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Short-term Mission Trips: Take a Year to Change the World – And Yourself (Guest Post)

December 8, 2011

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{Editor’s Note: This is part 2 of a guest post written by Laura Davis, who, with her husband, Nate, spent a year on a short-term mission trip with Converge Worldwide in Manila, Philippines discovering the needs of young women caught in the snare of human trafficking and building bridges to meet some of those needs.  […]

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Missionary Satisfaction: My Desires or God’s Glory? (Guest Post)

November 10, 2011

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Note:  this post is written by a missionary who is revealing her heart and struggle between pleasing God and a sense of fulfillment. My husband and I participated in a missions conference at a supporting church earlier this year.  Since I am a missionary in transition, getting help for some family needs, seeking where the […]

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

May 2, 2011

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[Note: My series on the sending church takes a twist with the news of the death of Bin Laden. Read on to see the relevance of Bin Laden to church planting.] May Day brought with it eternal sunset for Osama Bin Laden.  U.S. special forces deadly blow means special justice for millions of people whose […]

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In Missions, Mercy Turns Uncertainty into Opportunity

March 29, 2011

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The Church of Jesus Christ has an opportunity to be God’s sickle in Japan.  In God’s economy, disaster frequently precedes blessing.  Who knows what God is doing in Japan but God himself?  Did he simply allow the earthquake, tsunami, and devastating aftereffects or did he orchestrate the events to reveal his hand of mercy to […]

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Suffering, Perseverance, Character, Hope and the Missionary Life

February 3, 2011

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The journey from suffering to hope is not an easy one. My heart is heavy this week as I watch open battle on the streets of my former home, Cairo, Egypt.  What is God’s perspective? See, the LORD is riding on a swift cloud and comes to Egypt…I will stir up Egyptians against Egyptians…neighbor against […]

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