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An ‘Ordinary’ Person, Who Made a Big Difference

Do you think your life could never make a difference? Let us show you how you are wrong! Especially right now, how we choose to invest our lives can make a huge impact on others… Since losing a very special friend and precious team member very suddenly about two weeks ago, Ross and I have […]

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The World on Our Doorstep

Covid has upturned us, the world is changing around our ears, and the thought of going out on missions is probably far from anyone’s mind. But here is some food for thought for 2021. Two recent interviewees Jen Bishop and Pete Askew) have given a perspective that God has already brought the nations to us! […]

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Issues to ponder when preparing to send someone out to front-line missions

Imagine… You are a new missionary recruit about to depart for your assignment abroad. You are theologically trained, you have experience of ministry and you are very, very clear about your ‘call’ to go where you are now headed. BUT – and it’s a big ‘but’, though don’t realise it yet – you have not […]

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Who or What is a Third Culture Kid?

Who or what is a TCK? A while ago, I met with a missionary family from a large Asian country working in the Middle East. They are a culture-blended family to begin with (both parents are from a Korean-Chinese background, and they speak both languages at home). On top of those cultures, they and their […]

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Waiting for God - James 5: 7-11

  Ross Paterson's sermon recorded for the pacesetters at Hinghwa Methodist Church, Singapore In this sermon, Ross examines James 5: 7 - 11 on the topic of 'Waiting for God'. We examine the Greek word 'Parousia' - the final coming of Jesus. Ross encourages us to be patient, stand firm, not to grumble and to […]

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What do you want Jesus to do for you? | Mark 10:46-52

    After many months away from Taiwan, Ross Paterson returns to The Hope Church in Taiwan to preach on the topic of 'What do you want Jesus to do for you?' from Mark 10: 46-52.   46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the […]

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Jacob's Encounters with God - Sermon

This sermon was given by Ross Paterson at Holy Trinity Cheltenham on August 16, 2020.

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Quiet Time #2: Should We Follow A Structure?

When we have our quiet times, should we have a plan or leave it to spontaneity? Ross investigates what scripture can teach us on this topic. Jesus sets an example of regular, structured devotional time which we will hear about in this video.

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Announcing New Course: Crossing Cultures 101

We have just launched our most recent course Crossing Cultures 101! It’s free to complete and consists of 3 online modules with several lessons in each, to be completed in your own time. This is the course we wish we could have done before starting our missionary journeys - and, after learning a lot of […]

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Five things I wish I had known

A while ago my husband and I were talking with a friend about the huge task that faces us in setting up an online training school. In the course of about an hour’s conversation, Eric asked a telling question. He said, “Ross, Christine – looking back over your several decades of experience in international living […]

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