Experience Mission Blog

Stories from the mission field of hope, love, and the life-changing impact of cross-cultural relationships rooted in Christ.

Let's Go to the Beach

We piled kids and leaders into vans and convoyed it to Fort Popham. An hour later, we found ourselves in the middle of the old fort, seemingly built just for us with lots of places to run around...

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Throughout my time here, I really haven't been able to shake the sense of admiration that I feel for both this city and the people who live in it.

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Cease Striving

When we're focused on being and resting in God, we're able to look and listen much more clearly at what He's doing.

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My Summer in Portland, Maine

Being an EM intern shifted my world. I learned more about reliance than I ever knew I would need to put into practice, and I learned that part of the responsibility of leadership lies in the willingness to give things up to God, embracing the fact that I am simply human.

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You Must Be Present To Win

In order to form sincere relationships with the members of the community, it is necessary to devote yourself, physically and emotionally, to being genuine and intentional.

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Worthy of Honor and Respect

I cannot imagine the amount of bravery that these refugees must have to endure this daily. Not being thought of as a professional, or someone who can even communicate well, would be a continual struggle.

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Meet the 2015 EM Summer Staff

This is one of our largest groups of summer staff to date and we couldn't be more excited about the months that await them in our partner communities.

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The Balance Beam

My encounter with Henry helped me realize that Jesus doesn't always call us to fix everyone’s problems, heal their brokenness, and bind up their wounds. He calls us to LOVE people and journey with them.

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God's Great Jungle Gym

We become irritable or annoyed with our current circumstances, wishing God would just take it all away. The reality is all our struggles have the ability to glorify God.

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Learning to Swim

God used a 6-year-old girl learning to swim to remind me that I cannot try to take control of my own life. When I face struggles, I cannot survive on my own.

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