by Jean Johnson | Mar 6, 2023 | Missions
Imagine hearing the gospel for the first time in a foreign language. How might this negatively affect your heartfelt connection to Jesus?
The Isaan people of NE Thailand exclaimed, “Jesus speaks our village talk!”1 This proclamation came out of their mouths when they heard worship songs in their own language and style of music versus in foreign languages and styles of music.
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 | Mar 26, 2019 | The DNA of Sustainability & Multiplication
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 can we help to reverse this syndrome and make compassion every Christ follower’s natural rhythm of life in their micro-spaces, thus becoming a global movement?
by Jean Johnson | Dec 5, 2018 | The DNA of Sustainability & Multiplication
While serving with a Christian humanitarian organization in South Sudan, I worked with a Dinka man named Abijek who lived in a nearby village. He was employed by the organization to keep an eye on the goings-on in and around the compound where our team was based, which was comprised of little more than a flimsy straw fence surrounding the camping tents where we slept, four or five mud huts known as tukuls, and two white canvas storage tents used to store program supplies.