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    Christian Mission Purpose

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    The Purpose, Plan, and Development of Missions. Why is so much time devoted to missions within the history of the Christian Church? From the days of Philip traveling to Samaria, to Augustin sailing for Britain, to Carey ministering in India the push for evangelism has dominated the Church and rightly so. The Christianity has grown to the largest religious group in the world since those 120 Spirit-filled believers at Pentecost. The driving principle behind this massive growth was not awesome music, fancy delivery, or beautiful buildings; but rather a desire to evangelize the lost by carrying the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In short or simple terms this process is called missions. A Christian mission is more than a mere process; it is simple in…

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    Essay On Mission Trip

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    Last summer my church and I went on a Mission Trip to Waterloo, Iowa. The Mission Trip took place from July 19, 2015-July 25, 2015. This was my first ever Mission Trip and I was glad that my dad went along to in order to mentor me on what to do and when I was supposed to do it. We went on this Mission Trip to do service work for those in need outside of our normal comfort zone here in Illinois. The residents that we were to help that week were Rita and Dan. Rita was old and had lots of trouble…

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    In my opinion, The Mission was a fantastic movie because of the action, the drama, and the history of the movie. As we saw, Father Gabriel, a Jesuit priest, entered the Guarani lands in South America with the purpose of converting the native Indians to Christianity. Father Gabriel was accepted by the Guarani Indians and then builds a mission, where he is joined by Rodrigo Mendoza, a reformed slave trader seeking absolution. Unfortunately, a treaty transfers the land in which Father Gabriel has…

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    engaging in missions using the lens of reason, with a brief overview of two other lenses: Tradition and experience. I will present ideas from the perspectives of my father, a missionary and my granduncle, the Right Reverend Datuk Bolly Lapok. Also I will share my experience of dealing with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Depression through poetry and spoken word and how those platforms impacted many who come across them. The key voices in this essay are Graham Tomlin, Stephen…

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    A short-term mission trip is a good start for Christians to make friends with interreligious or intercultural friends. It also prepare the participants to know missionary work better. However, there is a “marked divide between scholars and practitioners, between missiology and short-term mission.” Problems may happen like our mission trip to Maine. Fortunately, though some of the team members were not happy on that day, they forgot about it quickly. Since missionary work requires…

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    The Mission Film Analysis

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    For Better or For Worse? Directed by Roland Joffé, The Mission (1986), tells the compelling story of the Jesuits’ attempt to set up a mission for the Guarani Indians in South America. Faced with opposing outside forces from the Spanish and Portuguese nobles and the Roman Catholic Church, the Jesuits’ stood by their mission until their last breath. Starring Jeremy Irons, Robert De Niro, Chuck Low, Ray McAnally, Liam Neeson, Daniel Berrigan, and Indians themselves, the roles of the Jesuits, the…

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    Rodrigo Mendoza, one of the main characters in the film, The Mission, was at first, a mercenary and slave trader. After finding his significant other in bed with his own brother, Rodrigo is challenged to a duel by his brother. The tragic outcome of this duel sends Rodrigo down a challenging path of despair, depression, and ultimately redemption. Father Gabriel, a Jesuit priest, is the other main character. Unlike Rodrigo, Father Gabriel is a "Christ-like," peaceful, loving and compassionate…

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    High School Mission Trip

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    At a youth group, Merge at Grace Church in Hamilton County, mission trips are offered every year to the students. The data below represents the number of students who attended each trip by year (High School STT Participation, 2015). From 2008 until 2010, only the mission trip to Mississippi was offered. Once more trips were added, more students started to go on mission trips in general. From 2010 to 2011, the number of students who went on a mission trip in general jumped from 41 to 105.…

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    It was a typical warm and humid day in central Florida. There was a storm for-cast as usual, there was never a day without one. I sat there in my Mission President’s office waiting for my appointment with him. I had just gotten examined by the mission nurse and things were not looking good for my case of staying on my mission. My diagnosis was a severe case of Psoriasis, the most severe that the Missionary Department in Salt Lake City had ever seen in all the years of operation. Approximately…

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    slideshow of scenes showing desolate landscapes and impoverished communities. On screen, a mother held her starving child and a group of girls in mismatched clothes gathered water from a muddy well. We watched a presentation given to us before the service event and listened to the instructor as he described the conditions in other countries. He showed us photos of the people we would be helping during the mission, communities that were in desperate need of donations, supplies, and most…

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