What characteristics should missionaries have?

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Do you have questions about characteristics of missionaries? Do you need some initial lists? If so, this is one of the top 10 questions asked on “What are some characteristics of missionaries?” Click the button to read this article with answers from missionaries.


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This article addresses the question, “What characteristics should missionaries have?” Several missionaries answer this question.

The first step is to examine Scriptures and speak with your church leadership and mission organization, but this article is a good starting place if you’re curious about the answer to this question. Below are some initial statements from missionaries. Click on the button “Get this resource” to read the article and get their full answers. 
“Emotional stability, spiritual gifts, maturity.”
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“Successful missionaries are teachable.”

Answer from David, who served with OC International for 20 years in Colombia, Guatemala, and the US and currently serves with Mission Data International.

“We need people prepared to rely on God’s strength to do what others can’t or won’t do.”

Answer from Simon, who serves as National Director of Pioneers Australia.

“God is able to make you into all you need to be.”

Answer from Emily in South Carolina, who has served with Salvation Ministries for four years, including service in Mali and Uganda.

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