Category: John Wilburn Missionary to Melbourne

  • Genesis 3:9-12 Learning to Say “Help” and “Thank You”

    9 But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” 10 And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” 11 He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of […]

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  • Understanding instead of Condemning the Reality of a Non-Christian World

    I hate watching the news No seriously I hate watching it because the news is always depressing. Now of course I understand if only encouraging things were aired, the nightly news would have gone out of business a long time ago. But thirty-minutes filled with bad news around the world and events viewed from a […]

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  • Acting in Faith When Your Heart Isn’t Filled With Faith

    This probably sounds really strange coming from a Missionary, but I have very weak faith. For those who aren’t sure what faith is, it’s a belief or trust in the goodness of God (especially in times of hardship). My faith isn’t always weak of course [1] but recently I’ve been reminded the circumstances of life can […]

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  • Short-Term Ministry Update

    Dearest Friends, A few weeks ago I sent an update after returning from teaching Theology classes in Chittagong, Bangladesh.  One of my requests in that email was that you pray with me about short-term opportunities God may open while the visa process continues, well this week I would like to share with you how God […]

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  • Why I’m Walking Away from Running

    Last week as I committed myself to active involvement in short-term placement Missions opportunities my mind was filled with lots of things that would be missed. Family and friends My Church family My own car Walmart What surprised me was one of the things I would miss most (after family) was my running partners. Running […]

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