Hi, I’m Nicole, and I write this weekly blog.
I became a missionary kid at twelve years old, when my parents, four younger siblings, and I moved to Ukraine. In thirty-five years, I’ve lived in three countries and six cities and have travelled to at least fourteen countries.
Now I’m a social worker and a missionary in L’viv, Ukraine with my husband and two kids. We’re part of a church plant, and we work in community building, pastoral support, english clubs, sound ministry and discipleship.
This blog is about missionary life.
A friend once asked me to share about my perspective as a missionary wife and mom. So often we hear more about the husband’s experience on the field. She asked me what makes life more challenging for a wife and mom here in Ukraine than it was in America…what does my daily life look like.
I began blogging about the comical, mundane, incredible experience of being Mama on the mission field. And as I did that, I realized – there are peculiarities to my life, for sure. But in all honesty, many of my joys, challenges, heartaches, and excitement are similar to those experienced by Christians all over the world – the same things you experience every day.
And so, I have two goals for this blog. One is to tell you what it’s really like for us to be missionaries on a foreign field. And the second is to encourage – or amuse – you in your daily life by sharing my own experiences and reflections.
Usually I post once a week, on Saturdays, at 11:00 AM EST. Right now I’m posting less frequently, as we near the end of my third pregnancy.
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If you’d like to get to know my writing, here are some of my top posts:
Other Sites I’ve Written For
A Life Overseas: The Missions Conversation – When a Third Culture Kid Goes “Home”
Her View From Home – Some Days, Motherhood is Just Trying to Make it Till Bedtime
Djibouti Jones – Strong in the Broken: When Cancer and Life Collide
Scary Mommy – 10 Essentials for Your Mom Survival Kit