Giving Missionaries a Cheerful Welcome

The only constant in the life of a missionary is change. Missionaries live through seemingly endless transitions. Beloved teammates depart, and new teammates arrive. Meanwhile, all missionaries are at various levels of language acquisition and cultural acclimation. On top of all of this, missionary teams frequently adopt new strategy initiatives, leadership vision, and even experience […]

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Making History

You may not know this, but history is going to be made this summer. It’s nothing new, though. It’s been happening for a long time. Eleven years ago, I was preparing for my first overseas mission trip. As a college student, I was contemplating what kind of impact could I have. As a fairly new […]

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Five Missionary Lessons from St. Patrick

  March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, and we should honor this early missionary. A few years ago,   Carrie Kelly wrote an article for the Intersect Project entitled “The Man Behind the Myth: 5 Things You Can Learn About St. Patrick.”  Kelly’s article is worth the read,  and I encourage you to check it out. […]

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Astronauts and Missionaries

This December marks the 50th anniversary of the exhilarating Apollo 8 mission. I recently listened to the accounts of how these men trained to accomplish what seemed like an impossible task, and then later worked together as a team to accomplish that very task in Jeffrey Kluger’s Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First […]

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