Tag: Sustainability

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 …

“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 p …

“ . . . You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you. And you will be My witnesses, first here in Jerusalem, then beyond to Judea and Samaria, and finally to the farthest places on earth.” …

“As before, [Jesus] spoke constantly of the kingdom of God” (Acts 1:3, The Voice). Jesus could have done so many things during His 40 days while risen from the grave, but once again He constantly spok …

Imagine this . . . You go to a global mission training hoping to learn all you can and the trainer hands you the Book of Acts and then dismisses you, saying, “Here is your manual. Read it. Pray it. Fo …

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 …

By Jean Johnson, Director of Five Stones Global The Lausanne Movement describes integral mission as a style of mission that recognizes “no biblical dichotomy between evangelistic and social responsibi …

What We Can Learn from a Mizo Missionary Sent to Cambodia   Written by Sairengpuia Sailo When in Cambodia, I (Jean Johnson) had the opportunity to meet and interact with Sairengpuia Sailo. He was …

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 DAY 1 affects DAY 100* I can’t understand why Sopheap decided to revert back to Buddhism after seemingly becoming a devoted Christ follower.

This table below is adapted from Glenn Penner by Ronnie & Wouter in their article “Dependency.” A Healthy Church Is: 1. Self-imaged Views itself as the Body of Christ in its local situation, indep …

By Rev. Josphat G. Charagu In one way or another, we all find ourselves depending on others. There is a saying which states that, “No man is an island”. This means that we all need each other.

By Dan Carl Mission Frontiers July/Aug 2014 Issue During my 10 years in Haiti I was involved in numerous construction projects. On one occasion, I arrived a few days in advance of a larger team to fin …

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 Mission Frontiers July/Aug 2015 Issue I just returned from 14 days of ministry in the United Kingdom—York, Redcliffe College in Gloucester, Coventry, and Oxford—as a speaker, facilitat …

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 …

By Jean Johnson There is an organization in Cambodia that serves the purpose of encouraging kids to leave orphanages and go back to their families. I refer to this unique phenomenon as “reverse orphan …

Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending a day consultation hosted by the Alliance for Vulnerable Mission in Oxford. If you don’t know about AVM, you should; when you finish reading this blog post, …

By Jean Johnson Fairly soon after Jesus gave the invitation, “Come, follow me,” he told those who followed him: “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil …