Missions

Culture

The lies we believe about poverty

There was once I was catching up with a couple of friends in Jakarta when we ended up talking about the state of poverty in Southeast Asia and the possible issues we noticed. Impassioned by the...

Faith

I’m tired of missions, should I keep going back?

This December, I spent a week in a rural town on a mission trip. As I wasn’t able to make the trip last year, I made an intentional commitment to go this year. I was eager to catch up from...

Faith

It takes a miracle to feed a whole village – and we did

There’s a good chance you’ve heard of the story about how God multiplied five loaves and two fish to feed 5000 people (John 6:1-14). If you haven’t, it goes something like this:...

Faith

Passion 4 Missions: Catching fishers of men

“How do we engage the millennials on missions?” Joseph Chean asked me. I was sitting in a room full of executive directors from various agencies including Cru, WEC and Pioneers...

Work

From medicine to missions: I left the hospital for the field beyond

Previously a doctor in a private hospital, Josiah recently left the marketplace to serve as a ministry apprentice in his church. While his main focus is the missions portfolio, he also handles the...

Faith

I spent 1.5 years as a missionary in Nepal: Now is the time to arise

Last week, the Nepalese government announced to the world that evangelism and Christian conversion in Nepal is now illegal. No one should profess his religion to another. No one should convert to...

Faith

“If you have a smartphone in your hand, you are part of the mission”

I never paid much attention in the only computing class I took back in university – a compulsory module that required us to learn how to code on Microsoft Excel. Possibly the only reason I passed...

Faith

Join the mission: #HACK for Jesus

How can technology be employed to address the increase in suicides among the young? What could be some creative digital pathways and opportunities that might help stop people from taking their lives?...

Faith

What’s in a mission trip that I should go for one?

Up till five years ago, I was cynical on the purpose of mission trips. I knew it was a commandment in Scripture that spanned as far back as the account of Jonah in the Old Testament, and was even...