Tag Archives: Rural

Dostoyevsky in Djibouti

“The more I love humanity in general the less I love man in particular. In my dreams, I often make plans for the service of humanity, and perhaps I might actually face crucifixion if it were suddenly necessary. Yet I … more »

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The Art of Mechanics

[Editor’s Note: Missio first told Julio’s story about discovering the value of his vocation as an auto mechanic just about one year ago. If you didn’t get a chance to read it then, we hope you enjoy it now.] “My … more »

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“A Part of Me Wants to Stay Undone”: A Week of WASH Work

I must admit that WASH — a acronym that public health workers know stands for “water, sanitation, and hygiene” — always catches my eye because it’s part of my sister’s vocation, so it’s on my radar too. (And Steve Garber … more »

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A Thankful Path to True Home: A Review Essay of Sixteen Seasons

David James, Sixteen Seasons (William Carey Library: 2011). 286 pages. David James and his family lived in a remote village in Tajikistan for four years, quietly ministering to the people there. Sixteen Seasons is a compilation of reflective essays about those years, … more »

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Living Faithfully in the Rural Town

This essay originally appeared in Comment Magazine, the opinion journal of Cardus: www.cardus.ca/comment. Reprinted with permission. Once we know God, the primary calling He has for any of us is to be his man or woman in our own little corner of the … more »

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