Who Will Farm the Land?

2017-01-01T08:29:56+00:00August 5th, 2016|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Author: Kelley Dibble I will never forget her face.  En route to the Manila airport, from a billboard high in the smog-bloated sky, a Filipina squinted down at me.  Deep lines etched her dry, sun-weathered face.  She stood in front of the lush Banaue Rice Terraces that Philippine Islanders call the Eighth Wonder of the World.  [...]

Embracing the Season of Life During the Holiday Season

2014-12-22T10:20:21+00:00December 22nd, 2014|Categories: 01-Promo, Articles|Tags: , , , , , |

Author: Jim Poitras I’ve been blessed to make my mobile office in far flung places and click away at the latest letter, blog, article or lesson. The surroundings were equally diverse. I once outlined the plan for two hundred lessons of Acts: God’s Training Manual for Today’s Church, which birthed Portable Bible Schools International, on the [...]

Melodious Birds or Deafening Fire Crackers

2014-07-07T20:59:56+00:00June 30th, 2014|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Melodious Birds or Deafening Fire Crackers By James (a.k.a. Jim) Poitras, used with permission. Sitting here writing on a verandah in Guatemala, the land of eternal spring, with early morning birds chirping in God’s heavenly and majestic orchestra in the background. Green is everywhere: plants, lawn, shrubs, trees of all shapes and sizes. The solitude is [...]

The Book That Transforms Lives

2014-06-28T14:30:05+00:00June 28th, 2014|Categories: 01-Promo, Articles|Tags: , , |

The Book That Transforms Lives The potential and power of God's Word to change lives. By Jim Poitras, used with permission. While I impatiently patiently wait(yep, that is a thing…with me) to speak to the national board in Ghana, Linda (my queen) sauntered around the missionary coordinator’s office hauling books off the shelf. I think she [...]

10 Reasons To Keep Your Pastor In The Loop

2017-01-01T22:42:31+00:00February 4th, 2014|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

10 reasons to keep your Pastor in the Loop By Mike Long, used by permission In my Sensing God’s Direction post, I suggested that one of the first steps your should take, after God has birthed a dream in your spirit, concerning short term missions (or any ministry involvement for that matter), is to talk about [...]

Cross-Culture Perspectives-Relationships

2014-05-26T01:13:15+00:00February 4th, 2014|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Building Cross-Cultural Relationships One of my fondest memories of missionary ministry is the relationships built with cross-cultural friends around the globe. Still today I make it a major concern getting to know people wherever I travel. Here are some helpful tips in building cross-cultural relationships: Bond: Each missionary needs to bond with his or her people. [...]

Cross-Cultural Perspectives-Interpreters

2014-05-26T01:12:46+00:00February 4th, 2014|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Interpreter or Interrupter? Interpreters are the key to a successful ministry of preaching and teaching in a cross-cultural setting. Initially you may think, “Interpreter or interrupter?” Give it time and practice. Before long you will not even realize you are using an interpreter, will come to enjoy it, and find it difficult to function without one. [...]

2014 Trip Details

2014-01-22T12:42:40+00:00January 6th, 2014|Categories: 01-Promo, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Now that you're all signed up, those questions that keep niggling your mind finally have some answers. Special thanks to the team on the ground for putting together such a fabulous all-inclusive PDF for your downloading pleasure. Find out details concerning: Languages Weather Electricity Currency Visa Immunizations Flight & Travel Attire Lodging Packing List Communications/Internet Trip [...]

Could Your NEXT STEP Take You Here?

2014-04-10T15:57:06+00:00November 25th, 2013|Categories: Promo, VIDEO|Tags: , , , , , |

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Life After AYC

2013-12-16T13:39:52+00:00November 22nd, 2013|Categories: 01-Promo|Tags: , , , , |

AYC Rocks!! All you AYCers out there know how addictive summer travel + missions can be. All year long you plot for your next hit and with each AYC trip you come away with more friends, more memories, and anticipation for the "next one." This is one of the reasons why the NEXT STEPS program is [...]

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