Eight months ago, our previously homeschooled English-speaking boys started school at an Argentine all-Spanish speaking public school. We thought it would be difficult, however, we were not fully prepared for all of the emotions that they would experience for the first few months. Transitioning to a real brick and mortar school, in a new country, […]

Continue

My family and I arrived in Argentina about nine months ago, and we have been studying in language school for about eight months so far. Since arriving in Argentina, we have had time to evaluate what it has been like to learn a new language. Here are some of our observations after nine months. Learning […]

Continue

We are dreamers. A student dreams about graduating and finding a nice job. A business owner dreams about a bigger company. A recently married couple dreams about a house filled with kids and a friendly dog in the backyard. A missionary dreams about seeing many coming to the Lord. A pastor dreams about a church […]

Continue

Stephen King’s 2011 novel, 11/22/63 tells the story of a man named Jake Epping, who has been shown a portal leading back in time to 1958. Jake is determined to use this portal to change the past, hoping to create a better future. What he quickly discovers, however, is that the past doesn’t much like […]

Continue

The airport is empty at 3:00am. A storm delay pushed our 9:50pm connecting flight to 6:35am. It’s too long a wait to stay awake, but too short to get a hotel room. My wife sleeps at the airport while I watch over our things. All of this is happening at the end of a long […]

Continue

It feels like my family and I only just landed in the U.S. for a home assignment after completing our first term on the mission field. Yet, our return to Peru is just a few days away! Visiting family, friends, and ministry partners over the last few months has been full of joy. As I […]

Continue

Last week, we began a series of posts studying what caused the small country of Scotland to play such a large role in the Great Century of Missions. In our first post, we discussed the evangelical revival that took place in Scotland and the preachers who consistently preached on sin, grace, and salvation. This week, […]

Continue

In cross-cultural contexts, missionaries must overcome a variety of obstacles before developing healthy, fruitful ministry. This is the third in our series of articles about these barriers and how to overcome them. If you have ever traveled, you know that it can be expensive and time-consuming to plan. This is also true for any missions […]

Continue

In cross-cultural contexts, missionaries must overcome a variety of obstacles before developing healthy, fruitful ministry. We will spend several weeks sharing a series of articles about these barriers and how to overcome them. For me, it’s strange to think of culture as a barrier. I love studying culture and talking about cultural differences. I enjoy […]

Continue

In cross-cultural contexts, missionaries must overcome a variety of obstacles before developing healthy, fruitful ministry. We will spend several weeks sharing a series of articles about these barriers and how to overcome them.   LANGUAGE 日本語を理解しますか? ¿Hablas español? Let’s face it… language is hard. The language barrier is what makes so many people scared to […]

Continue