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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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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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Missionaries – Never the same thing…

1 June 2016

Missionaries do all kinds of things, in all kinds of ways. You might not be surprised to hear about missionaries involved in flood relief – check this out in Kenya – Prayer Update: CBM Flood Relief in Garrisa. But here are some other ways you could be involved in missions – these missionaries in Bulgaria […]

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Zooming in on Missionary Life

17 May 2016

This is a good day to get a glimpse of the joys and trials of serving Christ in a cross-cultural setting. Let’s start with a bird’s-eye view, following this missionary from Uganda as he flies in Chad – Flying in Chad and Flying in Chad 2. On to Cambodia – a simple post about The […]

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Ordinary People Helping Ordinary People

19 April 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed these real, down to earth posts from missionaries all over the world. For example… Remembering Why We Dig (Kenya) The past couple of days I have been loading soil into a wheelbarrow and hauling it over to my raised beds. Not particularly difficult work, but tedious labor… School Anniversary! (Bolivia) In Bolivia, […]

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A Photo Caught My Eye…

15 March 2016

I haven’t done this for a while – so, it’s time! I went through some of the recent posts from missionary bloggers around the world, and found photos that caught my eye! Photos are important in posts – especially if they’re original, and not just copied (legally, hopefully!) from elsewhere. So here you go, some […]

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“Home” Assignment, Unsung Heroes, and … Long Johns?

9 February 2016

Everyone loves infographics, right? Well, here’s one to help you pray – The Current State of Missions in Japan Next, some great pictures of some heroes of the missionary world – The Unsung Heroes of MAF — Engineers (Uganda) One missionary’s experience of “home assignment” (or “furlough”) may be extreme in some ways, but then […]

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Snakes, Sports, and So Much More

9 December 2015

More interesting posts from around the world to spice up your Wednesday: 3 Camps in 2 Days: So you want to visit some camps in South Sudan? Check out what’s happening in this report with pictures. The Thiessen Talk’O – September 2015: This is a long post from Mexico, but the first part caught my […]

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But Jesus…

5 November 2015

Here are a few recent posts from missionaries around the world for you to enjoy. Just some interesting reflections, and random updates. Reflecting & Remembering: One year ago, this month, we were still in the States on our home assignment praying about what God had next for our family. In November, we believed God was […]

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