Pursuing the Call

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Becoming a missionary can be daunting, but what if you could learn from others who’ve already faced the challenges?

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Becoming a missionary can be daunting, but what if you could learn from others who’ve already faced the challenges? No matter what stage you’re at in your missionary journey, Pursuing the Call will prepare you to make the wisest, most Christ-centered decisions. With step-by-step advice from the early stages of exploring God’s call, to ultimately moving overseas and ministering in a new culture, this book details the necessary considerations and decisions you will need to make. Written by a missionary, it is not based on theory alone but has been tried and tested through experience. Though the road may prove difficult at times, it is definitely worth it. We invite you to take the next steps and pursue the call!

Chapter List
Ch. 1: My Story
Ch. 2: Preparing for Mission Work
Ch. 3: Choosing a Mission Organization
Ch. 4: Raising Financial Support
Ch. 5: Learning the Language
Ch. 6: Surviving Culture Shock
Ch. 7: Beyond Culture Shock – Doing Culturally Informed Ministry
Ch. 8: Personal Spiritual Health
Ch. 9: Final Logistical Preparations



Pursuing the Call provides advice that is clear, concise, and can be practically implemented. Danny provides uniques insights and practical advice gleaned from challenges that are still fresh. A must-read for anyone seriously considering serving overseas.”
Michael Peterson
Co-Founder/Director, MissionSake

“If you sense God has called you to take the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to another culture, I highly recommend you purchase and read Danny Lamastra’s Pursuing the Call. He draws from his experience as a missionary to El Salvador to provide easy to understand and essential to follow principles to get to the mission field, overcome common challenges, and stay healthy for a lifetime of effective service.”
Alan Ehler
Dean, Southeastern University’s Barnett College of Ministry and Theology

“Unfair! That’s what I felt after reading Danny’s book.  It was unfair that I did not have such a book when my wife and I embarked on our missionary journey.  We would have avoided many mistakes, been much more prepared, or learned things much quicker. This book will be a blessing to countless numbers, and help smooth their transition to wherever the Lord may be leading them.”
Dave Flynn
Latin America Team Leader, Center for Mission Mobilization


About the Author

Danny Lamastra holds an MA in Ministerial Leadership and an MBA from Southeastern University. He has been on staff at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, and Esperanza College of Eastern University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Currently, he is serving as missionary to El Salvador with Christ for the City International, where he directs a prison ministry for convicted gang members.


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