Episode 131

Disciple Up # 131

Mission Myanmar 2019

By Louie Marsh, 10-23-2019

7  Remember, O LORD, against the Edomites the day of Jerusalem, how they said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare, down to its foundations!” 8  O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed, blessed shall he be who repays you with what you have done to us! 9  Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rock! Psalm 137:1-9 (ESV)

 16  Their infants will be dashed in pieces before their eyes; their houses will be plundered and their wives ravished. Isaiah 13:16 (ESV)

10  Yet she became an exile; she went into captivity; her infants were dashed in pieces at the head of every street; for her honored men lots were cast, and all her great men were bound in chains. Nahum 3:10 (ESV)

We all have these kind of terrible thoughts in our hearts. So why did the Holy Spirit inspire these words to be put in Scripture? To show us we are not alone with these horrid feelings and that they need to be confessed, healed and transformed into the love of God through Jesus Christ.

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Episode 68

Disciple Up #68
Short Term Mission Trips – Effective or a Waste of Time?
By Louie Marsh, 8-8-2018

 A listener response on the FB page!!!  August 7th  at 5:06 AM · Stonemont, GA, ‎Marvin Fore · “Very cool podcast, I’ve really enjoyed the show since I found it.”

A brief – or maybe not so brief – summary of my just completed two week trip to Thailand & Myanmar.

Some thoughts on what happened, etc.

Are Short Term Mission Trips Effective?

Today most would say no to this, and I agree there are problems with them. But I know from personal experience they CAN be. Bad example Marylin Hickey’s “mission trip” promos from years ago.  Look – she’s still doing it: http://www.marilynandsarah.org/events/dubai-hungary-austria-tour-2018/

My personal story – lasting change is possible.


Here’s some of my thoughts on how to make them work.

1) Make them ministry focused, not glorified vacations

2) No money. While you may have to provide funds for the ministry work there, you shouldn’t get involved in funding projects, people. Etc. In the end this only makes people more dependent upon American’s and that’s NOT a good thing.

3) Spend as much time with the nationals and be as close to their living conditions as you can safely be.

4) The keys to cross cultural communication – LISTEN!!  Ask questions! Don’t assume ANYTHING! Or in a word just try and be as HUMBLE as you can be.

 Next Week – another Life Lesson from Jeremiah.

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