Retirement at a certain age is inevitable. We age, get tired, need a rest, a change, or just know it’s time to move on. But that doesn’t mean the adventure is over or our skills are of no use anymore. In fact this isn’t the case at all. Many people in retirement are taking up the opportunity to use their skills in short term missions.
When Terry and Lyn retired after nearly 40 years in ministry, they followed God’s call to South Korea and found themselves happily embedded into a lively community of passionate young people training for the mission field. Read their retirement story - "Still a lot to give"
Joan, 60 and newly widowed, was placed in a country she’d never heard of before and now has friends that are like family to her on the other side of the world. Read Joan's retirement and mission story, "Lord what do I do now?"
Their stories show how God inspired them to take a step that brought many blessings in return.
Ray Busuttil is a mission mobiliser with European Christian Mission (ECM). In the article "Opportunities about for retirees" he provides some 'tips' and encouragement for retirees considering mission.