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The Unlikely Impact of William Carey

“Young man, sit down! When God pleases to convert those who have never heard of Jesus Christ, He'll do it without consulting you or me.” This comment seems unlikely to drive an amazing missionary career and to inspire a young man to impact a significant foreign nation with the Gospel. But it did. The rebuke […]

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A Single Seed Or Much Fruit?

I have recently shared two posts about a couple from Sweden, David and Svea Flood, who in 1921 went to the Congo (then the Belgian Congo, later Zaire) as missionaries. Today I want to finish this remarkable story, with its twin focus. Firstly, that God is a totally faithful Father to His children and His children’s children. Secondly, whatever the short-term […]

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The Truth of 1 Corinthians 15:58!

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” In my previous post, I began the story of David and Svea Flood, missionaries to the Congo (formerly the Belgian Congo, then Zaire) in 1921, exactly 100 years ago. […]

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Who or what is a PACTeam?

PACT is an acrostic, standing for Personal Accountability and Care Team. There is also a hidden meaning which carries the sense of such a team’s purpose. A PACT is a “formal agreement between individuals or parties”, usually written down and has the weight of a serious promise.  The idea behind the concept is that a […]

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An Unusual Missionary Story - David & Svea Flood

A Singaporean friend of many years, Gideon Lim, shared with me a most unusual missionary story this weekend which I had never heard before. It is extremely impacting for our insight into both the cost and the potential of cross-cultural missionary work. It will take me several posts to share this narrative that ends well, […]

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7 Ways to Drop Your Call

Ross examines the vital question of 'what do we do once we have a calling?' The enemy will be determined for us to miss, forget, ignore or avoid our God-given calling and in this illuminating sermon, Ross shares 7 challenges we may encounter in pursuing a calling.

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Fruit From a Dark Valley - Adoniram Judson - Pt 4

Read the first three blogs on Adoniram Judson: Part 1 - The Struggle Part 2 - A Marriage Made in Heaven? Part 3 - Four Lessons from the Life of Adoniram Judson   In my previous blog I touched on four lessons from the life of Adoniram Judson. This week I want to focus more intently […]

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A Marriage Made in Heaven? Adoniram Judson - Pt 2

Read Part 1 - The Struggle Following God’s powerful intervention in his life (see previous post) Adoniram Judson surrendered to the Lord. Two events then coincided in his life. The first was his call to missions. The second was his marriage. Judson had visited the Hasseltine family, who were also involved in foreign missions. John […]

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The Struggle - Adoniram Jason - Pt 1

Adoniram Judson (1788-1850) was an American missionary who served in Burma (Myanmar) for almost forty years. When Judson began his missionary work in Burma, he set a goal of translating the Bible and founding a church of 100 members before his death. That was a reasonable and specific target for a land without any church. […]

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What is a RAFT and Why Do I Need One?

RAFT is a helpful and important acrostic, commonly used in cross-cultural circles. It stands for:  Reconcile Affirm say Farewell Think destination    It is a tool to help with navigating transition in a healthy way. Fundamentally, it is about what it takes to have healthy closure in the place you are leaving so that you […]

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The Unlikely Impact of William Carey

October 8, 2021
“Young man, sit down! When God pleases to convert those who have never heard of Jesus Christ, He'll do it without consulting you or me.” This comment seems unlikely to drive an amazing missionary career and to inspire a young man to impact a significant foreign nation with the Gospel. But it did. The rebuke […]
Read More

A Single Seed Or Much Fruit?

September 24, 2021
I have recently shared two posts about a couple from Sweden, David and Svea Flood, who in 1921 went to the Congo (then the Belgian Congo, later Zaire) as missionaries. Today I want to finish this remarkable story, with its twin focus. Firstly, that God is a totally faithful Father to His children and His children’s children. Secondly, whatever the short-term […]
Read More

The Truth of 1 Corinthians 15:58!

September 17, 2021
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” In my previous post, I began the story of David and Svea Flood, missionaries to the Congo (formerly the Belgian Congo, then Zaire) in 1921, exactly 100 years ago. […]
Read More

Who or what is a PACTeam?

September 10, 2021
PACT is an acrostic, standing for Personal Accountability and Care Team. There is also a hidden meaning which carries the sense of such a team’s purpose. A PACT is a “formal agreement between individuals or parties”, usually written down and has the weight of a serious promise.  The idea behind the concept is that a […]
Read More

An Unusual Missionary Story - David & Svea Flood

September 10, 2021
A Singaporean friend of many years, Gideon Lim, shared with me a most unusual missionary story this weekend which I had never heard before. It is extremely impacting for our insight into both the cost and the potential of cross-cultural missionary work. It will take me several posts to share this narrative that ends well, […]
Read More

7 Ways to Drop Your Call

September 3, 2021
Ross examines the vital question of 'what do we do once we have a calling?' The enemy will be determined for us to miss, forget, ignore or avoid our God-given calling and in this illuminating sermon, Ross shares 7 challenges we may encounter in pursuing a calling.
Read More

Fruit From a Dark Valley - Adoniram Judson - Pt 4

September 3, 2021
Read the first three blogs on Adoniram Judson: Part 1 - The Struggle Part 2 - A Marriage Made in Heaven? Part 3 - Four Lessons from the Life of Adoniram Judson   In my previous blog I touched on four lessons from the life of Adoniram Judson. This week I want to focus more intently […]
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A Marriage Made in Heaven? Adoniram Judson - Pt 2

August 20, 2021
Read Part 1 - The Struggle Following God’s powerful intervention in his life (see previous post) Adoniram Judson surrendered to the Lord. Two events then coincided in his life. The first was his call to missions. The second was his marriage. Judson had visited the Hasseltine family, who were also involved in foreign missions. John […]
Read More

The Struggle - Adoniram Jason - Pt 1

August 13, 2021
Adoniram Judson (1788-1850) was an American missionary who served in Burma (Myanmar) for almost forty years. When Judson began his missionary work in Burma, he set a goal of translating the Bible and founding a church of 100 members before his death. That was a reasonable and specific target for a land without any church. […]
Read More

What is a RAFT and Why Do I Need One?

August 8, 2021
RAFT is a helpful and important acrostic, commonly used in cross-cultural circles. It stands for:  Reconcile Affirm say Farewell Think destination    It is a tool to help with navigating transition in a healthy way. Fundamentally, it is about what it takes to have healthy closure in the place you are leaving so that you […]
Read More
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