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burning (disintegration) and rusting (stagnation) is to wear out. Your challenge is to wear yourself out for God. Like favorite everyday shoes, be sturdy and of good comfort. Support and protect the ones around you. Try to be a good fit with your on-field leaders. Plan to come back a bit scuffed, stretched, and rainsoaked . . . your soul worn down in spots. To help you along the way, this journal can serve as a maintenance kit with some spiritual buffers for the challenges you’ll face. Included are: • Glimpses of missionary life and work from all over the world • Scriptures for meditation • Helpful tips on travel, culture, and prayer • Lined pages with each devotion for writing your thoughts and prayers • A blank page each day for sketching or miniscrapbooking An old song by Ruth Harms Calkin, “Sermon in Shoes,” says:


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