Finding Family

These ministry teammates are family to us.

Rusty and Kristin Russell, serving in the Philippines, share the sacrifices and the blessings of finding family when you live across the world from biological family.

Mission families make a lot of sacrifices to be in the field. We are fortunate to live in an age of technology that allows us to video chat with our family or watch NFL football, albeit in the middle of the night sometimes.

We live without many things most people consider to be necessities. Most pronounced among the “things” is a lack of long term security, as guests in a foreign nation. We can’t own a home and we will always be outsiders, foreigners, no matter how long we stay.

Certainly, the most pronounced loss is the distance from family. I now live on the other side of the globe from the majority of my 10 kids. We have a grandson that I’ve never met in person and another one coming in 2020.

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