Discernment

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Ted Draper
Some missionaries feel called to missions from a young age. Some feel the calling at college, through Perspectives, or at a missions conference like Urbana. My story is a little different. While I am sure I was exposed to missions as a child or teenager, my most catalyzing experiences didn’t happen
Jesus on the phone
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Gordon T. Smith
The greatest threats to vocational thinking are three classical temptations, which essentially manifest themselves in some form of the temptations Jesus faced in the desert at the beginning of his public life and ministry (Luke 4:1-13): the desire for power, the desire for material security and
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Justin Raby
A false balance is an abomination to the Lord…Proverbs 11:1Unreached people groups are peoples among which there is no indigenous community of believing Christians or where that community is too small or has inadequate resources to spread the Good News within that
balance
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Joe G
What happens when you hear these words: long-term commitment?If you’re like many of us, your response might range anywhere from slight apprehension to outright panic. We have grown up hearing messages that make us believe we are destined for greatness, and we should never settle for less than the
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John Lambert
Over 7,000 ethno-linguistic people groups in the world have little or no access to the gospel according to Joshua Project. 3,000 of these unreached people groups do not have anyone trying to reach them.  Nearly 400 of these unengaged people groups have populations
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Tanya Van Horne and Kevin Van Horne
Imagine yourself in the Exhibit Hall at Urbana. You’ve got limited time and over 250 exhibitors to visit. Well, okay, you won’t have time to get to all of the exhibitors. But what will you ask the exhibitors you do visit? Meeting face to face with organization representatives at Urbana can be an
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Tanya Van Horne
Worship, Bible Study, and Speakers Seminars are just the tip of the iceberg in the Urbana experience. You also have a unique opportunity to access some of the foremost experts in missions and representatives from over 250 missions organizations. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Urbana
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Tanya Van Horne
The first time I moved overseas, I arrived without my luggage. Somehow the ticket agent forgot to ask me if I had luggage to check and I was so nervous saying goodbye to my family and friends, I didn’t realize it until I got to my connecting flight. Frantic calls to my parents (before cell
cross walk
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Don Johnson
The ancient Greeks used to compete in their athletic games without the benefit or hindrance of clothes. They competed naked! Today’s marathon runners strip down to the very least and lightest of clothes in order to insure nothing will interfere with their pursuit of the finish line.Very likely
hurdler
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Kurt Bullis
Urbana.org caught up with Caleb Wu, the drummer for Tim Be Told, before the band headed out to catch The Hunger Games on a recent day off.“Actually,” Caleb recalls, “I hadn’t even heard of Tim Be Told until they played a show at University of Texas, down in Austin.” He was a senior at the
Caleb Wu
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