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James Gilmour Made An Eternal Difference!

Last week, in the light of the few folk that James Gilmour saw come to Christ, I asked a question:…

James Gilmour. A Wasted Life?

There is one more issue arising from the courageous and dedicated life of the missionary James Gilmour (1843-1891), whom I…

Missionaries And Loneliness

“When James Gilmour sailed for China in 1870 aged twenty-seven, “it was a lonely task that awaited him – the…

James Gilmour’s Unusual Courtship

I wrote last week about James Gilmour and his work in Mongolia. This week is about his courtship (or lack…

James Gilmour – God Hadn’t Called Him To Stay Home.

Having written recently about the lives of some of the New Testament colleagues of the apostle Paul, it’s easy to…

Philip – The Model Missionary

Having looked recently at cross-cultural missionaries from the pages of the New Testament, it struck me that I couldn’t do…

Timothy And “The P/T Test”

Having written about Demas, John Mark and Silas over the past three weeks, there has to be one more missionary…

Silas – The Pentecost Man

Today is Pentecost Sunday in some traditions. Jesus’ last recorded words on earth in Acts 1:8 give a clear definition…

John Mark – The Patron Saint Of Second Chance Missionaries

Last week we looked at Demas, the classic missionary failure. But for every Demas there is a John Mark with…

Missionaries Do Sometimes Fail

Sometimes missionaries don’t make it to the end. The New Testament has a powerful example of that – Demas. Demas…

The Accidental Missionaries

Aquila and Priscilla did not plan to be missionaries. They didn’t get there by the usual route – a call…

What Is Donar’s Oak?

Howard Peskett made some mission related comments when writing on Deuteronomy chapter 13 in Scripture Union notes. Howard wrote: “Missionaries…

The Orphan Who Gave to Mission.

Nettie McCormick had a less than ideal start to life. Born Nancy Maria Fowler in 1835, her father, Melzar Fowler,…

Simon of Cyrene – Abuse Leading To Destiny

For this week’s missionary post I want to engage in a little bit of guesswork, but I think I’m right!…

He Is Risen Indeed

Mark 16:1-8 describes the event that changed human history, the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. He is risen…

Chinese Missionaries to Europe?

ChinaSource recently commented that “despite Europe’s historical legacy as an active sender of missionaries, Europe nowadays should be considered as…

Saint Patrick’s Amazing Legacy

Last week I wrote about Saint Patrick’s journey from slavery to becoming a missionary who changed Ireland. I drew three…

St Patrick – The Early Missionary

Today, March 17th, is St Patrick’s Day. Patrick was an early missionary with a very unusual life, one that has…

Resolution #10 – Me, A Missionary?

Finally, almost a quarter of the way through 2024, we come to the 10th and last cross-cultural mission related New…

Resolution #9 – Follow Your Pastor…. To The Ends Of The Earth!

We come to the last two of Chuck Lawless’ 10 Mission related New Year’s resolutions. Resolution number 9 states: “I…

Resolution #8 – Go Out For Dinner!

This one, the eighth of Chuck Lawless’ mission related New Year resolutions, has to be the easiest to carry out,…

Resolution #7 – Praying Through Important News Items

This week we look at the seventh of Chuck Lawless’ 10 Cross-Cultural Mission related New Year’s Resolutions. Even if we…

Resolution #6 – Go On A Mission Trip

Chuck Lawless’ 6th New Year’s resolution with a cross-cultural mission flavour says: “I will plan to take a mission trip…

Resolution #4 – Make Friends with Those From Other Places And Cultures

Today we come to the fourth of Chuck Lawless’ ten New Year’s Resolutions that are intended to help us grow…

Resolution Number 3 – Pray For An Unreached People Group

The third of Chuck Lawless’ ten New Year’s Resolutions, all of which relate to cross-cultural mission, says: “I will learn…

Resolution Number 2 – Pray For Missionaries

The second of Chuck Lawless’ ten New Year’s Resolutions, all of which relate to cross-cultural mission, says: “I will pray…

Resolution Number 1

Last Sunday I listed Chuck Lawless’ suggestions for 10 New Year’s resolutions that relate to cross-cultural mission. Lawless wrote: “I’d like…

10 Cross-Cultural Mission New Year’s Resolutions.

Here is a suggestion. If you make New Year’s resolutions, why not make some that are cross-cultural mission related? Chuck…

Faith in Captivity

Geoffrey T. Bull (1921-1999) had a very unusual missionary career – he only served as a missionary for a few…

My Tribute, and Debt to, George Verwer

George Verwer died on April 14th, as I write only 8 short days ago. John Piper said that George’s “personal…

Hudson Taylor’s Two Burdens

“Hudson Taylor was wracked with doubt: he worried about sending men and women unprotected into the interior; at the same…

C.T. Studd – From Sports Star to China Missionary

C.T. Studd once said: “Let us not glide through this world and then slip quietly into heaven, without having blown…

The Beauty of Collaboration

I recently received an update from a soon-to-be partner and found that they were starting to offer online options for…

What Cross-Cultural Mission Is & What It Isn’t!

We desperately need a Biblical definition of cross-cultural mission today. “James Hudson Taylor (Chinese: 戴德生) was a British Protestant Christian…

Mary Slessor – An Extraordinary Scottish Missionary

Mary Slessor, 1848-1915, was a Scottish Presbyterian missionary to Africa. She made a huge impact on Nigeria and beyond. One…

Lottie Moon – Carving A Place For Women In Mission

I mentioned Lottie Moon (Charlotte Digges “Lottie” Moon, 1840-1912) in connection with the story of Sallie Holmes. The simple facts are…

“I never signed up for this…”

…and how to deal with it. Cross-cultural missionaries have families, who experience difficult emotions as a result of their loved…

What does it take to send a missionary?

How can we support a person who has a burden for cross-cultural mission? The Called Individual The Pastor What Should…

The World on Our Doorstep

Not everybody is able to go on short-term mission trips to immerse themselves in a cross-cultural experience. But that doesn’t…

Issues to ponder when preparing to send someone out to front-line missions

Imagine… You are a new missionary recruit about to depart for your assignment abroad. You are theologically trained, you have…

Announcing New Course: Crossing Cultures 101

We have just launched our most recent course Crossing Cultures 101! It’s free to complete and consists of 3 online modules…

Introducing The Antioch Factor

5 talks of The Antioch Factor In these 5 talks Ross shares his life’s message. He shares concerning what the…

Vision of FieldPartner International

The vision of FieldPartner International is a simple one. It is to serve the church and individual believers in matters…

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