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Welcome to the Articles and Events section of the Missionary Resource Center. Here you'll find various missions articles, the latest missionary news, and our new community events calendar.

Articles of Interest

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1. Paul vs. John – Information Security Then & Now

by John Edmiston (Cybermissions) with advice from Pete Holzmann (ICTA)
(Why Paul Got More Press But John Lived Longer!)
An In-depth look at how to take information security seriously
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2. Tips for Sending a Great Care Package

by Joshua Jones
A great care package can mean the world to a missionary. When homesickness and loneliness are doing their worst, a box from home packed with goodies can keep just about anyone going.
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3. Encouragement and Advice for New Church Planters

by Charles Davis
In this article you will find advice and observations for new leaders drawn from years of serving as a pastor to church planters and missionaries.
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4. Basic Principles for a Better Missionary Newsletter

by Janie Hughes
This article will cover a number of ways that you can really "polish" your newsletter to capture your audience's attention while effectively communicating ministry updates.
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5. Tentmaker / B-A-M Survey Results and Needs Analysis

by Joshua Jones
We recently conducted a survey of tentmakers and missionaries practicing Business-As-Mission in order to learn more about how Agencies can best serve their needs. This article gives an analysis of those results.
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6. Tips for Giving Gifts to Missionaries

by Joshua Jones
Trying to find that perfect gift for a missionary you support? This article will suggest some creative (and cheap) ways to find a gift they can use.
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7. What To Look For When Choosing A Health Insurance Plan

by Jeff Gulleson
This article gives an overview of some important questions to ask when choosing the right insurance provider.
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8. A Quick overview of homeschooling your children

by Deborah Safford
This article covers the basic advantages and disadvantages of homeschooling your children. If you're a parent considering the pros and cons of homeschooling, this is a great place to start.
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9. Ten ways to ruin short term mission trips

by Howard Culbertson
Believe it or not, it's possible to have a bad short-term missions experience. Most times, this is not the fault of the situation or organization. Often, the root cause is the short-termer's own attitudes and expectations.
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10. Ten Commandments for mission trip participants

by Howard Culbertson
This article describes healthy attitudes on short-term mission trips.
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11. Welcome to the newest revision of the Missionary Resource Center

by Joshua Jones
This article is a brief introduction to the newest features of version 11 of missionaryresources.org
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12. Coffee Making a Difference

by Don Peat
A bowl of rice and milk paid for by selling coffee. An unusual breakfast but for preschoolers living in the impoverished houses on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, its better than nothing. If the Manos Extendidas feeding program wasn’t in place, nothing migh
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13. The Heart Mime Script

by Joshua Jones
This article includes the script to the "Heart Mime." This skit is very powerful with or without music and is an old classic in mime ministry.
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14. Take the Dread out of Fundraising

by Bill Dillon
This article will help you develop a 12 step support strategy for fundraising as well as introduce you to some key fundraising resources.
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15. Hosting a Yard Sale Fundraiser

by Josh Jones
This article looks at the pros and cons of a yard sale fundraiser and how to maximize your efforts.
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16. Finding Cheap Airfare

by Josh Jones
Taking a look at some of the different methods of purchasing airline tickets and how to save you money.
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