14) The BackPage: Your Best Christmas Memories on the Mission Field

Doug Lucas

Doug Lucas

My wife and I have some great memories from Christmas on the mission field. Obviously it’s painful to be away while family and friends are gathering for special holidays back home. But still, there are some great memories there from our times away. One year, while serving as missionaries in Uruguay, we left on Christmas Day with a teammate who was like a brother to us. We headed off by ferry boat across the Rio de la Plata to Buenos Aires where we watched a premier showing of “E.T.” in Latin America. It was a memory we’ll hold dear forever.

Do you have a special memory — or, at least, a time you’ll never forget? If so, would you please jot a note about it in the comment box following the online (web) version of this Brigada today? Thanks in advance for your help!

2 Responses to 14) The BackPage: Your Best Christmas Memories on the Mission Field
  1. Neal Pirolo Reply

    It wasn’t a Christmas holiday, rather an very American holiday: My wife and I were house parents for a group of high schoolers. Students from the five WBT/SIL schools in Brazil came to Porto Velho for a summer drama class. The majority of the missionaries at that Center were British. How do we rebellious Americans celebrate our Independence Day with the “Redcoats” all around us? Well, in very good-natured camaraderie, they joined with us. It was an unusual sight to see the British donning the Stars & Stripes. “Uncle Sam” for this brief festivity was a British chap.

    • Editor Reply

      That’s classic, Neal. Well done! :-) Thanks for sharing.
      Doug

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