Mari Eygabroad was ready to be a single missionary in Ukraine, providing physical therapy for disabled children and education for their caregivers.
But her meticulously laid plans were about to get a God-sized edit.
When her senior pastor suggested she pray about marrying Bryan, a missionary pilot in Africa, she thought God was crazy. After much thought and prayer and scrolling through Bryan’s online social page, Mari chose to join him. And she was completely unprepared for the path God had laid before her. Mari and her husband were, in a sense, “paired up in a cramped cockpit, trying to figure out how to work, live, and be together all day, every day without the luxury of a handbook.”
This isn’t your average missionary story—this is a missionary manual for spouses who want to best support their husbands on the mission field. Written in a poignant and humorous tone, Living Uprooted: Encouragement for the Missionary Wife is the book the author wished she’d had and is intended to prepare the next missionary wife for her unique role in overseas missions.
I really enjoyed Mari’s book! She talks about finding her identity in Christ and walks through her journey to the mission field with her husband. I found it to be super practical and helpful as I look into mission overseas. But, regardless, it’s interesting to note all the details that go into life overseas, God is apart of it all!