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10 Ways to Avoid Becoming a Missionary

Ignore Jesus’ request in John 4:35 that we take a long hard look at the fields. Seeing the needs of people can be depressing and very unsettling. It could lead to genuine missionary concern.

Focus your energy on socially acceptable targets. Go for a job with a big salary. Focus on career ambitions. Pick out that

What use am I to God?

An engineer, a vet and a missionary walk into a bar, and thus ensues a farfetched conversation eventually followed by a corker of a punchline which nobody saw coming.

That’s how the story would go if written by a stand-up comedian. However, a more realistic conversation might go something like this:

“I really admire what you do”,

First time… but not the last

The plane touched down. A trumpet sounded – Ryanair flight obvs – and I looked outside at the unfamiliar surroundings.

I’d been abroad before. Several cheap, fun in sun, holidays to Spain with Mum and Dad but this was something completely different. I was 15 years old and had just arrived in Eastern Europe for my

Operation India 2018

Every summer, HistoryMakers sends teams of young adults across Asia to serve local churches and be immersed in what mission looks like far from home.

In July, Operation India visited Christians working in Delhi and Vijayawada who are passionate about seeing the Kingdom of God grow in India.

The team had a life-changing, unforgettable two weeks. Check

Bibles & Boats

It’s another hot and humid morning as you fill your backpack. Clothes, paperwork and toiletries are crammed in around as many Bibles as you can carry.

From the minibus you watch the jungle speed by, interspersed with occasional villages, shops and petrol stations. At a quick pit stop, you leave the air-conditioned

The Heart of HistoryMakers

I remember being at Sunday School when I was just seven or eight years old. The teacher, as she often did, had sat us down in a circle and was patiently telling us the story of Amy Carmichael. About how she had prayed for blue eyes when she was young and how eventually