Closing the Culture Gap of Medical Missions

Understanding culture in missions is foundational, but do we understand missions culture? There is a culture gap in medical missions but it is not the culture gap we usually consider. The biggest culture gap in medical missions is often the one that exists between...

Missions 101: Tips on Volunteering Abroad

“When we enter new cultures, we become keenly aware of the fact that other people live differently.  At first we see the difference in dress, food, language, and behavior.  Then we learn that there are profound differences in beliefs, feelings and values.  Finally, we...

It is God Calling You

“When Jesus calls you, like human resource managers, He always adds, ‘and other duties as assigned…’” quips Dr. Martin Nkundeki in his Plenary Session at the 2018 M3 Conference. Christians around the world come face to face with people in difficult situations. Many...

Serving God with Open Hands

“I didn’t really have a vision for what God was doing globally. Life was safe. When you live safe, you don’t really have an urgency and dependency to see God in a bigger way…It’s so easy to make comfort an idol. So, I said a new prayer, ‘God, break my heart for what...

Rural Missionary Nursing Then and Now

Nursing in the 1970s in rural Papua New Guinea (PNG) was very primitive; and being the highest trained health care worker for 10,000 people with limited resources was a challenge. After 10 years in PNG, it was a dramatic change to work in Kenya (Tenwek Hospital) and...