Navigate- Using Adventure for Mission

In Wales, World Horizons UK has created a fun program working with youth. The team there has a heart for adventure and has found a way to incorporate that into mission. Their ministry,  Navigate, centers around outdoor activities and aims to get youth away from a normal way of life so they can work through outdoor challenges together. In those …

Welcomed as a Neighbor

Below Sarah, one of our US staff members, describes her interactions with some new friends during a recent gallery opening in the Middle East: The second evening of the gallery opening event, a group of elementary school aged boys were playing in the road outside the door of the event space. They noticed me drawing with chalk on the road. …

Visitors From Afar

Rachel, one of our US interns, describes a surprising meeting during a recent pop-up gallery in the Middle East. During the first night of the gallery show, my heart was struggling to find rest as I noticed many small things that I wished that I had done differently. I felt pushed to the brink of exhaustion and disappointment. My teammate, …

Short-Term Gifts, Long-Term Needs in the Middle East

Sarah, one of our US staff, shares about her experience with outreach during a recent short-term trip to the Middle East. We spent an afternoon traveling to a disadvantaged neighborhood where some of the team’s partners have been working to engage a poor community of children. We were warned that they were not an easy crowd. In preparation, we had …

A Gallery Opening

This is a story from Rachel, one of our US interns who recently traveled with a group to help one of our Middle East teams open a pop-up art gallery. Below is a moment from the gallery’s opening night. We opened the gallery with a night of creativity, music filled the space while people from the whole community responded to …

Blessing Communities Through Business

I.M. has lived in Mongolia for years with her husband, where they run a popular hand-crafts store as a way to use business for mission. Below she shares the story of one of her staff members and contemplates the tangible difference business as mission can make. Business as Mission in some ways tries to model the integration of faith and …

Under Observation

Sam, one of our 2017 training program graduates, is currently completing an externship in Europe. During his time with our team on the field, he is volunteering at a local hotel the team partners with. Below he shares a few things he’s learning about, besides roasting coffee and picking olives. One of our last guests at the hotel was a …

Talking and Teaching at Temples

L. is originally from Mexico and has lived as a missionary in South Asia for the past two years, where she teaches at a language school. Below she shares about her friendship with one student and how language teaching has allowed her to share about her faith. Names have been changed. As a language teacher in South Asia, I have …

Finding A Home In A New Culture

Below is an excerpt from an interview with Keith, one of our long-term workers in Burkina Faso. He and his family have been involved in church-planting and medical mission among multiple people groups there and are working to train up locals to continue their pastoral and outreach work.  What has been the most challenging or different aspect of living among …

Can You Tell Me What This Means?

  “Can you tell me what this means?” We heard that question often and unashamedly in our new art gallery in South Asia. When visitors enter Gallery Edit, the art gallery housed in our US office in downtown Richmond, they walk through fairly quickly, circling the room, letting their eyes trail over each piece and perhaps pausing on one or …