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"I never signed up for this..."

…and how to deal with it. Cross-cultural missionaries have families, who experience difficult emotions as a result of their loved one moving away, how can we address this well? Contents Importance of Support from Home A Real Struggle For the Family Members For Those Leaving Family Behind I want to recommend wholeheartedly and briefly reflect […]

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The Privilege of Being a Sending Church

Guest Blog by Michael Prest from UFM. I wonder what springs to mind when we think of sending and supporting mission workers? Perhaps there’s that line in your church budget for mission elsewhere. Or there are the prayers in the midweek meeting and Sunday service.  If we’re doing some giving and we’re doing some praying, […]

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The 3-minute Rule (and How Not To Be Offended!)

“So, tell me what life is like out there!” “Can you summarise the work you’ve been involved in for us?” Perhaps you have experienced this sort of question?  You’ve felt the calling to serve in another culture, uprooted your whole life, learnt a new language, gone through months, if not years, of cultural adjustment and, […]

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What does it take to send a missionary?

Here is an individual who senses God’s call to missions. They are not yet sure where they should be going, but something is stirring in them. What should they do about this new burden? And what can their church do to support them?

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Will History Repeat Itself?

Six years ago a team of Christians (mostly young people) from a Western country visited a major Asian country to connect with local students, to get to know them and to share their faith in the Lord Jesus. In the process of doing that they met a young university student whom I will call Mary […]

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Working from a Place of Rest

FieldPartner was proud to host this event with Tony Horsfall. 'Working From a Place of Rest' asked the important question: How can we joyfully sustain ministry over the long haul of life? The biggest mistake we can make in ministry is to try and work for God rather than work with God. Jesus himself shows us by his example […]

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A Short But Most Effective Life - David Brainerd

David Brainerd was born on April 20, 1718 in Haddam, Connecticut. He died a short 29 years later. For only eight of those years was he a born-again believer in Jesus. For only a short four years did he serve as a cross-cultural missionary. Yet John Wesley said "let every creature read carefully over ‘The […]

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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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"I never signed up for this..."

January 3, 2022
…and how to deal with it. Cross-cultural missionaries have families, who experience difficult emotions as a result of their loved one moving away, how can we address this well? Contents Importance of Support from Home A Real Struggle For the Family Members For Those Leaving Family Behind I want to recommend wholeheartedly and briefly reflect […]
Read More

The Privilege of Being a Sending Church

December 17, 2021
Guest Blog by Michael Prest from UFM. I wonder what springs to mind when we think of sending and supporting mission workers? Perhaps there’s that line in your church budget for mission elsewhere. Or there are the prayers in the midweek meeting and Sunday service.  If we’re doing some giving and we’re doing some praying, […]
Read More

The 3-minute Rule (and How Not To Be Offended!)

December 10, 2021
“So, tell me what life is like out there!” “Can you summarise the work you’ve been involved in for us?” Perhaps you have experienced this sort of question?  You’ve felt the calling to serve in another culture, uprooted your whole life, learnt a new language, gone through months, if not years, of cultural adjustment and, […]
Read More

What does it take to send a missionary?

December 3, 2021
Here is an individual who senses God’s call to missions. They are not yet sure where they should be going, but something is stirring in them. What should they do about this new burden? And what can their church do to support them?
Read More

Will History Repeat Itself?

November 26, 2021
Six years ago a team of Christians (mostly young people) from a Western country visited a major Asian country to connect with local students, to get to know them and to share their faith in the Lord Jesus. In the process of doing that they met a young university student whom I will call Mary […]
Read More

Working from a Place of Rest

November 12, 2021
FieldPartner was proud to host this event with Tony Horsfall. 'Working From a Place of Rest' asked the important question: How can we joyfully sustain ministry over the long haul of life? The biggest mistake we can make in ministry is to try and work for God rather than work with God. Jesus himself shows us by his example […]
Read More

A Short But Most Effective Life - David Brainerd

October 22, 2021
David Brainerd was born on April 20, 1718 in Haddam, Connecticut. He died a short 29 years later. For only eight of those years was he a born-again believer in Jesus. For only a short four years did he serve as a cross-cultural missionary. Yet John Wesley said "let every creature read carefully over ‘The […]
Read More

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
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