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 steady, grueling WORK!

Read more about this aspect of the ministry, and see some video of the coffee farm itself, right here: Coffee Farm – a Virtual Visit! (Honduras)

Coffee Beans

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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 for activity’s sake is simply activism. Another factor in this “busyness” was short-term team involvement. How effective are short-term teams? Are they worth the time and resources invested? These are hard questions…questions hardly anyone talks about, but important ones that need to be asked.

So here’s a summary of the fruit from this summer…

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Connections

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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Less-mentioned Countries (part 3)

19 July 2016

The third and final episode (for now) featuring countries that we don’t talk about as much here at Missionary Blog Watch… We start with Democratic Republic of Congo, and a post entitled The Joy of Discovery – pictures and a video of a graduation party. And from Hungary, a very interesting cultural tidbit – Smile! […]

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Less-mentioned Countries (part 2)

12 July 2016

Today we’re going to continue our look at countries we don’t talk about so much. We started last week with the first six countries. First, a trip to Iraq, What we build at the Refuge Initiative, all about building homes for refugees. There’s a video so that you can actually see what these homes look […]

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Less-mentioned Countries

5 July 2016

Every once in a while I like to share posts from countries which are not mentioned as often here (as seen in the country cloud on the sidebar). So – this is one of those days! Let’s start with Vanuatu, an ocean nation made up of 80 (!) islands. Read about the challenge of communication […]

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Meetings – Under trees, with refugees… In Japan and South Sudan…

28 June 2016

A few posts about people, meeting with people, trying to meet with people… I guess meetings aren’t all bad… Sitting Under a Tree (Tanzanaia): It was that familiar feeling of sitting under a tree wondering if anyone would come and join you… An Unusual Visit (South Sudan): On Saturday my teammate Melissa and I were […]

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Medical Treatment in the Village

21 June 2016

Today I’m just going to feature one blog post. It’s a long one, but it’s worth the read. Tim and Betsy have lived in Angola for just over 4 years. Angola is in South Africa. The official language is Portuguese, but there are many other languages spoken. Civil war and drought have played a large […]

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