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The Fields are still white – Laborers still needed

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Whatever one thinks of these numbers, one thing is clear: despite 225 years of Protestant missionary advance, the world is still largely unevangelized… Continue reading

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Living In Uncertain Days

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Washington, D. C.; New York, New York; London, England; Mumbai, India; Nairobi, Kenya; Moscow, Russia; and now Paris, France. What do all of these cities have in common? Well, in the light of the tragedy of last week, the answer … Continue reading

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Influences of Culture

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A person native to a culture often does not perceive the subtle influence of that culture. That all changes when a missionary enters his host culture. Everything is different, he feels, smells, senses all the differences in an overwhelming cacophony of stimuli. Continue reading

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Symptoms of Culture Shock

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Duane Elmer gives the following helpful list as symptoms of culture shock in his book, Cross Cultural Connections. If you are going through culture shock this list may not lessen the pain you are feeling right now, but it can help you identify what is really going on. Continue reading

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Flying Again – Interview with Gracia Burnham

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(Video) God’s grace in the life of missionary Gracia Burnham. Gracia tells her story ten years after the rescue from Muslim extremists that ended in the death of her husband. Continue reading

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Annual IBMGlobal Candidate Conference

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This week I have been participating in an annual training conference for cross-cultural missionaries.  I serve as the Africa Director for a mission agency, IBMGlobal. This year we have missionary candidates heading to South Sudan, Costa Rica, the jungles of Peru, … Continue reading

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Thomas Ragland’s Lessons For Successful Missionary Work

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The Great Commandment states that we are to “love the Lord… with all your heart, soul, strength and mind.” The Great Commission states that we are to “go into all the world and preach the gospel” to everyone, everywhere. Thomas … Continue reading

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Missiologists: 40 Maps That Explain The World

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Max Fisher at the Washington Post wrote a fascinating article entitled, “40 Maps That Explain The World.” It is a must read for those interested in missions! Continue reading

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2014 IBMGlobal Conference Announcement

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The next annual IBMGlobal Conference will be held Sunday April 27 through Friday May 2, 2014. Please mark the date in your calendar and plan to attend! Continue reading

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IBMGlobal Annual Conference

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The Candidate Conference is a time for missionaries, candidates, pastors and church leaders involved in the mission programs to come together to discuss issues pertaining to mission outreach, strategy, current trends in missions, relationships, cultural adjustment and the primacy of the local church in missions. Continue reading

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