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We all hear or use phrases like these: Just be yourself. Embrace who you are. Own your story. Let me be me. I am free to be me. This way of thinking is popular in American culture today. We allow grea …

By Jean Johnson Macro-compassion projects from the West tend to swallow up micro-compassion lifestyles for the Rest. Compassion in the hands of the few on behalf of the many is extremely limiting. How …

Guest Blog by Ryan Kuja Excerpt from Ryan’s book: From Inside Out: Reimagining Mission, Recreating the World While serving with a Christian humanitarian organization in South Sudan, I worked with a Di …

By Jean Johnson In my last post, we visited God’s heart for social justice by listening in on a conversation between a child and a parent. Additionally, we visited Isaiah 1:17, which is a clear invita …

By Jean Johnson I was driving down a popular boulevard in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In a grassy area along the boulevard, I saw a man lift up his iron rod that served as a cane to strike a woman over her …

  Written by Sairengpuia Sailo When in Cambodia, I (Jean Johnson) had the opportunity to meet and interact with Sairengpuia Sailo. He was a missionary sent out from Mizoram, Northeast India as a …

By Jean Johnson Learn the language people argue in! This was my response to the question: “If people speak two or three languages, which language would I recommend a missionary should learn and use?

By Jean Johnson Jesus bled red. Jesus bled red for every color. Jesus bled red for the Jew, for the Burmese, for the Ethiopian, for the man, and for the woman. Therefore Christianity belongs to no one …

By Dan Carl with Five Stones Global I recently received a phone call from a young man I’ve known for many years. The conversation went something like this…

By Jean Johnson I went from being a sheltered Minnesota gal to a friend of refugees to a cross-cultural disciple-maker in a fairly challenging place — Cambodia. I have learned a lot since then and I w …

By Jean Johnson From Western-Style Residential Care In past years, residential care has been the Western answer to the orphan crisis in lower income countries.

By Robert Reese Report on a Trip to Zimbabwe, July 4-15, 2015 As a child of American optimism, I used to believe almost unconsciously in steady human progress, especially when allied to the gospel.

By Jean Johnson On May 10, 2015, I wrote a blog entitled, Orphans and Widows – Reverse Orphans. Today, we will talk about assumptions relating to orphanages in missions. I asked a colleague to write u …