14 things your missionaries might like to tell you, but feel inhibited

Open Our Eyes, Lord!

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Let me put on my missionary hat!

When Paul and Barnabas returned home from their journey, they “gathered the church together, they declared all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles” (Acts 14:27). Your church’s missionaries periodically pay you a brief visit. They will tell you about their successes and failures, and thank you for your support.

 There are things your visiting missionaries might wish to tell you but feel they cannot:

 When we’re visiting you, we haven’t actually “come home.” We live elsewhere…

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Why I Like Coaching

All Nations Coaching

After years of leading and training, coaching came along at just the right time. I think for me one meeting is stained in my memory that sums up why I wanted to be a coach. We were trying to ask questions to hear about how some workers were doing. As they were sharing, we were trying to manipulate the conversation to go where we wanted it to. Advice was given (but not followed, which is pretty normal for most advice).

At the beginning of my Mission Coach Training (MCT) program, I read the words by Tony Stoltzfus that pretty much summed it up. He said a person doing something 50% strategic with 80% motivation will accomplish more than someone doing something 80% strategic with 50% motivation (my paraphrase). We work harder when we like what we are doing and think we are doing it the right way. If we aren’t…

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