Hi everyone! And welcome to 2018!

Red chicken and chips

I think this is similar to the red chicken and chips in the post from Tanzania (photo courtesy Zizounyc)

Just three posts today, but they’re good ones. Check these out:

  • To me, this post emphasizes the joys of long term ministry. I’m not necessarily talking about being in one place for a long time (actually, this missionary wasn’t), but simply the joy of seeing God work over the course of years in peoples’ lives. From Tanzania, The Story of Nikky (and me, and her mom, and Kajal, and God…oh, and red chicken)
  • Next, heading to Cameroon, this is an interesting reflection about Returning Home. Ask many of us where our (earthly) home is, and the answer could get – complicated.
  • Finally, from Mexico, watching God work through challenges and struggles. What better theme to start the new year with – Power in Weakness.

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December is an interesting month around the world for missionaries. Sometimes it’s things you would expect – like creatively making gifts for children, as these volunteers are doing in Bosnia. There are also special outreaches that may or may not relate to Christmas, such as this one in Río Blanco, Mexico.

And another one from Mexico – an “appreciation dinner”.

But some posts are a little different. Here are two. The first one is from Kenya, but it’s speaking about the situation in South Sudan. The title is simply And on earth peace.

Finally, did you know that some MKs aren’t overly enthusiastic about Christmas? Well, here’s your chance to find out why. Also from Kenya, read Counter-intuitive Christmas.

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The Invasion of the Millipedes (and other missionary posts)

28 November 2017

A great collection of posts today – and truly some great “missionary topics”, as well as things that will bless you, whether missionary or not. First, a hilarious post that I can certainly relate to – from Tanzania, the Invasion of the Millipedes! Now, here’s a post to get you meditating on the incarnation – […]

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Rejoice!

13 November 2017

I know I posted about Bible translation last week — but hey, it’s hard to get very far if you can’t even hear God’s Word in a language you can understand! So here it is — a post from just a few days ago in Democratic Republic of Congo: Tembo New Testament received with much […]

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Reflections on Translation, and More

4 November 2017

And today, some interesting reflections on Bible translation, an obligatory Reformation post, and more! Go and visit these missionary blogs from around the world… The Unfortunate Consequences of Short-Sighted Bible Translation (Cameroon) – Some fascinating thoughts about Bible translation from a long-term point of view. Power interface (Ghana) – Why Bible translation is a key […]

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Our Treasure, and First Term Life

18 October 2017

Just two posts today from two newer missionary blogs. First, lots of work for first term missionaries preparing to serve children at risk in Mexico. Check out We are not alone. Next, these two pictures from Togo are worth a thousand words. Take time to look, and to share Our Greatest Treasure.

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Disaster

3 October 2017

This week we’re going to be looking at some posts from recent disasters. Because I’m usually writing these posts in advance, you’re not always seeing the latest news. But, of course, you can always go to the home page of the blog to see if there is more recent news. Of course I’m also limited […]

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Diving into a new Season

19 September 2017

Lots of things are “starting up” for the fall – today we’ll check some of them out! Discipleship – what a crazy idea! New Semester (Hungary) Connecting with people in many ways – Back in the Groove (Mexico) Seriously, what’s with all this teaching and discipling from the Bible? Summer Newsletter: Church Plant, Summer Camp, […]

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More Perspectives from the Field

5 September 2017

As usual, a very eclectic selection of missionary blog posts from around the world. Some interesting pictures from Siberia, an MK talks about life in Thailand (video), a secret weapon at a soup kitchen, and much more! Our First Annual Singing Competition (Guatemala): One of the students at the institute took the initiative to plan […]

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Celebrating, Grieving, and Moving Forward…

22 August 2017

Why are we travelling to this little village – what’s its name again? From Niger – The Most Important Visit We’ve Ever Made And in Ecuador– some statistics may be almost pointless. But maybe Some statistics define our lives. Speaking of statistics, here’s an exciting one from the villages in Cambodia: Celebrating 20 Schools! Let’s […]

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