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Go with God

From then a combination of nudges from the Holy Spirit doors opening providentially perceiving an alignment of my spiritual gifts and personality with potential roles and a deep desire to serve God and to invest my life in significant ways led me to cross-cultural service.

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Why not

We were serving for four months in Malaysia at a school for people with disabilities as part of our honeymoon. I remember the exact spot as we walked around a deep dirty drain where we asked each other could we do this long term

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The unlikely missionary

For the longest time I was pretty set on not being missionary……Our imaginations were captured by the idea of working alongside local believers doing whole-of-life discipleship with them in a hard place.

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Vivienne Stacey Scholarship

Established to honour this innovative pioneer the Vivienne Stacey Scholarship is for equipping Christian women scholar-practitioners from Middle East Africa and Asia to engage with the Muslim world. It follows Viviennes heart to see women including those coming from a Muslim background trained equipped and engaged in ministry.

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Three Ladies of Prayer

In the past 12 months South Australia has farewelled three wonderful saints of prayer.

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Grace for the long haul: reflections on 13 years o

We dont see you as a foreigner we see you as one of us. I was so stunned to hear those words three times soon after I reached 10 years of service in my adopted country.

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By grace alone

Suzy is a 32-year-old yellow Suzuki Swift who was loaned to us by friends when they realised we needed a temporary second car. She can be reluctant to start some mornings and she is not as beautiful as she once was as her flooring was ripped out because she leaks and then fills up with water.

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Jonahs Tree

Here is a noisy place. Kids cars donkeys horns calls to prayer. But I arrived home to an unfamiliar noise last month and went to investigate. I followed it all the way to my balcony and discovered that I was hearing the noise of a chainsaw doing its work on my flame trees. And they were due to bloom in two weeks

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The lost song

Can you believe that no electricity and during the midst of loud screeching noise from the mosque I found myself singing Holy Holy Holy Holy is the Lord Tears came to my eyes as I realised that my lost song had been restored and this had happened in the most unlikely of situations.

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God give you strength

Sometimes Id be caught in a sea of hands tapping me on the shoulder or tugging on my arm while I try to answer questions about when they might be seen or whether we can provide more assistance or would I please tell the manager about their seven children and husband in prison in Syria

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UMN Earthquake response

UMNs response to Nepals earthquake. Please check with Australia Comms team before using this article. Content written by UMN.

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Towards an Unshakeable Kingdom

It is months since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated large areas of Nepal on 25 April and for most people life has now taken on normality albeit an altered one.Content written by an Interserve Partner on behalf of INF. Please check with Australia Comms before using this article.

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Remembering Mongolia

Hugh Kemp founder of Mongolia TEE returns for its 20th anniversary in 2015. Fifty-five of the best tutors from all over the country attended some now with 20 years of experience in leading dozens of TEE groups.

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Postcards from the Himalayas

Some months back I had the privilege of visiting a leprosy hospital with one of the counsellors Helen. I was so moved by meeting these patients that I had to share.

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Abis story

Jesus help me Jesus help me The words came from the small six-year-old girl who had already been sick for four days. What became devastatingly clear was that Abi had dengue haemorrhagic fever and had now gone into shock.

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