Posts Categorized: crossing cultures

Uprooted through Missions

This summer, I had the opportunity to travel to Southern France with my Sojourn College team.

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Gospel-Centered Missions

Over the last several years the “Gospel-Centered” movement has taken the church by storm.  Dozens of books and articles have been written about the gospel.  There are gospel-centered churches and gospel-centered conferences.

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Could God Still Use Us?

When God called us to be missionaries, we had some misgivings, but not the ones that you might expect. We didn’t mind the thought of living in a foreign country, being far from family, or even having to learn another language.

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Jesus loves Tibetans, and He loves me.

Six years ago, I was in a tent in a Tibetan village in East Asia and wrote the following in my journal:
I’ve never hated East Asia more in my whole life. I’m robbed of all joy and sick of who I am. I’m angry at my own life.

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Back From Kathmandu!

* This post has been adapted from a letter sent by Greg Gewin to those who supported him in finances and prayer as he went to Nepal. He and his team taught men and women the Bible for a week.

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Inside the Heart of a Missionary

Recently I conversed with a counselor over Skype about some of my brokenness and struggles.

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Global Retreat Testimonial

To give to our Sojourn Global Retreat, please go to https://sojourn.onthecity.org/city_apps/14 and give to “Missions” and “SI Global Retreat”. All donations will go straight towards this retreat for Sojourn International Missionaries.

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The Poison of Vainglory: The Dangers of Success and Failure (Part 2)

It is perhaps most easy to see the dangers of pride when we experience success; it is a danger that is near to the missionary.

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The Poison of Vainglory (Part 1)

Months ago, I had the opportunity to teach a group of prospective missionaries a lesson entitled, “The Traits of an Effective Missionary”.

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Hope in the Midst of Suffering

If you grew up reading missionary biographies like that of Bruce Olsen and Amy Carmichael, the stories were so engrossing and somewhat impossible to comprehend.

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