Especially for Women
Velvet Ashes– Blog, book club, connect groups via facebook group, video chat or email, and a newsletter.
Thrive – Subscribe to a magazine of support and encouragement for women living cross culturally. This is now an on-line magazine. You receive notice of new issues by email.
Mission Nannys – Bringing together mature women to assist cross cultural workers’ families.
Priscilla’s Friends – Resources for the spouses of those in full time service.
Intermin – A site with lots of great materials on marriage, parenting, choosing a life partner, and a Life of Christ Bible Study. These materials are available in English, Simplified and Traditional Mandarin, and Spanish.
FlyLady – This site is for those who battle the “messies.” You can sign up for email reminders to help you get your life organized. All is done in a light hearted, encouraging way.
Your Child’s Journey– A web site and monthly bulletins for moms with babies and small children. The bulletins are month-by-month information on developmental mile markers, what parents can do to encourage their baby’s development, articles of interest for that age. They can be downloaded from the site or emailed month-by-month. The web site has other articles and resources appropriate for each age group.
Transition Dynamics – Articles, links, and events for those living cross culturally.
MfM – Email your request to receive, without charge, encouraging, up-lifting praise and worship style music. Emails are sent when new albums are added to a download site. If downloading is not possible, CDs are sent.
A safe trip abroad – US Department of State Publication with good information about travel abroad.
Wycliffe Software – Downloadable games to help the folks back home understand more about Bible translation work.
Ethnic Harvest – Links to resources to help churches and individuals become more effective at cross-cultural work. The site includes over 400 pages of resources and links.
POM – Resources for the parents of those serving cross culturally. Quarterly newsletter, tip sheets, and links to other helpful sites are available here.
Go Connect – A must-see index of resources cross cultural workers would appreciate. Sign up for Daily Connections for new or helpful links of interest.
English for Christian Studies – These downloadable pdf workbooks are for learners of English who are preparing for Bible colleges and seminaries that require extensive reading in English. These materials range from high-beginner to intermediate level.
Before You Get “Home”: Preparing for Reentry – This is a downloadable book to help in preparing for re-entry to your home culture
Brigada‘s extensive list of links of help for anyone living and working outside their home culture.
Care Port Counseling– is online video counseling and consulting for those who live and serve abroad – whether you’re in the military, in missions, or some type of humanitarian aid work, we’re here to help.
MissionaryCare– This site has lots of free resources for member care. Especially take a look at: Burn Out and Culture Stress. They offer a number of support and informational e-books for free downloads.
Interaction International– Carrying on the work of David Pollack, Transition Seminars for TCKs, Re-entry Refresher Seminars for adults returning to the States, and Care-giver Training.
ELIM Retreats– These are 6 day renewal retreats for global workers, both expatriate and national pastors and missionaries. These retreats are a ministry of Barnabas International. They provide places and occasions for the spiritual debriefing, renewal, and pastoral care for the global worker. They are held in Huron City, Michigan and Eagle, Wisconsin and cost only $80/ person with scholarships available.
New Song Member Care- Pre-field, Home Stay Debrief, and Counseling by a seasoned cross cultural worker with excellent credentials and many years of experience. Dr. Richardson’s, A Lodging Place, is reasonably priced for a 5 day personal, couple, or family session. She will also travel for overseas counseling as well. Her home base is in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Link Care– A counseling center in Fresno CA for Pastors and Cross Cultural Workers dedicated to the health and growth of the entire person, including psychological, emotional, intellectual, familial, cultural, and spiritual dimensions.
Mobile Member Care – Provides training, consultation, counseling, and crisis response for cross cultural workers on the field. Find plenty of written materials for facing many different crises over seas.
Member Care – Links to a number of organizations offering different kinds of care to PWs.
The Next Mile– Helps for short-termers before and after. Sign up for the E-Zine to help with after short-term service.
Things to Think About
One Place– Radio broadcasts via the internet from many Christian Ministries
Crosswalk – Free newsletters on a variety of topics.
Women of Faith – Newsletter and archive of articles about Christian women.
Between Friends – Links to practical help on time management, household hints, organization.
Live Better for Less – Sign up for free newsletters on a variety of different topics.
How Stuff Works – A place to learn what makes things work and why.
Free devotional emails – Choose from a large variety of email newsletters and devotionals.
Cross Cultural Kids
Society for MKs – Blog for MKs.
MK Connection – For MK schools and ways for MKs to communicate with one another.
TCK World – A wide range of articles and helps for children growing up in a culture other than their own.
MK Stay – Providing a home for young adult missionary kids.
YouthCompass – A service to and service opportunities for TCKs.
Resources of Columbia, SC, USA – MK Re-entry seminars, and lots of resources for those in the Columbia, South Carolina region of the USA.
A Life Overseas – This is a site built by a TCK who is now a parent of TCKs. There are a wealth of insights, helps, encouragement for you and your TCKs on this site.
Online Safety for Kids – A comprehensive, up-to-date guide to protecting children’s privacy and safety online.
Protecting Children’s Privacy– With step-by-step directions for securing specific sites.
Internet Safety– great comprehensive resource for internet safety for kids, teens, families
Smart Phone safety – an easy to use reference of current information to make use of smart phones safe for children and teens.
Guides for parents to keep their children safe on the internet.
- 10 Tips to Ensure Your Child’s Identity Stays Safe
- Guide for Parents – Internet Safety Tips for Kids
Schooling and Learning
On-Line Schools – This is a very comprehensive resource for on-line education from Kindergarten through PhD programs. Use their tools to evaluate your education needs and how on-line learning may help.
TESOL training in Asia in Chiang Mai, Thailand and Manila, Philippines
Sonlight – offers home schooling materials at discount for PWs from recognized organizations
Crosswalk’s Home School Page – Information about Home School
Homeschoolers Notebook – An email newsletter for homeschoolers.
Member Care-Schools – Listing of international Christian schools
Foreign Service Office Information – A wealth of information about preparing for college.
LD On-Line – Information and resources about learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders. This is a rich site with a wide range of information in article, checklists, discussion areas and a monthly newsletter.
Northstar Academy – Alternative school for students in grades 7-12.
Happy Homeschooling – Gwenda is a long-time home-schooler who has written a very helpful document for those considering homeschooling children overseas. She will email Happy Homeschooling to any who request it.
K12-International Academy– a full or part-time school with on and off-line opportunities for students to interact.
Christian College Guide– this site will aid Christian high school students in finding Christian Colleges that will fit their needs.
Homeschool vs Traditional School – An article comparing and contrasting traditional schools and homeschooling.
Books and Stories
Married in Mission– Alexis Kenny wrote this helpful handbook on developing your married life and integrating your marriage into your mission. For more info or to purchase the book in various formats click on the title link.
Dwelling–Living Fully from the Space You Call Home by Mary Beth Lagerborg. To read part of the introduction, click Dwelling. Mary Beth has made a very special offer to our Peter’s Wife members. If you would like a copy of Dwelling, you can order it for $6.00 US plus postage and packing by emailing Mary Beth.
Expectations and Burnout: Women Surviving the Great Commission-a new book by Sue Eenigenburg & Robynn Bliss includes survey data and research along with their stories of expectation and burnout. Click to read more.
Ask a Missionary– Over 100 missionaries answer questions regarding their work and experience.
Many Books – All free downloadable books in over 20 different formats. These are books without copyright or expired copyrights.
Free eBooks: The Ultimate Guide has a lot of great info. Find classics, contemporary, specialty, and children’s books.
Raising Resilient MKs – Download this 500 page book free of charge as .doc, .pdf, or .zip files for your computer and as a .mobi file for your Kindle. Its 56 chapters by 38 authors are important resources for anyone involved with Third Culture Kids, such as parents, teachers, school administrators, and caregivers.
SOON – Order free world-wide easy English literature.
Your Dictionary – Dictionaries and lots of other multilingual helps.
Digital Library – Thousands of books available for download.
Bible Study Tools A wide variety of Bible study tools on-line.
Mentoring Ministry– Lots of free resources to download including a Bible Study Series of books called Stepping Stones.
The Third Culture Kid Experience: Growing Up Among Worlds – This book by David C. Pollock And Ruth E. Van Reken has been the textbook on issues relating to Third Culture Kids.
Easy English – Wycliffe offers Bible materials in Easy English. They have many resources for sharing the Bible with those having limited grasp of English.
Kids of Integrity – Focus on the Family provides these children’s lessons on character development.
The Pregnancy Zone– Sound, reliable information on conception, pregnancy, and delivery.
The Baby Center – Information from preconception through the toddler years. Sign up for a free newsletter according to your baby’s age.
iBabyDoc – Information, chat, and forum for baby and child health issues.
Health Net – Insurance plans for those traveling and working outside the US.
Oscar – UK based information service regarding medical/health issues while serving abroad.
Women’s Health Issues – Informational articles about a wide variety of women’s health issues.
Healthy Women – a site dedicated to informing and empowering women to make good health decisions.
Sleep Better – Answers to questions about sleep, how much, when, sleep aids and much much more.
Hospice – Information and services for patients and families facing life-threatening illness.
Good Grief– The story of a father’s journey of grief when his daughter died.
Better Help – this web based licensed counseling is available as and when you need it for a flat fee.
ADHD– Real Age web site has a wealth of information on Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder in children and adults. Diagnosis, treatment options, causes, etc. are discussed.
Adult ADHD– Excellent resources for diagnosing, treatment, and strategies to deal with ADHD
The World Fact Book – Good information on countries around the world.
Worldwide Travel Warnings – The most recent safety announcements from the US State Department.
Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
Christian Volunteering – Short term mission trip search.
Minnesota Renewal Center – List of rest and retreat centers in various places around the United States. Some include counseling and conflict resolution consultants besides lovely places to be refreshed.
MATS – For the transportation needs of Christian workers. Phone numbers are: (888)776-7211 or (765)965-7777. FAX: (765)962-9966.
Wycliffe – Organization contact information and resources
Resource Directory – Information and resources on how to reach your world and other useful information for PWs. This site also provides information on resources in many different languages.
Servant Care – A great list of links to resources for all who work cross culturally.
USCWM – A huge number of links to resources and materials.
In Jesus – A communication web site for Christians. You can create a web presence with place to post newsletters, devotionals, etc.
Short Term – A searchable data base of short-term opportunities.
Women’s Center for Ministry – Providing relevant training, instructive resources, and nurturing networks for women in ministry.
Recipe Gold Mine – This is a great resource for recipes, conversion charts, and kitchen hints.
You Send It– Do you need to send a large file? Try You Send It Free.
Court System -This site keeps updated contact information for any court, legal, or law enforcement offices and contact information in the USA.
Youth Group Lessons and Games– These are free materials that cost next to nothing in materials. Excellent!