Pakistan

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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Birthday Tears, Mothers, and … Spies?

10 May 2016

In most countries around the world, though not all, Mother’s Day is sometime in May. And although it’s actually in July in South Sudan, what is it like for an ex-pat to celebrate Mother’s Day far from “home”? What is Mother’s Day like for a missionary mom in South Sudan? Many suffer heartache around this […]

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A visit to Asia in 2016

5 April 2016

Here are some of our less-visited countries in Asia. Let’s start with the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, otherwise known as East Timor. Just a quick post about someone who came to help – I think a lot of missionaries would appreciate this kind of help! Take a look at Thank you, Amy! Speaking of helping […]

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Teams, Ebenezer, and Three Afghan Stars in the Bazaar

1 March 2016

So, you’re looking for something to pray about? You’d like to know more about how God is working in the world? Maybe you’d like to be more involved? Well, you’ve come to the right place. And here is the place to begin – a few posts by missionaries around the world. Let’s start with a […]

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Observations & Reflections from the Mission Field

2 February 2016

Just a few recent posts from around the world… Why Go To Another Country? (Chile) “Why are you in Chile?” That’s a question we have received way more times that we can recall. The question is a real door opener… Observations and Perspectives… (Angola) Following are “brief” summaries of some personal vacation conversations with our […]

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Seeing God in the Good and the Bad…

8 July 2015

A few more posts today from around the world! Thanks for reading. When you just want to help crack that shell . . . Hatching (Thailand) All right, so it’s a little late to post this, but it’s interesting! From back in April – Happy New Year Happy New Year! (Thailand) Summer in Pakistan – […]

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Weddings, Protests, Business, and Fast Relationships

11 February 2015

Some very interesting posts have popped up lately! Here are some of the latest, including some insights into weddings in Pakistan and Senegal… A View Behind the Scenes (Senegal) – in the kitchen on the roof! Pakistani Weddings: A Survival Guide (Pakistan) – hint: don’t arrive “on time”. Is business really mission? Yes! (Bolivia) – […]

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A Warm Christmas . . .

16 December 2014

A few posts about Christmas and Christmas activities from missionaries around the world! Christmas Time #2 – Fabric Advent Calendar (Belgium) Traditions – what do you think? Celebrating His Coming – the 4-weeks of Advent (Brazil) Celebrating in services… My First Warm Christmas (Honduras) – what a fun idea! Behold, the virgin shall conceive . […]

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Slums, Grounded, and more reminders that everyone’s life is not like yours…

10 December 2014

A fairly random collection of posts today – enjoy! On Slums and Existentialism (Pakistan) From the Logbook…No Flying Yet (Indonesia) Outreach to Yazidis (Iraq) SwansonScoop10_14 (Mexico) Sr. Domingo and Sra. Laura (Ecuador) Thanks for Nothing! (Democratic Republic of Congo)

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Missionaries on culture

7 June 2006

Of course, missionaries are always talking about culture.  How to adapt to the culture, what they find different in the culture, weaknesses and strengths in the culture.  Usually, it’s not bad – it’s just different, as we always used to tell mission teams that we trained.  But we always wrestle with it and try to […]

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