Tagged: New Voices
Regular Article written by a missionary who has been in Japan less than five years.
We often come to the mission field with high expectations, but we forget that God’s view of us is different
Training and sending Japanese believers to make disciples among their existing relational networks has been producing encouraging results
How a statement by a veteran missionary is reflected in my life
A new resident of Japan shares personal insight into dealing with culture shock and discouragement, gained from "lectio divina", a spiritual practice of reading Scripture
Starting life in a new culture can feel disempowering, but that can be a good thing if it causes us to rely on God more
Different bridges lead to Jesus
God used the love and prayers of two men to transform me into wanting to serve long-term in Japan
While the spiritual battle is less obvious in Japan than other countries, it is just as real
Called to walk alongside someone who is struggling to comprehend God
Even while just learning the language, it's possible to catch glimpses of God's fingerprints in everyday things
At my lowest point, God taught me to rely on him and the strength he provides
Friendships can be time consuming and hard work but they repay the effort
An injured hand and feelings of lost identity in Japan led to the discovery that true identity is found in following Jesus in the here and now
Sometimes God puts people on the mission field without them realizing it.
New missionaries find themselves doing lots of preparation, but sometimes it all goes awry.
How long does it take you to drink a cup of coffee? Some may leisurely...