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Podcast Episode #14

For many, the difficulties of this year have called into question a lot of previously held beliefs. 2020 has been a time of awakening as much as it has been a time of concern.

In Kenya, the Massai people have traditionally worshipped tribal deities. Courage and strength have been held in the highest regard amidst their volatile terrain. Recently though, one of our partners has been building a relationship with a tribal leader. Up until now, there has been a great deal of resistance to Jesus’ teachings. Entrenched in…

Exploring the Gospel’s Cultural Context Personally and Around the Globe As the Coordinator of Strategic Projects in Asia for Mission ONE, my job is to work with our indigenous partners on strategic projects they are pursuing to make their communities a little more like the kingdom of God. Little did I know how transformative this…

Sewing Centers in Pakistan Supporting Christian Women and Their Families It’s often that we are taught money is the root of all evil. We hear this phrase and understand it to mean that if we covet material wealth, we’re falling for one of Satan’s oldest tricks. And while there is a line to be drawn…

In Ghana, Mission ONE partners are taking on a new endeavor to create an education center in Tamale. This project would provide Christian educational opportunities to locals and attract more missionaries to the area. As we hear reports of how the team is accomplishing their goals and working within the community, we’re reminded that education…

The Problem of White Shame How does “white shame” factor into discussions about racism in America? What one means by the term “white shame” may vary, but I will focus on something particular. I do not indicate the idea that whites are ashamed of being white. Rather, by “white shame,” I refer to the shame…

God’s Patience is For Everyone None of us know when we’re going to be called. We can’t foresee the time or the circumstances. It can be in our bleakest of days or at moments when we think we’ve achieved our maximum potential. We also can’t fully prepare for who our messenger will be, but if…

Our partners in the Middle East help a Syrian father after family loses everything in the war Like millions of other Syrians over the past several years, Badar and his family — a wife and two children — fled Syria during the ongoing devastating and violent war. Displaced from their home, they lost all of…

When Shadi and Lara got married, the Syrian war was at its worst. The couple found refuge in Lebanon but could barely sustain a living. Their life in Lebanon was severely restricted. Shadi is a skilled hairdresser but could not work in that industry because of the restrictions of their legal refugee status. Gatekeeping was…

“I sacrificed more by leaving the mission field.”  When my friend recently made this statement, I not only knew she was right; I recognized how few people realized the cost missionaries pay when returning to their home country. Far fewer churches and mission organizations talk about it. First of all, what does she mean? How…

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