Getting to Know Our GMI Missionaries: Sandi Bomers, Paraguay

Jerry-and-Sandi-BomersJerry and Sandi met at Grace Bible College and got to know one another during a short-term missions trip to Puerto Rico. They were married in 2009. Even while they were dating, they both felt a calling to missions and knew they would pursue it in God’s time. They have been blessed with two wonderful children, Addison and Clayton. Jerry and Sandi are excited to be in the process of becoming missionaries to Paraguay and can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store as they start this new chapter in their lives.

We continue on with our series of getting to know our missionaries better. They have all answered the same questions, but their answers are all so different and unique to their callings, personalities, and experiences. God has a lot to teach us through them and I hope you continue to read these posts and share them with others. We would love to hear from you as well.

Now, enjoy the answers to our 10 questions from Sandi Bomers – GMI Missionary Candidate to Paraguay

  1. What most excites you about your field and ministry? I think the most exciting part is how open and friendly the people are and how Paraguay seems to be such a ripe place for ministry.
  2. What is the most difficult about your field and ministry? I think trying to homeschool the kids and keep up with language school is going to be the most difficult thing for me at first. I think in about a year being away from home is going to hit hard.
  3. Name 3 things God has taught you as a missionary.
    1. Trusting Him is essential. Without being able to depend and trust Him we wouldn’t have even been able to step out in faith so far.
    2. Being uncomfortable is not the end of the world. (and it actually might be a good thing!)
    3. Contentment is not contingent on where we are or what we have, but instead it’s an attitude of my heart.
  4. What did God use to call you into missions? Lots of other missionaries visiting our church and challenging us to step out in faith. It was a longer process than some people and I’m thankful that we took the time to prayerfully consider it and not rush into a decision.
  5. If you could share anything with someone considering missions what would it be? Don’t be afraid to let go of the illusion of control you think you have on your life. If God is calling you to missions, he is going to provide for you and take care of you in whatever situation he leads you to.
  6. In what ways have you seen God’s faithful provision? Providing comfort or encouragement when we have doubts, being faithful in spite of our failings, giving us the courage for each new challenge that we have faced so far.
  7. What is a favorite thing about the country you serve in? Its beauty in the waterfalls and also the laid-back nature of the people.
  8. Who was one person that had a big influence in your decision to become a missionary? Jeremy Clark
  9. In what ways can others best encourage missionaries Remember them even though they are far away? Its easy to forget to call or send a note, but those things are so encouraging. Ask how things are going and be genuinely interested in what is going on in their lives.
  10. What is one of your favorite funny memories from the field? Our first night in Paraguay we had to drive across the bottom of the country to get to Alex and Deltha’s house. It was supposed to be about a 7 hour drive, but we got two flat tires and hit a dog on our way and the trip ended up taking about 10 hours. It was hard because we were so tired but looking back it really was funny and a good memory!Jerry and Sandi met at Grace Bible College and got to know one another during a short-term missions trip to Puerto Rico. They were married in 2009. Even while they were dating, they both felt a calling to missions and knew they would pursue it in God’s time. They have been blessed with two wonderful children, Addison and Clayton. Jerry and Sandi are excited to be in the process of becoming missionaries to Paraguay and can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store as they start this new chapter in their lives.

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