Tag Archives: Macedonia

Is Being Thankful Biblical, Cultural or Something We Learn From Our Parents?

November 21, 2012

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Thank you letters

It’s difficult to sit here the day before Thanksgiving and not be tempted to write a post about thankfulness.  Being thankful is so central to missionary fundraising, support raising, MPD – call it whatever you want – that if we ignore it we will not be successful in our ministries. Image by vistamommy via Wikimedia […]

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Brave and Broken: Missionary Adjustment to A New Culture, Lifestyle and Worldview

February 7, 2012

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One of the more profound experiences in life is waking up for the first time in a new culture.  The sense of adventure combined with a nearly insurmountable amount of fear creates an unbearable tension that can only be broken by opening the door to your new world.  Missionaries experience the privilege of cultural adjustment […]

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Five Ways Bin Laden Has Influenced Missional Church Planting (Part 2)

May 3, 2011

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…Continued from Part 1 (in case you missed it) More Public Awareness of the Missionary Lifestyle The growth of missionary church planters from the world to the world, the cost and time reduction in travel, and the exponential growth of the media and devices with which to obtain it have created a great awareness among […]

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Dealing with Natural Disasters: 8 Steps Your Church Can Take

March 11, 2011

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The earthquake in Japan and resulting tsunamis remind us that the Earth is groaning.  What is God’s perspective on natural disasters?  I need to leave that theology for another time so that I can provide these needed resources tonight. If you are a church or individual with missionaries or loved ones overseas in the midst […]

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Leaving Home is at the Heart of Mission, Part II

February 18, 2011

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CONTINUED FROM PART I… God Uses Foreigners to Preach the Good News There is something unique about hearing the gospel from a foreigner.  When I lived in Macedonia, I was turning people away who wanted to hear the gospel.  I did not have enough hours in the day. One time an acquaintance of mine came […]

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