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Embracing God’s Heart for Immigrants and Refugees

By Joseph Kidder and Boubakar Sanou Several years ago, my [Joseph’s] brother and his family came to the United States from Iraq as refugees. I contacted the pastor of the Adventist church near where my brother and family settled. The pastor went to visit them, along with two church members. The purpose of the visit …

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The Jesus Method in Action: A Martinican Woman in Madagascar

Based on an interview by Oscar Osindo, Associate Director, IWM For many, the opportunity to explore a culture different from their own means a two-week summer vacation spent eating local food, exploring tourist attractions and moving from one Airbnb to another. For Flavie Palin Claver, professor at Adventist University Zurcher, Madagascar, it meant a lot …

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4 Reasons Why Staying in Touch With Missions After Returning Home Is a Good Idea

Have you recently returned home from a mission assignment and now feel a sense of loss and disorientation? You are experiencing a certain level of re-entry adjustment. What used to be your home culture doesn’t feel like it anymore. It’s a kind of culture shock all over again. But the issue goes deeper: You are …

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Helping Your Child with Re-entry

After 12 plus years in the mission field, it was time for us to go back — back to a place my husband and I called “home,” but for our two children who were ages two and four when we went to the mission field and were now turning 15 and 17, the place we …

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