Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Ask the MK 2017... Wednesday








It's no secret that the ladies of the In Her Shoes Blog love MKs (missionary kids!)

 And we love hearing from them, too!

Time for...


For
MK Spirit Week,
we here at the In Her Shoes Blog have decided to ask MKs some questions. And the fun part? They may also be rewarded for taking the time to share their answers!


So here's today's question:

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What is the most difficult thing about your field?

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Please leave your answer in a comment below, and include your name, age, and country or region of service.

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There will be FOUR winners randomly selected for $10 Amazon gift cards.
Sponsors for today's gift cards:


Linda Calloway
Harvest Baptist Church, Pastor James Moore
Mike and Christy Countryman


(Thank you for loving on our MKs!)

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To be eligible to win the gift card, we must be able to verify you are in fact a bona fide, true, honest, for real Baptist Missionary Woman's missionary kid, currently living with your parents either on the field, on deputation, or on a temporary furlough.

The deadline to respond is Saturday, March 11, 2017, 11:59 pm EST.

The winners will be announced March 13, 2017, right here on the blog.

78 comments:

Mandi A said...

Being hot...and the rainy...can't go to the park If its rainy a lot.
Jocelyn, 5, Hk

Jen said...

Being away from my pappy and uncles. Cody, 9, Australia

Jen said...

Being away from family. Autumn, 14, Australia

Khloe Boylston said...

Being away from our family in the States. Khloe Boylston, 10, Pohnpei, FSM

Marcia Hardecker said...

Driving (traffic), WT Hardecker, 6, Philippines

Micah Guay said...

It's extremely HOT here in Thailand. It has been above a hundred every day this week!!! Micah Guay, age 15

Marcia Hardecker said...

Books (not many libraries), Joe Hardecker, 4, Philiippines

Elijah Guay said...

Everything gets dusty very fast and Mang Moa, flying insects that comes out at night and fly around the lights until they lose their wings and fall to the ground. Elijah Guay, age 19

Anonymous said...

The most difficult thing would be the language.
Josiah Minks 11 Japan

Victoria Minks said...

The spiritual darkness everywhere is by far the most difficult thing. Going back on furlough and being in our first few churches always makes me cry (even as a little kid) because there is such a difference and it's a blessing to be in churches with so many other Christians. And of course, almost everyone we come in contact with or are friends with here in Japan are lost and few get saved, and that's really hard and can also be discouraging.

Charity said...

I think right now for me it would be not being able to speak to anyone because I don't know the language yet and so that also means I can't make any friends until then.
Charity Rice, 13 years old (Sicily, Italy)

Philip Tharp said...

The rain, we get wet a lot playing outside! Kate, age 9, Ireland

Philip Tharp said...

It's hard being away from family and not seeing them for long periods of time. Darren, age 11, Ireland

Gideon Minks said...

Gideon Minks, 13, Hokkaido, Japan :D
The most difficult for me is the language barrier. And being away from relatives.
It does get kinda lonely at times too.

Olivia said...

Oh wow, tough quesetion, but I'd definitely say not having other strong Christians to fellowship with on a regular basis.

Olivia Rooney, England

Anonymous said...

Right now the hardest thing for me is not having very many friends that live here and not having many teens in our church
Rachel Rice, 17, Sicily Italy

Abigail Petersen said...

Wow, good question! Probably not being able to have friendships (or at least close ones) with the nationals because of the culture difference. Also, I'm naturally shy, and the language barrier makes it harder to feel free to just walk up and start witnessing to someone. You never know whether or not they speak English!
Abigail Petersen, 15, Uganda

Daniel Petersen said...

The language here is difficult to learn.
Daniel Petersen, 17, Uganda

Malachi Minks said...

As my sister said the Spiritual darkness here is very difficult. It is always a huge blessing to be able to meet other Japanese Christians or Pastors. Also something that is difficult for me is being able to understand what someone said but not being able to say what I want to say in reply and then they think I don't know any Japanese at all. :P
Malachi Minks, 15, Hokkaido Japan

Abigail Minks said...

People not being very open to the gospel or how long it takes for people to be open. The spiritual darkness and the language is difficult as well.
Abigail Minks, 18, Japan

Christina said...

I don't speak the language
Christina Rice, 8 years old (Sicily, Italy)

Tina Dunbar said...

The language- Silas age 11- Brazil

Sarah LeClercq said...

I love our field but being away from my family is hard. Ethaen LeClercq Guam

Sarah LeClercq said...

I love our field but being away from my family is hard. Ethaen LeClercq Guam

Sarah LeClercq said...

I miss my family. We have a great time on our field but I wish our family could be a part of it also. Nathanael LeClercq Guam

Shellee Wilhite said...

I would say communicating and trying to make friends.
Malachi Wilhite, Japan

Unknown said...

No Wendy's or Taco Bell. Micah Rice 16 yrs old - Italy

Shellee Wilhite said...

Learning Japanese.
Titus Wilhite, age 12, Japan

Shellee Wilhite said...

That most of the people here that you see aren't saved so it's sad and gives me a burden for them, and the weather here.
Josiah Wilhite, Japan age 16

Shellee Wilhite said...

I would say the language barrier is probably the most difficult thing for me here.
Nathanael Wilhite, 15, Japan

Kierra Boylston said...

When we first moved here I could easily have thought of a long list of things, but now I guess I'm used to those things. I don't know the language very well, so I would say that is the hardest thing. - Kierra Boylston, 13, Pohnpei, FSM

Moriah rice said...

I would have to say the language, it can be so hard to not understand what everyone around you is saying and leading people to Christ, since Italy is a very Catholic country Moriah Rice, (16) Italy

Heather ♥ {Missionary Mama} said...

Acequias, which are ditches or canals that are all over our city to keep it watered. It is easy to fall in them! Clara Gansemer, 9, Argentina.

No Dr. Pepper. :) Ethan Gansemer, 7, Argentina.

Ripped up sidewalks. Brenna Gansemer, 4, Argentina.

Anonymous said...

This is a hard question. I'll think about it. ...I think it's speaking the language. Joel Porcher,6, Ghana

Anonymous said...

I know this....it's doing school. Nathanael Porcher 4, Ghana

Anonymous said...

Gabriel Williams from Mexico. The language not being able to communicate with people

Anonymous said...

Emma Williams in Mexico. Having to leave your friends.

Anonymous said...

Abigail Williams in Mexico. Being away from family and friends

Maribel Johnson said...

Speaking Portuguese. Daniel Joseph Johnson, Taubaté,Brazil

familieclark said...

The most difficult thing for me is not having many friends - Kyndall Clark, age 16, Germany
I think the most difficult thing is the language - Kameron Clark, age 12, Germany
The most difficult thing for me is not having much sun! - Kortney Clark, age 8, Germany

Maribel Johnson said...
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Maribel Johnson said...

The most difficult thing is not having family and friends close by and not being able to get books in English. Abigail Rose Johnson, Taubaté Brazil

Julia Griffin said...

Being away from my cousins in the States.

Carson, 10, Dominican Republic

Dee Dee Sterling said...

Getting up at 6 am to do chores when it is warm inside and cold (-35 Celsius) and dark outside. - Ryan S. (15), Siberia, Russia

Natalie Matacchiera said...

Snakes!!!

Natalie Matacchiera
Zambia

Joey Matacchiera said...

Crocodiles!!! And hippos.

Joey Matacchiera, 5 years old
Zambia

Unknown said...

Natalie is 7 years old.

Calina Matacchiera said...

Having to clean up all the dirt!

Calina Matacchiera, 4 years old
Zambia

Felicia Matacchiera said...

Missing my little kid friends in America.

Felicia Matacchiera, 10 years old
Zambia

Anonymous said...

The expensive prices and I miss American food. And I miss football cards. No American Football here. Ethan - 9

Anonymous said...

There are no trading cards for 10 cents, none of my favorite foods here, its funny most people don't like spicy food. And everything is expensive here. Lego's sets are double price from USA price. There video games don't work in our American system. Isaac Guenther 10 New Zealand

Anonymous said...

Guenther New Zealand

The Grinsteads said...

I miss nano and Papa and you have to obey! Aubrey Grinstead (4) Argentina

Making friends and leaving them.
Caleb Grinstead 11. Argentina

Learning a new culture.
Joel Grinstead 9 Argentina

Not knowing Spanish!
Valerie Grinstead 6 Argentina

Heather Wheelock said...

The most difficult thing is having to say goodbye to people all the time. - Emily, age 10, Ecuador

Heather Wheelock said...

The most difficult thing is having to say goodbye to my friends in Ecuador. Sofia, age 7, Ecuador

Heather Wheelock said...

The most difficult thing is having to live in a big city. Sam, age 13, Ecuador

Anonymous said...

The most difficult thing about living here in Haiti would be not knowing who is telling the truth and who is lying, because so many people here would lie straight to your face for even a piece of candy.
-Samantha Bower, age 17, Haiti, West Indies

Anonymous said...

The most difficult thing in Haiti is when you hear the witch doctors doing their voodoo services with drums right outside our walls and knowing all the evil and horrible things they do in their services.
-Hannah Bower, age 13, Haiti , West Indies

Anonymous said...

Food not being available continuously. It could be at a store or restaurant.
Hannah Phillips 17, Kazakhstan

Anonymous said...

Kids that mock you and make fun of you .Sarah Anne Bower,10 , Haïti , West Indies

Anonymous said...

Words lost in translation, Michael Bower, age 17, Haïti West Indies.

Anonymous said...

I think here in Japan it might be the apathy and materialism that cause people to be focused on the 'here and now'. This seems to make them feel they have no need for a Savior. So many Japanese do get depressed though, and they go to the hospital for help and only get doping drugs. It's awfully sad. I also hate the lies the devil has caused them to believe about after death. They think they will be reincarnated, go into nothingness, or their loved ones will pay and pray them into Heaven when they die.
There are definitely strong holds. It is very sad when you witness and witness, and they think it's just another religion.
It takes a lot of work and a lot of prayer, but it's a wonderful day of rejoicing when one gets saved!!!
Kristen Smith, 19, Japan

Snowy D said...

We have to walk to places without a taxi and I get tired.
Agraj,5, SE Asia

Snowy D said...

I can't take all my toys with me.
Sarani, 3, SE Asia

Charity said...

The hardest thing on our field is the language barrier. To be unable to talk to someone because you do not understand them is terribly frustrating. I cannot imagine what it is like for extroverts! (I am an introvert.) -Michaela W, Southern Asia

Charity said...

The earthquake! -Gabriel W, Southern Asia

Chris and Carole said...

We all agree that the most difficult thing about living in Greenland is missing our grandparents and cousins in America and Canada. The language is also difficult. We do miss a lot of things like big stores, shopping malls, fast food restaurants, trees and long drives. But, we love all the snow in the winter here and the hiking and picnics in the summer!

The Shull kids in Greenland
Christopher (15)
Anna (14)
Emilia (11)
Jonathan (9)
Mattaliina (5)

anativetexan said...

Speaking a different language. Seth Schepers, Dominican Republic

Dawn Spillman said...

Daniel Spillman 14 Making friends
Timothy Spillman 7 Things falling apart.
Nathaniel Spillman 16 Learning a new language.

anativetexan said...

Being away from my grandparents. Jesse Schepers, Dominican Republic

anativetexan said...

Missing my friends and family back in the States. Julianna Schepers, Dominican Republic

Jamie Knickerbocker said...

Dogs--Paul Knickerbocker, Asia
Traffic--Jason Knickerbocker, Asia
Garbage--Abby Knickerbocker, Asia

Charity said...

Internet! Ben, 17, Southern Asia

Sally Stensaas said...

Shae-Lynn Stensaas (17) Uganda: Not being near my grandparents.
Shiloh Stensaas (14) Uganda: I have diabetes, so not being able to get the latest medical supplies is difficult.
Skyler Stensaas (12) Uganda: The rough roads.
Savannah Stensaas (9) Uganda: Being away from my brothers and cousins.

Anonymous said...

Collins Family in Zambia

Zoie (11) spiders
Zanna (8) snakes
Zimeri (5) snakes

Kristina said...

Erin 15, Ally 13, Noah Brown Croatia- it is hard agents we don't know what people are really trying to say. Also, people stare at us like they know we are Americans.

Anonymous said...

Everything is pretty easy here. - Zack Johnson, 7, Dominican Republic

Doing school! =) - Tyler Johnson, 5, Dominican Republic

Missing my grandparents - Ashley Johnson, 9, Dominican Republic

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