Tag Archives: Missions

A Window into the Worship to Come

by Shirley Ralston This devotion was originally published at Thrive Ministry “And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls … Continue reading

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Market Madness

by  Shirley Ralston A version of this devotion was originally published at Thrive Ministry “Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge.I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until … Continue reading

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Crossing Cultures

This devotion was originally published for Thrive Ministry “…I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share … Continue reading

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More Than Money: How Local Churches Care for Global Workers

Have you ever given toward your church’s mission offering and wondered about who your dollars were supporting? Have you ever wondered how they’re doing—their ministry, personal life and spiritual well-being—but didn’t know how to find out? Are you aware that … Continue reading

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Healthy at Home

My first article in a series on how local churches can care for global workers – http://www.upstreamcollective.org https://www.theupstreamcollective.org/post/healthy-at-home-providing-holistic-care-for-returned-global-workers Healthy at Home: Five Ways to Provide Holistic Care for Returned Global Workers “If you haven’t experienced exile, if you haven’t at … Continue reading

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Caring for Missionaries through Connection: The Three C’s

A perfect illustration of “out of sight, out of mind” is that of the missionary serving overseas. We have heard this refrain many times in our conversations with missionaries in our church’s care ministry. The Cambridge Dictionary describes it this … Continue reading

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A Hero’s Journey

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God,  who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5 “The beautiful thing about this  adventure  called faith is that we can count … Continue reading

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Crossing Cultures

“…I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings…” 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 Adapting to … Continue reading

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Are You a Returned Global Worker? The Struggle to Re-engage is Real

“Home is behind, the world ahead, and there are many paths to tread. Through shadows to the edge of night, until the stars are all alight. Then world behind and home ahead, we’ll wander back to home and bed…” – … Continue reading

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