I was privileged to get to know the Corley family this week as we were in a missionary conference together. Bro. Corley talks with us about his short term trips to the Philippines and about his future return to the country as a full time missionary. He encourages listeners to consistently share their faith with others.
In this episode I give an update about our ministry. What has been happening in the last couple of months and where we are going as a family and as a podcast. I know things have slowed down on your end with receiving Missionary Talks, but I assure you that on my end things are just getting exciting.
I have been waiting a long time for this to come. We are going back to the US for a year and I will be meeting new missionaries every week! I don’t know if that means that there will be a new episode posted weekly, but I will be grabbing recordings everywhere I get a chance. I really am looking forward to our time on furlough to be with our supporting churches and to be able to get new interviews.
I do have another interview currently recorded. I just have not had the time to do the necessary editing. With the move back to the US and having just finished another week of camp, my computer time has been somewhat limited. But that is the beauty of recording. I will be able to get this interview to you when it is ready.
Don’t expect new interviews to be coming left and right immediately, but I would think by the time October gets here I will be able to give more content on a regular basis. Thanks for hanging in with me through this time.
I spoke with Don and Carolyn Carney about their recent furlough trip. They took 2 months to return to the US and visit 17 churches along with seeing some of their family members. This is how they have done their furloughs for the last several years. Our family is returning to the US in the next several weeks to take a year long furlough.
We discussed the different reasons why a missionary would take a longer or shorter time for furlough.
I had previously interviewed Don Carney for Missionary Talks. If you have not listened to that episode, you may want to hear that one as well.
This interview might possibly be the first introduction to many of the listeners to the phrase “a pig in a poke.” Where else can you get such high culture?
On July 8 I will be interviewing a missionary couple who just returned to the field from a 2 month furlough. My family and I are about to leave the field for a year to take a furlough. I will be talking with this couple about why one would want to do shorter trips more often as opposed to a longer furlough.
If you have any questions, for the husband or wife, then please send me an email or leave a comment to this post.
In this episode I talked with Bob Patterson who recently took a mission trip to Uganda. This was a short term trip in which Bob helped with a medical team. Though Bob is not a long term missionary today, he grew up on the mission field in Mexico.
Because he sees missions from both sides, he really has a great perspective on what the average person in the church can do to help their missionaries. He knows how to connect the person on the field to the person in the pew.
His recent trip was with Operation Renewed Hope. This is a short term group that is based out of his church. At their website you can find out much more information about being a part of one of their future trips.
Chris Robertson and family are church planting missionaries in a small town in Mexico. Chris shares with me his burden to start churches by reaching people one on one. The Robertsons started their church almost 3 years ago and are already reaching out to other smaller cities who need a Bible preaching church.
To find out more about the Robertson family, visit their website.
This is an interview I did while returning home from a medical mission trip. It is a discussion that I had with Larry and Phillip Allred along with Armando Yam. We were in a van going down the highway, so there is a bit of road noise, but not enough to be a real distraction.
In this episode we talk about the trip that we are returning home from. It was a trip put on by Global Health Outreach (GHO), the missionary arm of Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA). Larry, Phillip and I went to be interpreters for the group of doctors and dentists. Armando was part of the group who shared the Gospel with the people we were ministering to.
Armando mentions the testimony of a lady named Candi who accepted the Lord. She is the government representative who worked with us all week. She was convinced that she was good enough to earn her salvation. After we were all done and packed up on the final day of the trip Armando was privileged to lead her to the Lord.