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So, what’s it like being a missionary?

July 5th 2007 1 comment so far  

During our trip we had the privilege of being with several missionaries, most of whom are former students of mine at DTS. We loved that part of the trip. Their lives inspire me to step into the classroom each and every day. When class begins I don’t see students, I see missionaries whose lives will intersect with the lives of folks all over the world, most of whom I’ll never meet. What more could someone ask of God than a life filled with that privilege?

“So what’s it like being a missionary?” That question comes up quite frequently. …

Final thoughts on Mozambique

June 22nd 2007 No comments yet  

We left our friends in Maputo and have come to Johannesburg, South Africa, where we are staying with my former student, Charlotte Moore. Charlotte heads up a ministry called “Turn the Tide for Children.” More about that later.

Our ten days in Maputo went by far too quickly, and leaving dear friends is never easy. Some final reflections about our experience in this very complex and challenging mission environment will hopefully help you get a picture of what the Church here faces. Mozambique’s history, like every country’s past, powerfully shapes its present. Mozambique has been described as post-colonial and post-communist. After …

Multi-cultural Worship

June 18th 2007 2 comments so far  

I thought you might enjoy my wife, Priscilla’s, reflections on the worship service we attended this morning in the country of Mozambique as part of a Missions trip. Here are her thoughts:

This morning we worshiped at the Malhangalene Baptist Church where our friend Isaias Uaene is the pastor. The church building is small, holding about 60, so there are two services. You talk about a “blended” worship experience, we had it this morning. The first service was at 7:30 and every bench was filled. The worshippers were Mozambican, Brazilian, American (us), Austrian, old and young. We began with …

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