by Jean Johnson | Oct 21, 2021 | 80/20 Mission Principle
So nobody took me up on my challenge. 😉 I get it; who wants to write one more thing online. Here was the challenge:
Without looking through the book of Acts, try to call up as many examples of prayer as possible. Share those examples with our readers without commentary. Then take mental notes of the environment, what was taking place that led to prayer, and what did prayer look like for them? Lastly, what might Western missionaries overlook when they are among the nations as it relates to prayer?
by Jean Johnson | Jul 29, 2021 | 80/20 Mission Principle
“Back in the city, they went to the room where they were staying—a second-floor room. This whole group devoted themselves to constant prayer with one accord” (Acts 1:13-14, The Voice).
Making prayer part of your 80% is a “no brainer,” but is a constant struggle for us Westerners. The USA has an endless supply of books on prayer because we need so much help (including me). So how do we make prayer our second nature?
by Jean Johnson | Aug 9, 2018 | Inspirational, Missional Musings, The DNA of Sustainability & Multiplication
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 invitation to correct oppression, bring justice to the fatherless, and plead the cause of widows.
In certain periods of the Christian missions movement, missionaries focused primarily on sharing the message of the gospel. But somewhere along the line (largely in response to Scriptures like Isaiah 1:17), Christians serving in local and global missions concluded that our work was lopsided in that Christians responded to spiritual concerns while ignoring social and physical concerns. Ever since, there has been an ever-growing movement toward social justice causes.
by Jean Johnson | Jun 19, 2018 | Inspirational, Missional Musings, The DNA of Sustainability & Multiplication
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 head. Without thinking, I slammed on my brakes, jumped out of my vehicle, and inserted myself between the man and woman to prevent a terrible tragedy of domestic violence. I stopped the bleeding anyway. I deescalated the situation. It was my spontaneous effort to participate in social justice.
by Fivestonesglobal admin | Jul 19, 2017 | DAY 1 affects DAY 100 Habitudes
By Jean Johnson
I sat around a table with those who were determining my fate as a vocational missionary to Cambodia. They were interviewing me based on my