Raised from age eight as a missionary kid (MK) in South Korea, Bishop Bernard recalls what it was like to live under the constant specter of communist aggression and in a distinctly different (Eastern) culture. While the challenges to MKs are readily apparent, Bishop Bernard brings into sharp relief the seldom acknowledged advantages of being raised as an MK in a foreign culture.
The bishop also shares his thoughts on emerging foreign fields (e.g., unreached people groups) and enduring opportunities for missionaries in “established” or “mature” foreign fields.
To cap it all off, the bishop lists the characteristics he would want to see in the current and future corps of short- and long-term global missionaries within the UPCI.
Bishop D.K. Bernard’s most recent book on missions, To the end of the earth: Adventures in missions, can be purchased on Amazon (Kindle version) or Pentecostal Publishing House (hard copy and eBook)
Third culture kids: Growing up among worlds by Van Reken and Pollack (Amazon Link)
If you’d like to connect with Bishop Bernard, or TMT team on Twitter or other platforms, check out the links below:
David K. Bernard, @davidkbernard
Nathan Harrod, @NathanHarrod
Ryan Paul, @ApostolicPauls
Joshua Tingley, @TingleyJoshua
Sam Zenobia (Instagram) @snkzenobia