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Battling Burnout

By David Gee on January 25, 2022

Welcome to Part Four of our Goer Essentials Series, where we’ve asked Goers to sound off on the essentials to thriving in life overseas. In today’s article, we cover ministry burnout and the spiritual practices Goers have discovered to fight against it.

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Envision Your Place: Zambia

By Hannah on January 10, 2022

The sun peeks through the blinds as you are woken up by the neighbor’s rooster whom you have lovingly named Reginald. It’s not his fault he sounds like he’s dying. To add to the symphony of your Zambian alarm, you hear a “thump” on your roof as an avocado falls from a tree. You get out of bed and savor the warm breeze coming through your window that helps to break up the humidity while you sip your coffee.

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Envision Your Place: Turkey

By Bri on December 13, 2021

Your alarm goes off, although it isn’t your cell phone. It is the call to prayer rustling through the window. When you first got to the field, it startled and confused you, but now it is a gentle reminder of the beauty of the culture and the reason for your being here in this city. You start getting ready for the day, slowly going through your morning ritual. You check your phone to get an idea of the weather - you’ll be out all day. You grab your coat, a pair of good shoes, and you're off!

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How to Be Missional While Studying Abroad

By David Gee on December 7, 2021

You can’t step foot on a college campus without hearing about studying abroad, and that’s a good thing! College is the perfect time to be traveling, experiencing the world, and pushing outside of your comfort zone, and if you can knock out a couple of college credits in the process — even better!

As a Christian, the opportunity to study abroad may actually have an extra layer you haven’t thought about, a missional layer.

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Envision Your Place: Germany

By Melody on December 3, 2021

This city is in the center of Europe and is home to people from more than 180 nations. Imagine you’re standing in the heart of the city. You can hear at least four different languages. You smell cigarette smoke and roasting sausages. The brisk breeze blows your hair back as you hurry to get to your subway stop. On your left are coffee shops, an electronics store, and a shopping mall with tall apartment buildings in the distance. On your right is a 100-year-old cathedral, its dome showing the scars of war.

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Long Flights and Airport Nights

By David Gee on November 19, 2021

Welcome to Part Three of our Goer Essentials Series, where we’ve asked Goers to sound off on the essentials to thriving in life overseas. In today’s article, we cover Goers' tips on getting through those long flights and layovers. 

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Loneliness

By David Gee on October 14, 2021

Welcome to Part Two of our Goer Essentials Series, where we’ve asked Goers to sound off on the essentials to thriving in life overseas. In today’s article, we cover experiencing loneliness and how Goers have wrestled through it on the field.. 

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Culture Shock

By David Gee on October 11, 2021

Welcome to Part One of our Goer Essentials Series, where we’ve asked Goers to sound off on the essentials to thriving in life overseas. In today’s article, we cover dealing with culture shock. 

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Every Goer Needs a Sender: Four Ways to Be a Sender

By Luke on September 24, 2021

“Go, send or disobey.”  

John Piper famously laid out these three options as the only three options as it relates to a Christian’s involvement in global missions.

Now, it’s generally understood that following Christ’s command to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations means that some of us are called to be missionaries.  Or to use a different term, some of us are called to be goers, to go across the map and across cultures to share the good news of Christ’s saving grace.

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3 Ways Missions Stands Against Injustice

By David Gee on August 20, 2021

There’s an odd tension that we often walk in missions. Feed the poor, or proclaim the gospel? Granted, the most obvious answer is “both-and.”  However, for one reason or another, there is an assumption that sometimes rears its head that Christian missions is too often about preaching the Gospel while not doing enough to feed the poor and hungry of the world physically. As William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army put it, “You can’t preach to a man who has an empty stomach and is shivering with cold.”  

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