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How to Disciple New Believers in Missions

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Have you ever wondered how early is too early to bring a new Christian with you when you do missions? First of all, your concerns and questions are normal. Will she understand? How much should I let her take on? What kind of mission trip or experience is appropriate for her first one?

Slow Down Enough to See People

closeup of young Sudanese man

I heard someone speaking Arabic at the assisted living facility where I work. Not realizing it was the Sudanese man I knew who frequently brings deliveries to the front desk I work at, I rounded the corner to find David on the phone. Immediately after he got off the phone, I began speaking to him in my very broken Arabic, excited to make a connection with someone who speaks the language I have studied and love.

Love Your Neighbors through Your Spiritual Gifts

young woman shoveling snow

“Can I bring you dinner tonight?” read the text from one of my friends. As I typed and retyped, I wasn’t sure whether I could accept such kindness. The immediate answer in my heart was “yes, please,” but my pride and my sense of not wanting to be a burden tempted me to say no.

How to Use Your Gifts: Be You and Flourish

young woman with backpack in snow

I took a spiritual gifts test, one of those online tests where you answer 50 questions and it tells you what your gifts are, and to be honest, I didn’t entirely disagree. It told me mine were discernment, exhortation, faith, mercy, and administration.

Show Grace to the Lost

woman in front of a world map holding a For God So Loved the World sign

My body was boiling with anger. How could she behave like that? I was not the one at fault here! I wanted validation for giving full vent to my anger. My frustration with this stranger further escalated the culture shock I was experiencing.

Discovering God through Serving Others

Serve Others graphic with flower

In Paul’s exhortation to the Ephesian leaders, he proclaimed, “In every way I’ve shown you that by laboring like this, it is necessary to help the weak and to keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, for He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’” (Acts 20:35 HCSB).

When You Pray, the Creator of the World Hears You

young woman leaning over balcony looking up

During the seasons of my life I lived on the missions field, I would send home lengthy, story-filled, decorated newsletters telling my friends all the ways they could pray. Sometimes as I would type these emails, I would type through tears for the experiences I was facing as well as the heart I was asking them to pray for—I needed those prayers.

Is Your Bible Study Fueling Your Mission?

woman with backpack standing on open road and holding Bible

My heart quivered with pain and uncertainty. I had never walked through a season of difficulty and heartache at this level. I wish I could say the season was short lived, but it stretched into months and even years.

Serving Christ inside the Picket Fence

young woman sitting in front of a fence

Angela came home from church feeling awkward again. During announcements, a need was expressed for a new ministry that she would love to do. But it just doesn’t fit with her current life stage of mothering 3 young children.

Let Coffee Break the Ice and Build Relationships

two young women meet for coffee and to chat

Let the fragrant wafts of coffee tantalize your nose as you listen to the noisy hum of espresso machines. Sink comfortably into a cozy chair, sip your favorite brew, and allow your eyes to flicker over the mosaic of colors and activity. Enjoy the flavors of a treat.

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