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Teaching as Mission

The significance of teachers serving overseas in missions and their impact on the gospel being shared in every nation cannot be overstated.

One of the greatest challenges for missionary families is educating their children, and ensuring that they are thriving in the country and culture where they serve.  Many Christian International schools have been established around the world to serve missionary families.  The teachers working at these schools play an integral part in the Great Commission both by teaching and discipling the next generation, and by enabling missionary families to stay on the field long term. 

Pioneers Australia have many teachers using their passion, training and experience to serve the Lord overseas.  Here is what some of those teachers have to say about teaching as mission:

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"Sugar palms, rice fields and water buffalo are my daily companions as I travel to HOPE International School on the outskirts of Siem Reap, Cambodia. While I love the countryside, my favourite part of Cambodia are the missionary kids who now call Cambodia “home”. I am honoured to be a teacher here; my heart is full!"

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"We teach the children of Christian workers, mostly TCKs who’ve lived ‘here’ longer than ‘there’. They know their bible but struggle with identity and living in their incredible parents’ shadows.  This teaching is a calling: we teach beyond the job description, doing many wonderful things to live out God’s commands and prepare students to impact the world! #bestjobever #makeadifference #gobless!"

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"Teaching missionary kids is a unique and wonderful experience. It’s a special privilege to walk alongside, encourage and support them from day to day, as well as to help equip them for the future. We share many moments of hilarious laughter as well as times of deeper conversation, both in and out of the classroom. I love it!"


web1.jpgRH & JH: Tanzania
"Rick to student: “Come here!” no response
Rick: “Njoo Hapa!” no response
Rick: “Why is he ignoring me?”
Jen: “His mum is from the Netherlands and his dad is a Zulu. He only speaks Dutch!”

What hilarious frustrations we encounter teaching in a truly International School! Then again, the richness of many cultures creates a beautiful, rewarding place to teach. The wholehearted appreciation of the parents assures us that our commitment here is worthwhile."

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"Teaching as mission is such a valuable way to serve God in all sorts of places!  Many missionaries wouldn’t stay on the field if we weren’t here educating their kids. I love mixing with so many different types of people and seeing more of the breadth of God’s creation both in nature and humanity. Take the opportunity to do something valuable and unique!"

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"I am someone who just wants to serve.  To use the gifts that God has given me, that of teaching and my love of sport. My ministry is with students from numerous countries, sharing God’s love with them, backing up their parents and allowing them to have more time on the ground to complete the work God has called them to do."


Interested in Teaching as Mission, or serving in a school as support /admin staff?  Check out these International Schools, or talk to one of our Pioneers staff about these or even more schooling options.


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