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God's Work in Japan

Posted July 17, 2014  by: Matt G. |2 Comments

Praise God for His salvation and commandments; praise God for giving us the privilege and command to preach the Gospel, baptize, and make disciples. This last month, we celebrated our sixth anniversary and we praise our Lord Jesus for His salvation and we rejoice in His blessings, and most of all we praise Him for giving us Himself over all these years. A Swiss lady heard the Gospel and became a Christian in Switzerland, afterwards returning to Japan to study at a university. Here in Japan... Keep Reading

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Tags: Japan, Luis Ramirez

The Cultural Captivity of Missions (Part 3)

Posted July 11, 2014  by: Trevor Johnson |2 Comments

DSC_0492.JPGDangers of High-end (C5) Contextualization 1. Mistaking form with meaning: The missionary does not always understand the difference between these two things. Form cannot always be extracted from meaning nor can it always be imbued with Christian meaning (i.e., we cannot always “redeem” pagan elements of cult... Keep Reading

A missionary report from Gaius in China. This June has been a very different June for me. We’ve now been meeting as a group for five months and we are very thankful for these past months. Presently on Sunday’s we have 11 regular attendees (two of these are seekers); we also have five others who come irregularly. Another thing we are thankful for is that in May a brother in the group began to participate in some ministry. We decided to let him join in this after a few months of obser... Keep Reading

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Tags: China, Gaius

A ministry update from Brother Ranjit K., who labors in the mountains of North India: Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Praise the Lord for His grace and faithfulness in our lives! This summer, our focus has been on reaching the children and teenagers, we organized VBS camps in four villages. Approximately 300 children joined us, mostly from the unbelieving background families. All the children learned about God, the Bible, our world, and salvation. Two students (Ananad and Rakesh) from a... Keep Reading

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Tags: India, North India

The Cultural Captivity of Missions (Part 2)

Posted July 4, 2014  by: Trevor Johnson |2 Comments

Eid_ul_Adha.JPGThe Use of the Term ContextualizationIn 1972, Shoki Coe coined the term “contextualization” in a chapter that was part of the World Council of Churches’ book Ministry in Context. The rise of thinking on contextualization paralleled the rise of postmodern thought. The myth of a mono-cultural G... Keep Reading

The Cultural Captivity of Missions (Part 1)

Posted June 30, 2014  by: Trevor Johnson |6 Comments

1012-babylonIntroductionBy October 1520, the former Augustinian monk Martin Luther was fed up. In 1517, he had already protested certain excesses in the use of indulgences through his "Ninety-Five Theses." Now, he repented of even believing in the very concept of indulgences. In an almost violently polemical work, The Babylonian Captivity of the ... Keep Reading

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Tags: Trevor Johnson, Missiology

Cambodia Video Testimonies

Posted June 29, 2014  by: Matt G. |0 Comments

In May, I made a short visit to see our partners in Cambodia. The following video testimonies were taken at that time and give a small glimpse into the ministry and men laboring with Shalom Mission to Cambodia. I hope you're blessed as you hear about how the Lord is at work in this small Southeast Asian nation. Please pray for these men as they daily minister among their own people for Christ's kingdom.... Keep Reading

Watching God Work in the Jungle

Posted June 24, 2014  by: Paul Snider |7 Comments

SalomoGod’s Sovereign TimingIt wasn’t me. It wasn’t my partner either. It was all of God! Little did we know about what was to transpire in the work of the Gospel among the Korowai. What I am about to share with you is in every respect the work of the Holy Spirit in one of the most remote places on earth. My family just ... Keep Reading

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Tags: Korowai, Paul Snider

SE Asia Coordinator Update

Posted June 11, 2014  by: Matt G. |0 Comments

Greetings from Southeast Asia! I hope this finds everyone doing well. The Lord is so good to us and He's given us the wonderful privilege to be His fellow workers in advancing Christ's kingdom throughout the world (1 Corinthians 3:9). Recently, I had the opportunity to visit HeartCry's partners in Cambodia. We've been working with Shalom Mission to Cambodia, now, for more than five years. It's a great blessing to see the slow and consistent way in which the Lord is at work through them, althoug... Keep Reading

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Tags: Coordinator, Southeast Asia, Matt G.

South India Trip_5-2014_0.JPGI recently returned from my second trip to South India this year, and our team is very thankful for everyone who lifted us up in prayer during this trip. There were many trials that we faced with cancelled flights, lost luggage, stomach illness, and lack of sleep, but the Lord showed Himself to be abundan... Keep Reading

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Tags: South India

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