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God’s strength in our weakness

May 25, 2017 Administrator 0

On first arriving in Japan in February 2015, I was expecting to do many things—learn Japanese, eat okonomiyaki, join a church, build a snowman, and make friends with very patient Japanese people. While I have […]

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Launch of new JEMA member care initiative

February 22, 2017 Administrator 0

Alan and Judy Steier of Barnabas International (a JEMA-endorsed ministry) were our primary presenters February 21 and 22 at JEMA Connect 2017.  Barnabas International is dedicated to “Shepherding the Hearts of Global Workers” in over 100 […]

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Preparing for home assignment

May 31, 2015 Gary Bauman 0

“Home assignment,” “home service,” “furlough,” or some other name: for most missionaries, periodic visits to their support base for face-to-face contact are a reality of life. Do we approach this portion of our missionary ministry […]

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Short or long?

May 30, 2015 Wendy Marshall 0

Animated, even heated, discussions can erupt when missionaries talk about why they take long or short home assignments. How long you go on home assignment depends on why you take one. Other important factors include […]

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No man is an island

May 30, 2015 Susan Driscoll 0

No man is an island.” You may think of the poem, song or film when you hear this phrase, but have you ever stopped to consider it? Do you think it is true? In my […]

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A RAFT to end well

May 30, 2015 Peter Dallman 0

Home assignments involve transitions and consequently they are often stressful. But before our first home assignment, we attended a two-week pre-home assignment workshop run by OMF International, which encouraged, inspired and helped us to prepare. […]

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A green coffee bean

October 27, 2014 Sharon Law 0

How long does it take you to drink a cup of coffee? Some may leisurely sip their brew whilst chatting to a friend or reading a book, whereas others may down their cup in a […]

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Called, not driven

April 10, 2014 Administrator 0

The contemporary world offers us many choices. And yet we suffer from overchoice. That is especially true on the mission field. There are so many things one could do, people who need the Gospel or […]