Need to do your missionary interview assignment, but you don't know what to ask? Explore these areas.
- Biographical data: dates and places of missionary service, formal education, family, other pertinent background.
- What in your childhood prepared you for missionary service?
- How did you receive your missionary call?
- Were family/friends supportive?
- Who or what was most helpful in preparation times (book or person)?
- If the clock could be turned back, what changes (if any) would you want to make in your own personal preparation for service?
- Misconceptions which had to be overcome
- What do you perceive are your strengths in ministry
- What you see as your weak points in ministry
- What part of missionary work do you enjoy most?
- What parts of cross-cultural service would you like a chance to do differently?
- A humorous incident involving either the target language or culture
- Most embarrassing or humiliating moment in cross-cultural contact
- Greatest disappointment or disillusionment
- Most treasured memory?
- Specific ways life has been richer because of cross-cultural service?
- Favorite scripture passage that relates to experience
- Your own missionary hero or model
- Are there specific people in the target culture who have had a significant impact on you? If so, who and in what ways?
- Advice you would give to people headed for cross-cultural service
Your report can be written up as:
- A newspaper or magazine article
- Some personal reflections which were triggered by the interview
Before handing in your paper, check out the humorous writing checklist.
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