A place to learn, discuss and pray about what it means to be single in mission. This can be for mission-minded individuals who feel called to be single, for those seeking to find a 'mission partner' and those who want to encourage single folk.

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  • Thanks for the comment. We've adjusted these links now :-)

  • This website link seems defunct.

    http://limisimi.ning.com

    Also I wonder about the www.click2date.co.uk one?

    (Just because we are single, doesn't mean we want a date? LOL)

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  • Thanks Belinda!

  • Feel free to share that with anyone, Tim.  And Jim, it would never have been expertly addressed as I did below were it not for an extensive discussion within our regional network years ago to arrive at something to say.

  • Belinda, Right on target. This is essentially what I do, although not usually quite as expertly as you express below.

  • Belinda, I love it!  What a powerful response.  Would you have any objection to me sharing that with others?

  • As for the identity issue for single women that Jim mentioned a couple of years ago (yikes!?) now, I found the issue to be similarly problematic serving in SE Asia among cousins there also.  In that culture, to be single and female past a certain age meant that (a) there was something "wrong" with you or (b) you were selfish.  At one of our network meetings we discussed the issue at length and came up with a marvelous solution - something to say that was truthful and gave the locals something good to gossip about us ladies.  

    Whenever asked why we weren't married, we'd answer something like this:  

    "Why, I'd love to have been married, but you see, I had this dream.  I dreamed that I was here in this place serving the people here.  Now I believe that this dream was from God. [To which all present would readily nod in agreement, as that is commonly held belief among my focus people.]  And I really wanted to obey the dream.  And I knew that if I married and had a family, I would never be able to come here and serve your people and obey God.  Now, if I were find someone who had the same dream as I, I'd be happy to marry him.  Do you know of anyone who has the same dream as I?"  

    After that, if anyone did try to introduce someone to me as a candidate (usually a non-believer), I would simply ask him, "So what have you been doing the past 10 years?  Oh!  You don't have the same dream as me!  Sorry, but I must obey God's dream."

    Now, I'm not some weirdo or selfish person, but someone to be revered in the community as a God-fearer.  Cool, eh?

  • Here's a marvelous article I found particularly encouraging.  http://bit.ly/KNjmh0

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