Preparing for Coronavirus Covid 19

Over the last week or so I’ve spent some time thinking about how Latin Link in Britain and Ireland might prepare and adapt to the spread of this Coronavirus over the next few months. In doing so I’ve come across a range of resources that may be of use to others. Risk management is about... Continue Reading →

Book review: Arriving Well

“Returning home is not something we do once, or even every time we come back from a trip. It becomes a continual, daily decision to be where we are when we could choose to be elsewhere”. Arriving Well: Stories about identity, belonging, and rediscovering home after living abroad is a short book (and cheap/free on... Continue Reading →

New Year – so what will this one bring?

Blog predictions for the year ahead usually turn out to be works of fantasy rather than examples of foresight. New Year resolutions are less an anticipation of transformation than illusions of self-improvement. Last January we knew that our time with BMS would be finishing later in the year. I knew I would need to find... Continue Reading →

Unexpected learning

We’ve been back from South America for a couple of weeks now and as I settle into my new role I’ve been reflecting on things I hadn’t expected to learn during my time in Peru. Language and culture I knew that I needed to learn more Spanish but hadn’t really grasped how much of this... Continue Reading →

Broadening horizons

Our limited experience of South America has, except for brief stays in Lima and Arequipa, been the Peruvian Amazon. So before Neil started full time with Latin Link we wanted to broaden our horizons and visit some different places and get to see a wider variety of mission workers. So after a few days in... Continue Reading →

Review: Serving well

Planning on serving overseas as a mission worker? If you come from a ‘western’ background this is a great resource. Made up of 113 micro chapters arranged into ten chapter length groups they cover practical pointers to help you prepare, travel and thrive in a mission context. Written by Elizabeth and Jonathan Trotter, who edit... Continue Reading →

Review: Christian barriers to Jesus

How does Christianity keep people from Jesus? That’s the radical question this book considers as it examines the factors that keep Indian people from becoming disciples of Jesus. The book considers 9 different barriers; the first three: cultural separation, “Christian” and Church being the most fundamental. The separation that comes from believers seeking to withdraw... Continue Reading →

Sweet charity

Last week I went to a lecture put on by the Centre for Theology and Justice in Manchester (the annual David Goodbourn lecture). The speaker was Michael H Taylor, one time principal of Northern Baptist College, subsequently CEO of Christian Aid for 12 years and now, among other things Emeritus Professor of Social Theology at... Continue Reading →

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