Category: Confessions of a Missionary

  • Yes, Missionaries Get Lazy

    A few Saturdays ago a friend was in town, so he stopped by to visit me. As I walked out of the house he took one look at me and said, “boy you have gotten fat!” He actually continued to talk about how fat I had gotten, and made me promise to lose weight by […]

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  • From The Archives:  Missions is Using Facebook to Defend a Christian worldview…

    From The Archives: Missions is Using Facebook to Defend a Christian worldview…

    Originally written January 28, 2019 One of my goals for 2019 is to be more purposeful with my online presence (particularly through facebook and twitter). In the past my posts were focused more on making people laugh or sharing experiences from the mission field, but now they revolve around three things. Share my burden for […]

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  • A Stone in Their Shoe

    As a missionary in Australia, I read the book “Tactics” by Greg Koukl, and absolutely loved it. In my opinion, it is one of the best books on how to understand the beliefs of others, and share the Gospel. one of my favourite principles in his book is called “the stone in the shoe.” He […]

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  • Sitting with the Hurting….Celebrating wiht the Rejoicing

    Sitting with the Hurting….Celebrating wiht the Rejoicing

    A few weeks ago, I read a statement from a missionary friend in Togo, Africa describing missions that really spoke to me. Feed the hungry Sit with the hurting Celebrate with the joyous The more I read those words, the more I realised the he was right. A massive part of missions is simply developing […]

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  • When Ministry Is Boring

    When Ministry Is Boring

    For the last week, my “office” has been a small kitchen table at the house my father was born and raised in, lovingly called the “West Virginia House.” Being here with my parents as the medical furlough comes to an end is a time of rest, relaxation, refocusing, and making of memories. It’s also very […]

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