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Features for March ...

Should Newlyweds Go to the Mission Field?

Deuteronomy 24 says 'If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married.' (vs 5). How does this apply to those going into mission work? What if they go together? Most couples are eager to get to the field and are prayerfully anticipating what it will be like to live, work and worship in a new culture. This month's article by mission mobilizer Wesley Mills gives a framework for thinking this through more


Lent Resources

If you're looking to do something different and meaningful for Lent, other than give up chocolate or alcohol, the Evangelical Alliance has collected together a number of resources from various Christian and mission organisations. These include various studies for personal or group reflection, plans for daily prayer, or ways to get active in stepping out and blessing others. For example, Stewardship's 40acts challenge now involves over 100,000 people all looking to make an impact on their community more

Cross Cultural Christian

If you're looking for an extensive workbook that covers a good range of issues in cross cultural mission, this is the one. It's an update and amalgamation of two previous books published by St John's Nottingham. If you have minimum cross cultural training, this will help equip you for the task. Questions and exercises help you think through the issues. You can work through it on your own, with others or register with St John's Extension Studies and work through it as part of their course. It's currently on offer for just £7 instead of £14.95! more


The Internet provides some fantastic opportunities for sharing your faith online, but it's not always easy to know where to start. Chatnow provide a great platform for helping those enquiring about Christianity or faith issues engage with those who can help. They are always looking for volunteers who can give a few hours a week to engage with enquirers. Whether you consider yourself to be a missionary or not, this can be a great way of connecting you to people of other cultures and for sharing your faith more

OSCAR's New Opportunities Search

In the last month we have launched a new opportunities search engine. More sophisticated than the old one, you can now search through hundreds of opportunities by Financial, Duration, Activity, Organisation and Location criteria. It looks clearer too, with organisation logos next to listings and a clear count of the number of opportunities in each selection. Try it for yourself and let us know what you think more

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