Why faith and action?

Without faith, it is impossible to please the Lord (Hebrews 11:6). It is tempting to quote this verse alone. But the passage it comes from lists what the great characters of the Bible did with their faith. Faith and action

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The best place to be

Working alongside with the national church is not to ‘show and tell’ what it means to follow Jesus, but to learn, discern and participate in what God has already been doing amongst the local people. It is not just to

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People of peace

For more than 30 years God has given me a consuming passion for discipling people from a Muslim background. In this process I have always looked for key people with great spiritual potential. In reflecting on the time I shared

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The gentle healer

We met Joshua* 10 years ago when we first came to East Asia as Interserve Partners. He was a humble, gentle medical doctor and qualified counselor, who worked in our counselling company where we initially gave training and supervision.

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Four denominations, one church

I have been privileged to serve the national church in the Middle East and to see God at work. Under the local leadership of the Anglican, Methodist, Orthodox and Presbyterian churches, I helped pastors and directors of church-run non-government organisations

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Taking a back seat

Putting aside our strong desire for personal connection and involvement frees us to step back from front-line tasks confident that local believers are quietly going about Kingdom business even through we don’t – and shouldn’t! – know what is going

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More than the sum of our parts

This year I celebrated the tenth anniversary of the rather dubious distinction of being blacklisted (refused entry as a ”risk to national security”) by the country where my family and I had served as part of the Interserve fellowship for

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