Christo and Melissa along with their children served to provide emergency medicine and critical care in South Asia.

Challenges for Families with Children in Missions

  • Breakout Session
  • Main Building WC 231
  • November 9 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

This session will cover practical factors to consider when living abroad with a young family. Some topics that will be covered include transitioning to a new culture with children, helping your marriage thrive in the mission context, helping your family be part of the mission and surviving an unexpected deportation. We will also cover some practical ideas on how to manage the time pressures of a difficult work environment with family life and how to help your children gain ownership of your family's calling.


*Learn ideas to keep your marriage strong while working in medical missions.
*Practical ways to help your children transition to a mission setting.
*Empowering your family to embrace the calling to medical missions.
*Summarize lessons learned that have helped our family adjust to a new culture, helping your family not burn out and helping your family survive an unexpected deportation.