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Mexico: Color and Culture

Many of the stories told about Mexico feature its many problems and struggles. And those discussions are valid and have their place. But it bears remembering that this country also has a long and beautiful cultural heritage we would all be blessed to enjoy. I’m thankful for colorful, beautiful Mexico.

When most people think of missionaries, they envision pastors, evangelists, and church planters. But missions in a modern world is so much more. An ever-expanding element of missions is the arts, from music to painting to dance. Christian artists are using their skills and passions to preach the Gospel by touching hearts and minds.

Iraq travelogue

OM writer Nicole James visited Kurdistan, northern Iraq in summer 2015. She spent a week with long-term workers, NGO partners and local pastors, interviewing them and learning about how the events of the last year have impacted their lives.

Stories poured over coffee

OM photographer Garrett shares about chatting with men at an Arabic coffee truck in the Middle East. He thought he went there to document the cultural significance of the truck but quickly discovered the story instead was the men visiting it, including a Syrian refugee named John*.

How is taking photos being a missionary?

The stereotypical concept of a missionary is often someone living in a mud hut in the middle of nowhere, eating bugs and parts of animals they never thought were edible, and witnessing to scantly clad villagers who've never heard another language. While this is still the reality for some missionaries, the mission field has expanded. Maybe I can even say that there is no longer a mission field but instead a world in need of missions.