Missionary Talks

The podcast where missionaries share their lives and work.

Missionary Talks 75: Jeff Bush

Filed under: Podcast,Show Notes,Talk — david at 11:11 am on Saturday, June 19, 2010

Bush Family PhotoI was introduced to Missionary Jeff Bush just a few weeks before we arrived in Argentina. Bro. Jeff has been used by the Lord to start a church that has already started another church and is looking to begin two more in the coming year.

Enjoy the conversation as Bro. Bush talks about how the Lord led him to the field and some of the details of his preparation for the ministry he is doing today. He also shares information about language school that many missionaries will need to attend as they prepare for ministry on a foreign field.

If you are considering missionary work, or just want to know more about life as a missionary, be sure to visit Bro. Jeff’s website. Along with having his prayer letters and ministry information, he has good resources to help a missionary on deputation and to avoid some common mistakes of the ministry.

He also has a website for his ministry in Argentina that is written in Spanish.

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Missionary Talks 74: Bill and LaMoin Cunningham

Filed under: Podcast,Show Notes,Talk — david at 8:36 am on Tuesday, April 6, 2010

It was a joy to sit and talk with Bill and LaMoin Cunningham about their adventures as missionaries. While they have had many changes through their long missionary career, it is obvious in talking with them that they have trusted the Lord each step of the way as He has led them through their journey in missions.

They share good advice for both new and veteran missionaries. In doing so they help the person in the pew who is praying for missionaries have an insight into some of the struggles and joys of working for the Lord in missions.

LaMoin has written a wonderful book that will help the reader understand that missionaries are normal people. While the outside struggles may be different on the field from what it is back home, the internal struggle, and fleshly battles are the same no matter what country you are in. You can check out the book as well as sign up for her monthly newsletter at their website.

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Missionary Talks 73: Travis Snode

Filed under: Podcast,Show Notes,Talk — david at 3:43 pm on Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Join me as I talk with Travis Snode, Missionary to Northern Ireland. Travis and his wife have been in Northern Ireland for 5 years as church planting missionaries. Like many missionaries, he is pastoring two churches; one he started and another one started by a fellow missionary. He shares with us the need for men to pastor one of the many churches in the United Kingdom that are without any kind of shepherd.

Bro. Snode also talked about how he was called to missions as a young boy. Outside of building a good personal relationship with God and His word, he said that he was encouraged by his parents and an older man in church to continue to pursue the ministry that God had called him to. Travis is a good example of what God can do with a child or teen that you may know who is called to be a missionary if you will just take a few minutes to encourage them to follow God’s leading.

Visit the Snodes’ blog to get up to date information on their ministry.

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Missionary Talks 72: Andy Shinabery

Filed under: Podcast,Show Notes,Talk — david at 6:36 pm on Friday, February 5, 2010

Andy Shinabery and David Peach

Andy Shinabery is a church planting missionary in Costa Rica. In this interview Andy talks with us about the two churches he and his family have been able to start. He also shares about some of the recreational activities his family have been able to enjoy on the field.

Andy spoke with me when they were in the United States for furlough. He talks about how the two furloughs they have had have been different for them as a family.

Listen as he shares some of his vision for the future and how he believes Costa Rica can be used by God to evangelize nations that are closed to missionaries from larger countries such as the United States.

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Missionary Talks: Listener Feedback 08

Filed under: Chat,Information,Podcast,Show Notes,Talk — david 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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