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A Tragic Fact and A Workable Solution

I thought I’d take a little break from the “Traits” series to share some of this article I found by Steve Shadrach of the USCWM.  He quotes Ralph Winter saying, “Here is a tragic fact: Only about one out of a hundred ‘missionary...

Missionary Traits: Zeal For The Gospel

Many people say that faith is something that is deeply personal.  I would agree to a point, but if your faith is real, you will want to share it.  One person said rightly, “Most people don’t share their faith because they don’t have a faith worth...

Missionary Traits: Perserverance

Once you are at your place of service, there will most likely be a million and one reasons to give up.  Getting anything done is going to take more time, energy, and effort; especially when you’re in a country that isn’t time sensitive like the West.  The...

Missionary Traits: Adaptability

Missionaries must be adaptable.  They must be able to adapt to a multitude of things such as new cultures, customs, paces of life, harsh weather conditions, strange foods, and difficult languages; just to name a few.  All of these things are put right on top of the...

Missionary Traits: Insight

In Missions work, there are “good things” and there are “God things.”  Since good is the enemy of best, and there are many good things that a cross cultural worker can be involved in, every missionary needs insight.  Insight is the ability to...

Traits of A Missionary

What does it take to be a cross cultural ambassador of Jesus Christ (ie, a missionary)?  Are there some common traits that a person must have who is compelled to cross land and sea for the sake of the Gospel?  Over the next few posts, I will expand on a few that...

Turning 32

Tomorrow I will be 32 years old.  As I was thinking about this today I remembered the fact that Jesus was 32 when he was right in the middle of his earthly ministry.  He started at age 30 and finished at age 33.  Three short years that changed the world we live in.  I...

On A Mission?

Just started working on furthering my education recently through a great correspondence degree program at Global University.  Cool name for a college, huh?  While studying for one of my classes, I came across a great quote about “mission” that I wanted to...

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