Life as a Missionary Kid – by Emilee Coffey

Being a missionary kid is lots of fun, you get to travel and see new places , meet lots of people and have so many good friends all over the world.   I am Emilee Coffey, missionary to South Africa  and I am turning 14 years old this week.   I  have had more opportunities than most people have had in their entire life.  We live in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, one of the most beautiful places in the world, and I have amazing friends here.

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Yes,  I miss my family in America very much and it very hard being away from them.


But I know when we go back on furlough that I will miss my friends and family from South Africa too.   Being a missionary kid is very exciting.   I mean I live in Africa with all the lions and tigers and all the amazing animals.



Just because I don’t get to see and talk to my family and friends everyday in America doesn’t mean I don’t love and miss them all the time.   One of the most special things to me is receiving a letter from someone even if it is 6 month old, because it makes me remember that people in America haven’t forgotten me.

Being a missionary kid you get to help out a lot with the churches and it is one of the most fun thing to do.


You get to help cook and help watch the little children and get to help in so many ways.


One of the worse thing to do as a MK is to sit in the car for hours at a time and have to go for days without being home.  But you can have some of the best times traveling too.   I remember one year we drove all the way to Las Vegas  in a car but once we got there we met some of the nicest people and they really spoiled us and made us feel special.  At the end of the day, yes it is hard being away from family, but you know what you are here for and it is worth not living in America.





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  • 8 thoughts on “Life as a Missionary Kid – by Emilee Coffey

    1. Emilee you did such a great job girlie!! I can’t believe you are going to be 14! You are such a beautiful young lady! Thank you!

    2. Good job Emilee! Great post. You are doing a great job in South Africa, I can’t wait to work along side you☺️

    3. I love you and your family with all my heart!! I will be looking forward to seeing you when you come home on furlough. Be Sweet!! Love,

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