Changing Our Vision

by Jim on 18 October 2016

in Interesting Posts

Each one of these posts may challenge you to change your vision about what a missionary is, how he or she does what they do, and what they actually do.

Toilet Paper RollsFirst, a couple of posts from HondurasThe Benefits of Indigenous Pastors – part one and The Benefits of Indigenous Pastors – part two

Next, let’s move back to Haiti. What would you do if a major disaster was to strike in your area? Check out Trip prayers and looking for Jesus.

Finally, a surprising and simple post from Cambodia: What toilet paper art is teaching me about life and creativity


Missionaries face a lot of frustrations and conflicting feelings. That’s why I appreciated this particular post from Haiti, written in the shadow of Hurricane Matthew.

Check out this post, and take the time to pray for Haiti – its people, including the people of God who are there.Hurricane

The night remained quiet, too quiet. Doesn’t feel right that with a dangerous life threatening storm starting to cover Haiti that the weather is so calm here before the storm. Most Haitians acting normal yesterday only adds to the unreal feeling.

After a restless night of alternating prayers with troubled sleep, the normally pleasant sound of rain pattering on our tin roof started at 4:30 a.m. Today that sound stirs up my emotions and memories… [keep reading]


Houses, Hands, and Hope

20 September 2016

Some more interesting posts for you, from around the world! First, check this one out from Tanzania – Seasons. Preparing and Growing. Of course, as the author notes and shows by example, “You can’t actually prepare for everything.” Nope, that’s for sure! Not only can you not prepare for everything, “nothing is ever simple” – […]

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Encouraging Posts from Africa, Europe, and South America

13 September 2016

One little brick building. Could it have a hand in reaching 10,000 people with the gospel? Or more? Work on Bible School continues… (Malawi). It’s always nice to get a bit of encouraging feedback, isn’t it? Here’s a little bit of confirmation – Connect 2016!! (Belgium). This is just a really neat post from Chile, […]

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6 September 2016

For a lot of people, it’s that time of year again. New teachers, new books, new frustrations, more structure, or maybe less . . . I imagine quite a few missionaries are in situations like these ones – missionaries in Kenya, but the family isn’t all together… Paradox Staying in Kenya, it’s time for new […]

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Raising Funds with Coffee Beans

29 August 2016

There are a lot of ways to raise funds for missions. Check out what Russell has been doing lately: The coffee farm goal – to create a sustainability aspect for funding the ministry – is becoming a reality, and this is happening because of Russell’s vision and his planning, his studying and a lot of […]

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Summer Fruit: A Reflection from Mexico

16 August 2016

For this missionary, the summer was a very busy time! But “busy” doesn’t mean “worthwhile”. So – was it? Read some reflections from a missionary in Mexico: This summer has been busy for us. I actually hate using the word “busy” because so often it can be confused with “productive” or even “spiritual.” But activity […]

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9 August 2016

Connecting with people in isolation, people with disabilities, with missionaries, with people who don’t speak our language – these blog posts will get you thinking about how God wants us to connect with people near us and around the world. Connecting the Dots – interviews with members of a visiting team (Honduras): Allen, Trish, and […]

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From Misunderstanding to Understanding

2 August 2016

Learning language – learning culture – it takes time, patience and commitment. Here’s a missionary, hard at work, who was helped by the “The Iceberg Principle” in language learning (Kenya). By the way, if you’d like a bigger graphic showing the Iceberg Principle, with an explanation, check out Growing Your Language Iceberg. Very useful! A […]

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South Sudan, and Changes of Plans

25 July 2016

People are praying for South Sudan. Would you like to join them? Check out the news from July 2016 using the previous link. Also, check out this appropriate post: Praying for South Sudan Next, check out what these missionaries are doing after plans for their return to South Sudan got scuttled – Finding Joy in […]

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