With Jonny on sabbatical, Jeff speaks to Melanie, a missionary wife and young mother about the reality of the "One Year Furlough". Vacation? Or... Uh... Something else??
Some of us pastors might think that the one-year break that missionaries get, every four years, is a vacation. Melanie kindly disagrees with that notion! She speaks, from the wife and mother of young kids perspective, honestly and openly about what her and her husband's experiences have been like in churches and at "home" while on what some call the "home assignment" or "furlough".
Melanie even put up with some of my bad joking! YOU as a pastor will learn better how to treat missionaries when they come to your church! I did!