Saturday, May 4, 2013

FAQ: What's It Like To Be a MK?

Hi everyone! I'm very sorry for not blogging more often. I've been pretty uninspired lately, so if you have any ideas for new posts, please let me know in the comments!
 Alright, on to the main event...
I get asked this a whole lot. Don't get me wrong, I am not annoyed with the questions at all! But to make things just a bit simpler, I've decided to write a post on this certain topic - hope you enjoy.

My sisters, Anastasia and Noelle, and I celebrating Ukrainian Christmas.

Q: What's it like to be a MK (missionary kid)?

A: First of all - it's absolutely amazing to be the child of missionaries because you know that you're doing exactly what the Bible says in Mark 16:15 ~

And he said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation."

 Now, that is one cool career.

 Second of all, I am very fond traveling. "Fond" might even be an understatement. I mean, seeing new lands, visiting foreign countries, touring famous sights... I could go on and on - what's not to love? (Besides the occasional car/airplane/sea sickness, of course.)

 Along with all the long trips, you get the chance to meet loads of new people. Making new friends is always fun. I've once even tried to sort my friends and acquaintances by continent! Unfortunately, Antarctica didn't make the list. Let me know when one of you decides to move there, alright? ;)

 Once you decide where you're going to be a missionary, it would probably not be a bad idea to try to learn the official language of that certain country. If you become a missionary to an English-speaking country, you've got it nice and easy! :) Learning a new language is sometimes always a challenge. You need to dedicate time and hard work to be able to have everything down pat. I loved trying to learn Russian and Ukrainian, and now I can speak to all my Ukrainian friends freely!

 Okay, guys, this is the fun part - the food. I'm not picky when it comes to food, but when you see a plate of shark meat in front of you while visiting Bulgaria, well, let's just say that you're not particularly excited to dig in. On the other hand, sometimes you taste something totally new and it ends up being your new favorite food! Trying out new exotic foods was always something that I looked forward to.

 To sum things up, I'm so glad that I'm a MK! :)

 Here are a few questions for you guys:

  • If you were to become a missionary, where would you go?
  • What sorts of odd foods have you eaten?
  • What countries have you traveled to?
 I would love to hear from you in the comments!
Have a blessed day,



  1. Well I think it's cool that you have such faith.
    I'm not even sure if I believe in God but I liked your post <3

  2. Hey Naomi, Bob and I would love to travel to see your family. We have rosetta stone in the truck but are not very consistent. I can tell the children to sit and eat.
    We recently moved to Fairbanks, AK. We are in a great little church that teaches the Truth of Scripture. I am hoping to be in the music ministry there and working with the children. Bob will be teaching Bible Study. If your family had a sending church here you could come visit us :)
    Food? I'm not good at strange food.I will need to work on that one :)
    Do they eat strange food there? If so, what? Thanks for Blogging :) Hi to Mom and Dad.

    1. Hello, Mrs. Scott! That would be great if you and your family cane and visited us. :) Actually, we are going to be traveling to Alaska next May, so my parents will definitely look into seeing your church!
      There is an interesting food here called "kholodets". It tastes (and looks) like chunks of meat in salty jello which is served chilled. :)
      Thank you for reading the post! Hello to your family from us!

  3. What a great post! I can totally relate since I am also a MK =)

    1. Yippee for MKs! BTW, I was wondering, what mission are you with?

    2. Do you mean like a missions board or like what ministry? We actually aren't part of a board we work independently! And our ministry is called Wings Bearing Precious seed.

      BTW I awarded you on my main blog =)

  4. Great post Naomi!! If I could be a missionary to anywhere it would the UK. :) I haven't tried too many exotic things.. I think the most exotic was peanut butter soup! You can smell the PB but can't taste it! It is pretty good!! And sadly.. I've never gone to another country. :P

    1. Thank you, Abby! The UK sounds like an awesome place to be a missionary. Oh, I've tried peanut butter soup - yum. :) Okay, we'll have to fly to Australia together, since you've never been to another country. Shall we adopt a baby kangaroo? ;)

    2. Baby Kangaroo sounds good. :)

  5. Loved the post, Naomi! :) If I were to become a missionary to anywhere, it would be New Zealand. (and if you mean ANYWHERE, I would be a missionary to Middle-earth) :) Haven't tried that many exotic things, might have to get back to you on that. And sadly, I've never been to another country, unless Canada counts.

    1. So glad you enjoyed! Hmmm, I wonder why you would want to got to NZ? Does it have anything to do with the fact that LOTR was filmed there? Just a thought. ;) Oh, yup, those hobbits, elves, and orks really need someone to tell them The Gospel! :D
      Canada counts! Where in Canada were you?

  6. Great post, Naomi! I guess if God called me to be a missionary, I'd go wherever. My first thought would be eastern Europe. I have been to Canada, Germany, and Ukraine, too, of course! :) Hmm...the oddest foods I've ever eaten have been salo and frog legs. I thought both were good, but I'd probably go for the frog legs over the salo! :)

  7. AnonymousJune 08, 2013

    Hi, I just found your blog through Britt's. ;) I live in Indonesia. If I were an missionary, I would got to Papua. I have been to Germany (airport), Singapore, Indonesia, and probably other places, though we were just in the airport. The weirdest foods... hmmm, there are a lot of weird foods here. Let me see, probably baso. (baa-so) I liked it at first then it just plain grossed me out! It's like a meatball but it's made with 'the leftovers' of a cow. Ewww, so I think it's its guts. :P Yuck.
    Great post, Naomi!!!

    ~Abrielle Lindsay


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