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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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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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