We left the United States for the field long-term with our four kids when they were 2, 4, 6, and 8. Many thought we were insane to take children to live in the impoverished context in the Sahel of Africa where we serve: it’s incredibly hot, disease-ridden, and everything is unpredictable. There are assault rifles everywhere, Islam and the occult seem to be in control, and every local personally knows children and young adults who have died. Now 6 years later, we have learned very important concepts for parenting, planning, and persevering in such a place that we want to share with any families who are considering missions, heading to the field, or already on the field. Come join us!