Tag Archives: adventure

New Missionary, Old Missionary – Got to Love Them Both

September 10, 2012


I’ve always found it refreshingly odd when I meet someone new for the first time.  I see them at their current age and looks, knowing nothing about their past.  I find it refreshing to connect with them and hear their story and yet their age and looks are unique to that day.  I have no […]

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Every Loss Is A New Beginning – Guest Post by Missionary Kevin Walton Discussing The Journey of Home Assignment

July 30, 2012


Image courtesy of Zachary Collier via Wikimedia We have a unique perspective on time – those of us in the missionary community who regularly have to make transitions between places so distinct and different – that it seems more like popping in and out of a parallel universe than traversing the same globe. These transitions […]

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9 Benefits to Missionary Vulnerability

March 2, 2012


How do you view vulnerability?  Depending on your cultural perspective, vulnerability may be viewed in a positive light or in a negative fashion. I’m promoting the idea that an appropriate level of vulnerability exists in healthy relationships, generally speaking.  Specifically, missionaries benefit from being appropriately vulnerable in key relationships within their uniquely missionary context. Our […]

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Brave and Broken: Missionary Adjustment to A New Culture, Lifestyle and Worldview

February 7, 2012


One of the more profound experiences in life is waking up for the first time in a new culture.  The sense of adventure combined with a nearly insurmountable amount of fear creates an unbearable tension that can only be broken by opening the door to your new world.  Missionaries experience the privilege of cultural adjustment […]

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The Brave and Broken Missionary Heart – Overview

October 7, 2011


Missionaries and church planters face life-altering battles every day.  The daily decisions related to money, biblical faithfulness, family stresses, cultural faux pas, and life and death place the missionary heart in vulnerable positions.  Sometimes good decisions are made while other times the heart proves to be deceptive. What are the factors that encourage a missionary […]

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