All posts by: Guest Blogger

7 Steps to choosing a Sending Agency for Long Term Missions

This blog was originally shared on our future teammates Glynn and Naomi Johnston’s blog. When we decided we wanted to go and do long term missions we literally had nooooo idea where to start. We had both been on short...
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Yes, I’m a Teacher

When people ask me what my job is, I usually reply with “I’m a teacher.” This is an easy answer compared to a complicated explanation of working with students at English clubs, writing curriculum, and planning for summers full of...
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What’s Your Why?

While I was preparing to leave for Hungary this spring, one of the most frequent questions I received from friends and family was, “Why? Why Hungary, or missions, or an unpaid internship?” It was a fair question. Why was I...
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Loving Strangers

First Short-term Mission Trip Seven months ago, God placed a calling in my heart to go on a mission trip. This seemed strange because I have never been interested in missions abroad and I am more of a “local missions”...
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A Deepening of the Soul

As I spent a week in Hungary this summer, I got to experience a change I have never seen before in all my travels. I was privileged to see a community that would not even look at us and say...
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“I love you, Anna!”

I’m not one to disregard recommendations, especially not strong recommendations. But in grad school I was so convinced that I was heading towards the adult acute care population that I was one of two or three people in my cohort...
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A Call to Build a Church: Part 2

This is part two of a two-part blog. For part one, click here. (LINK) Chuck later explained how he and his son Jonathan (the field director of OMS Hungary) got involved with the building project. I saw through this story...
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A Call to Build a Church: Part 1

One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him...
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Just Jump

Have you ever been skydiving or bungee jumping before? I’ve been skydiving. In fact, that’s where I met my husband—but that’s a story for a different day! On a beautiful summer day, here in New Zealand, a group of four...
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Implications of Prevenient Grace

OMS’ beliefs have been heavily influenced by the Anglican Priest and founder of Methodism, John Wesley. Wesley had a distinct and clear understanding of God’s grace, which “can be defined as the love and mercy given to us by God...
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