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There is power in sharing someone’s story. There is power in being seen and heard. There is power in connecting with a person you’ll likely never have a chance to meet. Mission ONE is working to transform Pokot, Kenya through a local Indigenous partner living and working in the community. In 2021, the All-Girls School…

At Mission ONE, we have humbly spent decades building quality relationships with global partners, learning by listening, observing, and staying steadfast. Our work with indigenous changemakers, leaders, and experts has given us a ton of insight on how to successfully create cross-cultural partnerships that honor God and make the world more like the Kingdom. Many…

The book of Ephesians is one of the most talked about in scripture. In the first sections (Eph. 1-3) it describes what God has done for humanity; the good news, our salvation. In the next part (Eph. 4-5) it gives instructions on how to live in light of those blessings, and (Eph. 6) ends with…

For generations, women have been given the role of helpers, where submission is often advised, and expected. For example, “helper” (ezer in Hebrew), first appears in the book of Genesis (Gen 2:18) referring to the creation of Eve (woman): Then God said: “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make…

Women all over the world are faced with unimaginable hardships, especially those living in marginalized communities. Women are often excluded from educational and economic opportunities, which leave them vulnerable to unplanned pregnancies, sexually-transmitted diseases, and gender-based violence. Lack of dignified work leaves these women trapped in a cycle of generational poverty. This leaves women feeling…

The concept of having a distinct, normative vision of masculinity and femininity—biblically speaking, has proven to be challenging. As familiar as we may be with the text in Genesis, where we read God created humans in His image and likeness, we may inadvertently miss some of the more crucial ideas that could change some of…

Many churches across North America seek to share the gospel of Jesus in an international context, proclaiming the good news through good deeds. Cross-cultural work can be one of the most rewarding efforts, but like any work worth doing, it isn’t without challenges. Miscommunication and misunderstanding between partners can cause a well-meaning mission project to…

Listening is an important concept that is taught throughout the Bible. It teaches us to listen to God’s voice as we move through our lives, but it also commands us to love others– and listening to them as a way to communicate love. When we listen, we honor and support, but more than that, God…

Holy Week is a celebratory time that brings much joy and planning. It’s preceded by a season of Lent—a 40-day period of fasting and repentance, which is followed by a 50-day Easter season that stretches from Easter to Pentecost. Holy Week is celebrated all around the world in the month of April. It begins on…

The Bible tells us that we are all created in the image of God, that we have been equipped and gifted with unique talents for a purpose and for His glory. Unfortunately, communities across the world have shifted the way they see or think about certain concepts in the Bible, including ‘being fearfully and wonderfully…

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