog, I am excited to introduce you to my friend, Patriece Johnson. Patriece serves with our military mission at Joint Base in Charleston, SC. She serves on the Military and AFAM Network Leadership Teams. She has also served on the SHAW team. Please tell us a bit about yourself and how you met the Navigators: Patriece: My name is Patriece … Continue reading In Her Own Words: An Interview with Patriece Johnson with Nav Military Mission

In Her Own Words: An Interview with Delphina Johnson with the Native Nations Network

Linnette: Hi everyone, today I am excited to introduce to you Delphina Johnson! Delphina and her husband Tom lead the Native Nations Network and serve with Nations Within. They have three children and live in Northern Arizona. Delphina is a Navajo woman who loves the Lord with all her heart.  She grew up in the Navajo Traditional religion and came to faith in Christ in … Continue reading In Her Own Words: An Interview with Delphina Johnson with the Native Nations Network

Life as a Mommy Missionary Overseas

By Joy Maschhoff   What’s it like being a mommy missionary in the Dominican Republic? In many ways, it reminds me of the picture above. Our daughter Noelle is eagerly but apprehensively climbing an inflatable wall on our street during an event last fall.   So much of life in a different cultural setting feels like a climb. When it comes to the language, I … Continue reading Life as a Mommy Missionary Overseas

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.

Special Needs Kids and Ministry

By Anonymous “My child has special needs.” Those can be hard words to say as a mom, and confusing words to hear as a friend. I don’t want my daughter (who I’ll call “V”) defined by her special needs. As a friend, I’m not always sure how to respond when someone tells me about their child’s needs. Here are 2 things I’ve learned over the … Continue reading Special Needs Kids and Ministry