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Strangers in a strange land

Last month, my family and I were in Sydney, visiting some friends and supporters. One friend took us to to a Thai restaurant near Manly Beach. As the waitress approached, we greeted her in Thai [...]

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How much risk is too much? How much risk is too little?

One of the topics that comes up in conversation as we prepare for adventure ministry is “risk”. One of the goals of Adventure Camp is to get the kids to do activities that they perceive as risky. [...]

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Where are you doing mission?

This photo reflects the reality of cross-cultural mission today. Included in this photo are local Christians, a Thai evangelist working with our missionary teams, members of a Korean-American [...]

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Thailand has lost its colour

I feel like Thailand has lost its colour.  I have lived in Thailand for over 16 years.  Normally, it is a place of colour, noise and smiles.  My Thai friends and neighbours love to wear bright [...]

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Three reasons not to take short-cuts when considering cross-cultural mission

I recently read the blog of a student at a theological seminary. The title of the story was, “Three reasons why cross-cultural mission is so hard”. I expected that this person struggled with [...]

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Gospel served on ice

Is it possible to share the Gospel by serving buckets of ice to guests eating at a funeral? A couple of weeks ago, the mother of one of the leaders at the local church died. As is usual in [...]

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Why can’t they just hurry up!

I recently helped one of the local Christians put a walk-way into his house. He lives in the middle of a rice field and the land his house is built on floods a little every year. The house is up [...]