Global inflation doesn’t keep IMB missionaries from being ‘present’
By Sue Sprenkle – January 13, 2023
Otis Newman opened the door and stared at the empty refrigerator. The kids rifled through the cabinets next to him. The family ate everything except dried goods before leaving for vacation.
The International Mission Board missionary cringed just thinking about how much it might cost to restock. Inflation has been a global hot topic for months. Experts try to predict how it will affect the economy, but for most people, it doesn’t hit home until they pay for groceries or utilities. For the Newman family living in Europe, restocking with the basics – milk, cereal, bread and lunch meat for a few days — cost 153 Euros, or $162.89