• W. Austin Gardner

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You must take time, and make the effort necessary to have a stable, happy home. In the long run, this will be a tremendous blessing to the work. Marriage may interfere with some missionary activities but it definitely enhances others. A missionary with a happy home life, is going to be a happy missionary. A mess in your home will mean a mess in the churches where you are working. Your attitude, temper, and spiritual life depend on the unity and happiness maintained in your marriage.


If you make your wife and children happy in the country where you are laboring, you will be happy also. If you fail in this, you will fail in the field, and it will mean an unhappy journey to the homeland.


One way of ducking your family responsibilities, is to be away all the time. Live like a bachelor even if you are married.


Joseph L. Cannon, For Missionaries Only


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