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We Are World Christians!

We Are World Christians!
by Gordon Aescliman via Heart of God Ministries

We are world Christians.
We put God’s love for all people first. No race is superior to another; no government is more loved than another; no country dearer than another.
We don’t put our nation’s economy before God’s economy. He tells . . . → Read More: We Are World Christians!

Tourist written all over you

Tourist written all over you

White tennis shoes, baseball caps, other telltale signs you’re a foreigner

By James Wysong, Travel columnist

Have you ever wondered how local people always seem to know you’re a tourist when you are traveling abroad?

To tell you the truth, it’s not rocket science. I’m not a local, I’m an American, and I can spot . . . → Read More: Tourist written all over you

My Perspective on Begging & Gift-Giving

My Perspective  on Begging & Gift-Giving
by Stephanie Davis, 2002

Having done several foreign mission trips, and spent two months in Chile, I have been able to observe the phenomenon of begging and giving enough to form my own opinion. As a Christian, I realize it is God’s desire that I have compassion for . . . → Read More: My Perspective on Begging & Gift-Giving

An Argument For Giving to Beggars

An Argument For Giving to Beggars
Scott Graham
Summarized from Handle with Care: a guide to responsible travel in developing countries by Scott Graham ($8-95, Noble Press, 1991, ISBN 1 879360 06 3)

Most travelers, myself included, choose to give to beggars selectively. Since begging is an integral part of life in many developing countries, . . . → Read More: An Argument For Giving to Beggars

Transforming Third World begging

Transforming Third World begging
Jeff Greenwald
Summarized from New Age Journal (March ’93)

I have witnessed case after case of well-meaning Westerners blowing into far-flung villages, attracting local children and doling out handfuls of sugar candies and coins. This kind of behavior turns kids into beggars faster than you can say “Hello, mister” as future travelers . . . → Read More: Transforming Third World begging

Honduras Leadership Training Info Meeting

An info meeting for Honduras LT will be held after The Rock on Saturday, Oct. 29. Check out honduraslt.com to get a look at . . . → Read More: Honduras Leadership Training Info Meeting

Ten Commandments for Mission Trip Participants

Ten Commandments for Mission Trip Participants

by Howard Culbertson, ShortTermMissions.com

Thou shalt not expect to find things as thou hast them at home, for thou hast left thy home to find things differently.
Thou shalt not take anything too seriously. A willingness to accept things as they are lays the foundation for a good trip to another . . . → Read More: Ten Commandments for Mission Trip Participants

We Need Boring Christians

We Need Boring Christians

Andrew Byers
I was sure God was telling me to quit my landscaping job. I was bound for something more important. The horizon beckoned. So I turned in my notice and embraced unemployment as a divine calling. I spent my hours reading Scripture and praying over maps, nobly trusting God for . . . → Read More: We Need Boring Christians

Choluteca Projects: Limon Classrooms

The social project La Iglesia Gran Comision started in the Limon area has grown immensely over the last several years. Eighty-six kids receive meals and educational enrichment Monday through Friday at the day care. And now the kids who are beginning to outgrow the daycare have a new opportunity to learn and grow – the . . . → Read More: Choluteca Projects: Limon Classrooms

GCLA Missions: Youth on a Mission

Several youth from Heritage Church in Westerville, Ohio spent June 26-July 4th serving in Honduras. Here’s a glimpse into what they were doing while on . . . → Read More: GCLA Missions: Youth on a Mission