Is there some small thing we can do, one small step we can take? That has been on my mind as I read these recent missionary posts. Especially this post from Senegal, Two Coins.

Speaking of missions and missionaries, A question of identity comes up in this post from Japan.

A very short but challenging video to watch, as we remember George Cowan, pioneering missionary and translator in Mexico. (From a blog based in Ghana.)

Speaking of Mexico, check out the challenges that Pastor Paulino Martinez and his family faced trying to find housing – Sally’s House

Oh, I almost forgot – I wanted to share this one more post from Ghana with some interesting cultural insights – Information.

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Honesty, Challenges, and Coffee

by Jim on 13 February 2017

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Let’s start off today’s look at missionary blogs with a question for many missionaries – What went wrong? (Russia) – is this why you haven’t posted lately?

Getting stuck in the mud and being two hours late for the service – and it’s worth it – Hope Baptist Church, Milepa (Malawi).

The challenge of the doctor’s strike in Kenya (posted 10th of February 2017) – Kenya Doctor’s Strike Week Ten: A possible end in sight, and reflections on what we’ve learned (Kenya).

Guatemala - Coffee

So you want to open a coffee shop in Mexico – why not head over to Guatemala for some training? To end today’s travels, check out this series of posts (start here, then just click “Next Post” to continue): Coffee Bootcamp: Roasting Edition

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New Year Reflections from Cameroon and Tanzania

9 January 2017

We’re going to start off 2017 with some new year’s reflections from Tanzania and Cameroon. First, two from the same blog in Cameroon. To read the post, just click the link. Have a Sober New Year: 2017 is off to an extremely sober start here in Cameroon. Our friend and brother in Christ, Nestor, the […]

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Posts to Comment On…

28 December 2016

As many of us “finish the year”, what better time to drop a line to a missionary, to give some encouragement? Or maybe just leave a comment on their blog? Let’s start in Honduras, with a few updates about a future missions trip, a strange hot pepper story, and more – Highlights. I don’t usually […]

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Community, Christmas, and Travel

13 December 2016

A great eclectic mix of posts today, as we head into the Christmas season. Let’s start with the dedication of a prenatal and family counselling centre in Chile: A Time of Dedication (Ministry Monday Series). Next, let’s do something completely different to help a community, by building a bridge. A literal bridge. Well, some figurative […]

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A Tour Through the Americas

1 December 2016

Here are some recent posts from North, Central, and South America for you to enjoy… First, some reflections on building a team in Mexico – Building a Team to Realize the Vision A great reminder to pray from Ecuador – for this blogger, and other missionaries too. Check out (More than a) TIST (Things I […]

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Let’s Take A Walk…

15 November 2016

So let’s take a walk … in Ecuador, Haiti and Japan. First, a stroll through hurricane-hit Haiti. Looks like it will be easier to walk here than to drive – too easy to get stuck in the mud! Check out – Cory’s Agricultural hurricane observations and pictures It’s a beautiful day in Ecuador! But you […]

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Frustrations and Miracles, Large and Small

1 November 2016

Here’s a recent round-up of posts from missionaries around the world. Thanks for visiting! Insects, Summer, Surgeries, Sprinting… – medical adventures as summer come to Angola. When Words Become Walls – staying with the medical theme, frustrations and the need for grace in Kenya. I Don’t Just Believe in Miracles-I Have Seen Them – God […]

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Changing Our Vision

18 October 2016

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. First, a couple of posts from Honduras – The Benefits of Indigenous Pastors – part one and The Benefits of Indigenous Pastors – part two […]

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Haiti: The Calm Before the Storm

4 October 2016

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. The night remained quiet, too quiet. Doesn’t […]

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