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The Truth of 1 Corinthians 15:58!

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. I described how they had wanted to reach the unreached people deep in the jungle, but that when they eventually hacked a path through, they were […]

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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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Explore & EnVision

All Nations Christian College is a world-renowned mission training college. They are currently offering two courses which we would highly recommend, especially as a helpful next step for those who have already completed our free courses. Explore Our own course, Crossing Cultures 101 is only intended as an overview and introduction to cross-cultural training. It is available free […]

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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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Four Lessons From the Life Of Adoniram Judson - Pt 3

Read Part 1 - The Struggle Read Part 2 - A Marriage Made in Heaven? Three weeks ago I looked at Adoniram Judson’s unusual call to mission, then last week at his remarkable wife, Ann. This week I want to look at four lessons from his life, lessons that are not just historical facts but are […]

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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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Clueless by Jacqueline Scott

This post originally appeared on A Life Overseas. It is reproduced here with the permission of the author. When we head into another culture to live among the local people, our hope is to understand them at least enough to become someone they will listen to. But the reality is that we are clueless, especially […]

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The Truth of 1 Corinthians 15:58!

September 17, 2021
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. I described how they had wanted to reach the unreached people deep in the jungle, but that when they eventually hacked a path through, they were […]
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

Explore & EnVision

September 7, 2021
All Nations Christian College is a world-renowned mission training college. They are currently offering two courses which we would highly recommend, especially as a helpful next step for those who have already completed our free courses. Explore Our own course, Crossing Cultures 101 is only intended as an overview and introduction to cross-cultural training. It is available free […]
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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Four Lessons From the Life Of Adoniram Judson - Pt 3

August 27, 2021
Read Part 1 - The Struggle Read Part 2 - A Marriage Made in Heaven? Three weeks ago I looked at Adoniram Judson’s unusual call to mission, then last week at his remarkable wife, Ann. This week I want to look at four lessons from his life, lessons that are not just historical facts but are […]
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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

Clueless by Jacqueline Scott

June 23, 2021
This post originally appeared on A Life Overseas. It is reproduced here with the permission of the author. When we head into another culture to live among the local people, our hope is to understand them at least enough to become someone they will listen to. But the reality is that we are clueless, especially […]
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