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Missionary Expectations: Expect Transformation

September 30, 2013


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In missions, not too much is certain. You don’t know what God is going to do in your ministry. Your sense of call may change. Your team or location may be different within a year or two. You might be expecting to go for five or more years but in the end you may not […]

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Do You Lie or Speak the Truth to Missionary Friends?

September 25, 2013


Life as you knew it is about to change...

I’ve had several friends leave recently for the mission field. I’m always surprised when I hear the types of comments made to missionaries leaving for another culture, words given by well meaning friends who are clueless about what the new missionaries are going to encounter: “You’ll always be a part of this church.” “We won’t […]

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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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What a Missionary Desires from Churches

August 1, 2011


Earlier this year I posted What a Church Desires from Missionaries in which I said that churches desire faithfulness, communication and relationship from missionaries.  Now turn about is fair play. During 20 years of ministry in missions, I’ve experienced and observed three characteristics of churches that, when existent, radically alter the experience of the missionary […]

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Missional Church Planting or Misguided? – Describing the Sending Church (Part 2)

May 31, 2011


-Continued from Part 1 “God spoke to me through a Newsweek article and instead of planting a church our new tool for reaching Furnia is to create a network of orphanages.  There are three thousand orphans in Furnia.  The Muslims don’t believe in adoption so our new strategy is going to make a lot of […]

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