Short-Term Missions

Evangelization via Relationship

In his book Cross-cultural Servanthood, Duane Elmer cites a study done by the Canadian International Development Agency, seeking for the principal aspects that foster effectiveness in overseas endeavors. The CIDA study, replicated several times, demonstrated that, far and away, the most powerful factor in overseas effectiveness was the ability to initiate and sustain interpersonal relationships …

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Quick Trip, Two Purposes

Last week I flew into Harrisburg, PA, then drove up to Boston for three days with son Daniel. While in Boston we stayed with friend Victor Monterosso on the campus of Northeastern University, which is in downtown Boston, then in guest housing at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. I was able to attend a mentor re-certification …

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Painting Project

Over the last several weeks the inside of the church has continued to undergo transformation, with the rough block surface smoothed out with a concrete surface. Time to paint. Today several of us had way too much fun painting the concrete gray a bright white. The ceiling still needs to be painted, but we’ll save …

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