Some letters are tougher to write than others. For me, this one, though necessary, is hard. Yet it’s not a letter about a personal tragedy, just about a change.
As you have probably noticed, I have not written and sent a Peter’s Wife newsletter in a few months. Over the last year or so it became harder and harder for me to write Peter’s Wife. After much prayer and consideration, I believe it is time for me to put Peter’s Wife, as a newsletter, to bed.
Even harder than changing countries is changing ministry. In laying down the Peter’s Wife Newsletter (not the web site), I’m laying down a ministry that I have loved. I know it hasn’t reached a lot of women, but they have been very special to me. For the handful who have written back, I’ve felt it was worth the time and effort. It was because of Peter’s Wife that I learned to build web sites. It was a monthly reminder that there are women on the field who need a touch from someone who understands their struggles.
I am so comfortable in my adopted country that I feel more at home here than in my passport country. In some ways, I feel very out of touch with the needs and struggles of other women serving abroad. In addition, there are other organizations providing the support Peter’s Wife provided for over 20 years.
I will continue to keep up the website, as it still has great information for those living and working overseas. Links to resources will be updated and added to as they become available. Please share and use anything you want from the site. Peter’s Wife
I love to write, especially when my writing helps other women, young and old, live out the destiny God has for them, the best way they can. So, I invite you to something new:
It’s still me. I’ll be writing often. The topics will be varied. I’ll share lessons I’m learning and lessons from life. Some of the posts will have roots in the counseling I’ve done over the years. Some will be sparked from current events. And, like always, I would love to answer questions sent by readers.
Though I do not hear from many of you, I hope that Peter’s Wife has helped you. And I do not want to lose you. So please visit DianeConstantine.com. Have a look at my first posts.
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I see this change as a way to reach out to more women, not just those who live and work outside their home culture. I want to reach young women who would like to hear from someone who has been where they are. I’d like to reach out to women in the ‘sandwich’ generation between children and aging parents. I’d like to be a voice of reason in an age of unbridled media sound bites. I would love this new endeavor to take off, but even if it only reaches a few, I believe it’s what I’m supposed to do at this time.