Archive for July, 2011

Celebrating the Fourth

Posted on July 6, 2011 by Dr. Jerry Rankin

It happened again. The 4th of July came and went with us out of the country. That has happened more times than not throughout our adult life. That is not only due to being on the mission field for 23 years, but in the years since, summer always seemed to be the time for mission […]

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Back Home in Indonesia

Posted on July 4, 2011 by Dr. Jerry Rankin

The hot, sticky weather wasn’t so different than a Mississippi summer but the sounds, smells and people everywhere had a familiarity of life in the tropics. When we were awakened by the call to prayer from a nearby mosque at 4:30 am we knew we were back home in Indonesia. Not much had changed about […]

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Focus on Christ

Posted on July 1, 2011 by Dr. Jerry Rankin

Our current travels to former places of ministry in Southeast Asia have brought to mind many long-forgotten experiences. In fact, there has probably been a sub-conscious effort to suppress the embarrassing language faux pas and painful times of cross-cultural learning. I have often shared with new missionaries that though God blessed us with valuable relationships […]

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