Japan

Working Together, Frustration, and Hard Days

13 June 2017

I know, I keep trying to think of a good title to pull together all of the themes, but I just really want to share the posts below, and they’re just really not related. So here’s what we’ve got today: Let’s start with the “working together” part. It’s always great to see people Equipping Harvest […]

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So Many Ways to Help…

16 May 2017

It was an inspiration reading missionary blogs today, and seeing how God uses people to help others, and how God works in people’s lives. Think about something simple, like this woman who had a dream that God multiplied: A dream come true (Uganda). And while we’re in the medical field, here are some very personal […]

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Celebrating the Resurrection, Saving Trees, and More

20 April 2017

Recently Christians around the world had an extra-special celebration of Jesus’ resurrection (though, of course, we celebrate it all the time!). Let’s start in Niger – lots happening for these missionaries! Our Easter Celebration And now, on to Tanzania – Easter Celebrations in Kayenze. And now let’s just do some travelling to visit missionaries, with […]

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Six Very Random Posts from Four Countries

5 April 2017

I know, these collections of posts just get more and more unrelated. I’ll try to do a theme sometime soon. But for now, here are a bunch of totally unrelated posts, because I know there’s someone out there who will appreciate each one! There are a lot of small frustrations when you’re living in another […]

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Serving with what little you have . . .

22 February 2017

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 […]

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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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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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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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