Missionary Talks

The podcast where missionaries share their lives and work.

Missionary Chats 06: Katie Folden – Japan Earthquake

Filed under: Chat,Podcast,Show Notes — David Peach at 9:54 pm on Thursday, March 24, 2011

Katie Folden, who was interviewed in Missionary Talks episode 63, gives us an update from some of the events following the March 2011 earthquake that has devastated the country of Japan. After the destructive earthquake there was a tsunami that destroyed lives and cities in the northern part of the country. Fortunately for Katie she lives in a mountain city far from the coast, but she is affected spiritually and emotionally for the people of Japan with whom she works.

Katie shares with the listeners how they can specifically pray for the people of Japan and the rescue and relief efforts that are taking place. She also mentioned a couple of agencies that she recommends that could use contributions.

CRASH Japan is a relief organization that Katie and other missionaries are working with to physically help the people of Japan while sharing the love of Christ in word and deed. By visiting the donation page at the CRASH website you can see various options for properly donating to the needs in Japan.

She also mentioned that the church she works with in Japan is putting together care packages and helping to prepare housing and shelters for refugees. Those donations can be sent through Central Missionary Clearinghouse. Checks need to say “Japanese Emergency Fund” on them.

Japanese Emergency Fund
P.O. Box 219228
Houston, Texas 77218-9228

You can leave a comment or email me if you have any questions for Katie on how you can help.


Missionary Chats 05: News from JustinLong.org

Filed under: Chat,Podcast,Show Notes — David Peach at 10:25 pm on Monday, August 23, 2010

I spoke with Justin Long about the information he provides to readers about missionary news and trends. He has a resource of links and information as well as commentary that is useful for missionaries and those who pray for mission works around the world. You can go to his site to find out how to access the resources. You can also find Justin’s information on Facebook.

Justin also mentioned specific resources where he gets some of his missions news (not all would be considered conservative religious news).

If you have questions for Justin you can write to me or leave a comment. You can also go to Justin’s site and get his contact information. I would like to have Justin back for future Chats episodes. Your questions will help direct the topic of our conversation.


Missionary Chats 04: Culture Shock (Part 2)

Filed under: Chat,Podcast,Show Notes — David Peach at 5:32 pm on Tuesday, May 25, 2010

This is a continuation of the Missionary Chats 03: Culture Shock (Part 1) interview with LaMoin Cunningham. Please take time to listen to that episode to get a background of where this conversation came from.

LaMoin and I ended the last episode talking about what friends back home could do to help the missionary as he deals with culture shock, or culture fatigue. This episode continues with other ideas of what friends can do by suggesting certain types of things they can send and how to send them.

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Missionary Chats 03: Culture Shock (Part 1)

Filed under: Chat,Podcast,Show Notes — David Peach at 10:53 pm on Sunday, May 16, 2010

I talked with LaMoin Cunningham about culture shock. In this first part of the conversation we define how culture shock can effect a missionary and how friends back home can communicate with missionaries to help them through their time of culture shock, or culture fatigue.

I interviewed LaMoin and her husband in a previous episode of Missionary Talks.

The reason I wanted to talk with LaMoin about this is she gave a lecture to missionaries last year that I was privileged to hear. In it she talked about many of the same things we cover in this conversation. Her focus then was on the missionary and what he could do to help overcome culture shock. In this conversation we tried to focus on the friends back home and explain to them how they can be a help to the missionary on the field.

You can get more information about LaMoin at her website.

Please be back next week for the conclusion of the interview.


Missionary Chats 02: Earthquake Relief in Chile

Filed under: Chat,Podcast,Show Notes — David Peach at 11:01 pm on Friday, March 5, 2010

Flag of ChileIn this episode I chat with Missionary Philip Rogers who has spent most of his life in Chile. He was not in Chile when the earthquake hit last week, but has contacted many of his friends and co-workers to find out what relief efforts are taking place around the church members.

Here are some missionaries that Phil and I know who are doing relief work in the effected areas. Feel free to contact them and see how you can help. Let me encourage you to contact any missionary that your church supports in Chile and see what more you can do to help those you are already supporting.

News and information in Chile:

To send money through Missionary Phil Rogers to help the local pastors with rebuilding and relief, you can send a check to Liberty Baptist Church at the following address and write “Chile Earthquake” in the memo field.

Liberty Baptist Church
485 Old Hwy 84 Rd.
Waynesboro, MS 39367

The purpose of this Missionary Chats episode is to help you see that you can be a real help in times of crisis. Even though the news may no longer be obsessing over the crisis in a far off land, remember that the missionaries are still there giving help and comfort as they share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Missionary Chats 1: Communications Technology

Filed under: Chat,Podcast,Show Notes — David Peach at 12:56 am on Friday, February 12, 2010

I chatted with Missionary Shane Rice about different ways missionaries can communicate with their friends and family back home. We talked about VoIP telephone systems, websites and mailing lists. One of the questions that came up in our discussion is, “How do you, the one praying for the missionary, want to be kept up to date?” Please send me an email, or post a comment with your response.

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Please leave a comment or send an email with any feedback you may have for Shane or I.


Missionary Talks: Listener Feedback 08

Filed under: Chat,Information,Podcast,Show Notes,Talk — David Peach at 10:05 pm on Thursday, January 14, 2010

This is not a traditional feedback episode in that I am not sharing news from you for other listeners. However, I am asking for some feedback on some possible additions at Missionary Talks.

I am proposing a new show format that would be in addition to the interviews. This new format will be called Missionary Chats. The format will have me talking with a co-host. The co-host will not always be the same person. This will be a less edited conversation focusing on some particular topic.

I am looking for feedback on Missionary Chats in the following areas.

  • Would you like to be able to ask questions to previously interviewed missionaries?
  • The Missionary Talks will stay in the current format. The Chats will be in addition to, not in replacement of the Talks. Would you be interested in only one or the other? Or, would you prefer to get all the Talks and Chats in the same “feed” like you are currently getting the Missionary Talks and the Listener Feedback episodes?
  • Can you give suggestions for intro/outro music for the Chats?
  • The Chats will allow more interaction for you. Would you be interested in being able to leave a voice mail that could be played, or just be able to email questions?

Specifically I asked you to email me or go to one of the discussion threads on Facebook concerning this topic. Alternatively, you are welcome to leave a comment on this episode posting.

The Facebook Group discussion is where I originally asked the questions. I have also set up a Facebook Page that I plan to migrate more personal interaction to. If you are a Facebook user, feel free to join the Group or Page, but know that I am going to try and push people over to the Page soon.

You are always welcome to leave a comment at the Missionary Talks website at the posting for each Talk or Chat.


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