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Mission150

English, Religion, 1 season, 45 episodes, 1 day, 4 hours, 11 minutes
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Each week, the podcast explores the past and the present of the Adventist missionary enterprise. Join each episode to learn, to be challenged, and to be inspired, to be come part of the mission of the Seventh-Day Adventist church.
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M150 Ep44 - Serving all around the world

Sam and David are joined by Ronald Kuhn, who has worked as a missionary in ten countries for many years. He shares how the best way to learn to adapt to a new culture is by humility and learning from mistakes; and his love for the people he worked among is obvious. He shares about his current job, training new missionaries for intercultural assignments.
7/11/202433 minutes, 52 seconds
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M150 Ep43 - From West Africa to the former Soviet Union: A 20th-Century Missionary Family

Sam and David are joined by Elder Ted Wilson, president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, who talks about his and his family's experiences as missionaries in West Africa and the former Soviet Union in the 1980s and 1990s.
6/13/202450 minutes, 8 seconds
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M150 Ep42 - Indigenizing Adventist Mission: The South Pacific

David and Sam are joined again by historian Michael Campbell to talk about early Adventist mission in the South Pacific islands, and especially in Fiji. They discuss not only early missionaries but also early indigenous converts, thanks to whom the preaching of the Adventist message really took off.
5/29/202442 minutes, 46 seconds
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M150 Ep41 - Twenty-first Century Missionary Service in the Philippines

Sam and David are joined by historian Michael Campbell but this time not to talk history, instead to talk about Michael and his family's history of ministry, incliuding as missionaries for six years in Southeast Asia
5/16/202442 minutes, 27 seconds
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M150 Ep40 - Self-Sacrificing Missionaries to South America

David and Sam tell the stories of two missionary families: the Cotts, who served in the 1920a and 1930s among the indigenous people of Guyana; and the Haydens, who served for nearly four decades in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia. For more information, read D. J. B. Trim, Living Sacrifices (Pacific Press, 2019).
5/2/202431 minutes, 14 seconds
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M150 Ep39 - Planning for United Action to Advance Mission

Sam and David continue looking at the importance of the General Conference Secretariat in the mission advances of the early twentieth century, and how the Church, from an early stage, used data to help strategically plan for the Adventist Church's worldwide mission. For more information, read "We aim at nothing less than the whole world": The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s missionary enterprise and the General Conference Secretariat, 1863–2019 (General Conference Archives, 2021) available at Amazon.
4/18/202438 minutes, 15 seconds
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M150 - Special: The Hopeful

A new Adventist motion picture is being released this April 2024, The Hopeful, which tells the story of the origins of the Adventist Church, from William Miller to John N. Andrews, and features Andrews and his children. In this episode, Sam and David talk with Kyle Portbury, director of The Hopeful about the movie and what Kyle hopes it will do.
4/10/202441 minutes, 17 seconds
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M150 Ep 38 - An International Career in the Twenty-first Century

David interviews Sam about his fascinating career that has taken him to serve mission in Brazil, Britain, and now the United States of America, where Sam serves the world Church.
4/4/202429 minutes, 4 seconds
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M150 Ep37 - Making Mission Work (Part II)

This episode explores in more detail how the General Conference Secretariat established complex structures and proceesses that made it possible to greatly increase the numbers of missionaries sent out by the Seventh-day Adventist Church all around the world. Without the administrative infrastucture, frontline missionaries could not work.
4/1/202435 minutes, 11 seconds
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M150 - Ep36 - Making Mission Work (Part I)

People love to hear stories about missionaries' courage, self-sacrifice, and trust in God. What we don't want to hear is about bureaucracy. But without a strong administrative infrastructure, it would be impossible to recruit, dispatch, sustain and return missionaries--the stories we love to hear about missionaries on the front line are essentially only possible because the church established a bureaucracy to manage mission. That is the subject of this episode.
3/8/202431 minutes, 51 seconds
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M150 Ep35 - Lives of Service in the Far East

This episode focuses on two more missionary families, the Appels and Longways, who committed to nearly life-long service in the mission field, serving in the Far East (especially China) and the Middle East.
2/22/202426 minutes, 19 seconds
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M150 Ep34 - Committing for Life in China

This episode focuses on Merritt and Wilma Warren, who spent 47 years as missionaries, most of them in China. Merritt is thought to have hiked 25,000 miles across China!
2/8/202419 minutes, 31 seconds
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M150 Ep33 - An Extraordinary Mission Innovator (Part II)

In this episode, David and Sam finish telling the story of George Keough, who is still a legend among Adventists in the Middle East for his incarnational ministry in the region for 33 years.
1/25/202446 minutes, 54 seconds
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M150 Ep32 - An Extraordinary Mission Innovator (Part I)

This episode tells the story of the most important Adventist missionary most people have never heard of: George D. Keough. It covers the first ten years of his and his family's mission experience in Egypt from 1908 to 1918, when he won extraordinary numbers of people to the Seventh-day Adventist message. It also examines how he achieved his remarkable success.
1/23/202431 minutes, 18 seconds
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M150 Ep31 - Training Cross-Cultural Missionaries Today

Sam and David are joined by a native of Kenya, Dr. Oscar Osindo, director of the Adventist Church's Institute of World Mission, to talk about his many years of experience as a foreign missionary for the Church, about his years of involvement in ministry to Muslims, and his current work with the Institute of World Mission, training, resourcing and supporting current Seventh-day Adventist missionaries.
12/27/202336 minutes, 57 seconds
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M150 Ep29 - The First Missionaries to the Middle East

In this episode, Sam and David talk about some of the early missionaries to the Middle East, about the sacrifices they made, about what historic photographs can tell us about Adventist history, and about the tendency to over-work among Adventist pastors and administrators. Some of the stories shared in this episode appear in D. J. B. Trim, A Living Sacrifice (Pacific Press, 2019).
11/30/202336 minutes, 45 seconds
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M150 Ep27 - Mission to China

This episode looks at how missionaries to China fell in love with the country and its people but had to face local diseases for which there were no cures, so that misssionaries took terrible risks in their service. For more about the stories shared in this episode, see D. J. B. Trim, A Living Sacrifice (Pacific Press, 2019)
11/2/202342 minutes, 19 seconds
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M150 Ep26 - Changing Horizons

This episode looks at how missionaries to China fell in love with the country and its people but had to face local diseases for which there were no cures, so that misssionaries took terrible risks in their service. For more about the stories shared in this episode, see D. J. B. Trim, A Living Sacrifice (Pacific Press, 2019)
10/19/202325 minutes, 34 seconds
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M150 Ep25 - Reforming for Mission in 1903

The 1901 Reforms of the Adventist Church, discussed in Episode 24, were not an end. The work of reforming the church was completed att the 1903 General Conference Session, which laid the foundations for mission expansion in the following decades. To find out more, read chapter 4 of A. L. Chism, D. J. B. Trim, and M. F. Younker) "We aim at nothing less than the whole world": The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s missionary enterprise and the General Conference Secretariat, 1863–2019 (Silver Spring, MD: Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research, 2021), available from Amazon.
9/28/202343 minutes, 54 seconds
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M150 Ep24 - Reorganizing for Mission in 1901

The Seventh-day Adventist Church got back on track after the problems of the 1890s by undertaking very major organizational reforms at the famous 1901 General Conference Session, where Ellen White urged that change was needed "right here ... right now". More information can be gained from A. L. Chism, D. J. B. Trim, and M. F. Younker) "We aim at nothing less than the whole world": The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s missionary enterprise and the General Conference Secretariat, 1863–2019 (Silver Spring, MD: Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research, 2021), available from Amazon; and Barry David Oliver, SDA organizational structure: Past, present and future (Berrien Springs, Mich.: Andrews University Press, 1989)
9/21/202330 minutes, 59 seconds
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M150 Ep23 - Mission Stalls in the 1890s

In the 1890s, the expansion of the Adventist Church slowed down as personal clashes, administrative difficulties, and a wrong-headed approach to managing what had become a worldwide movement, all took effect. This episode examines how and why Adventist mission growth stalled at the very end of the nineteenth century, and draws some comparisons to the digital world of the early twenty-first century.
8/31/202342 minutes, 37 seconds
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M150 Ep22 - Selfless mission in Central and South America

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a major force in the Inter-American region today, but it wasn't always so. In this episode, Sam Neves and David Trim explore the lives of the Baxter family, which provided two generations of missionaries to Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
8/24/202333 minutes, 46 seconds
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M150 Ep21 - Sacrificing for mission in Southern and Eastern Africa

In this episode, David Trim and Sam Neves tell more stories of missionaries who gave everything so that people could hear about Jesus; this time they focus on Southern and Eastern Africa. The stories come from David's book, A Living Sacrifice (Pacific Press, 2019) which is available at adventistbookcenter.com
8/17/202347 minutes, 40 seconds
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M150 Ep20 - Sacrificing for mission in the South Pacific

In this episode, David and Sam share inspiring and humbling stories of young men and women who gave their lives to open up the Adventist Church's missionary work in the South Pacific. The stories come from David Trim's book, A Living Sacrifice (Pacific Press, 2019) which is available at adventistbookcenter.com
8/10/202346 minutes, 5 seconds
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M150 Ep19 - Working as a medical missionary

This week's episode features a a doctor, preparing to serve as a medical missionary in a country where only doctors and nurses can work, becasue of religious restrictions. She shares about her family heritage of mission, her experience as a student missionary, and where she feels God is leading in her life.
8/3/202331 minutes, 28 seconds
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M150 Ep18 - The Office of Adventist Mission

Dr. Gary Krause returns as our guest in this episode, and explains what the Office of Adventist Mission is doing to push forward the boundaries of Adventist mission.
7/26/202342 minutes, 52 seconds
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M150 Ep17 - Managing Adventist Mission today

Our guest in this episode is Dr. Gary Krause, Director of the Office of Adventist Mission.
7/20/202339 minutes, 14 seconds
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M150 Ep16 - Continuing J. N. Andrews’s legacy

Have you ever weondered what happened to Charles Andrews, John Andrews's son who went with him to Switzerand in 1874? He remained an Adventist and so havee his descendants. In this episode we interview John Andrews's great-great-great-great-gandson, Zachary Kirsten, who recently returned from an overseas missionary posting himself.
7/13/202329 minutes, 18 seconds
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M150 Ep15 - Vivid Faith

In this episode we talk with Fylvia Kline, who served as a missionary for several years in Nepal and now is director of the Seventh-day Adventist Church's online platform for finding and recruiting missionaries, VividFaith.com
7/6/202344 minutes, 48 seconds
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M150_Ep14 - Pioneering Mission in Zimbabwe

This episode considers the beginnings of Adventist mission in the vast territory formerly known as Rhodesia, today's countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia. You will learn more about how Adventist related to colonial powers in the era of European imperialism. You will also hear the moving stories of the many who gave their lives to the cause of Adventist mission work, and how the famous mission station Solusi (now an Adventist university) and other institutions were founded.
6/29/202341 minutes, 4 seconds
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M150 Ep13 - Opening the Mission in South Africa

Mission to South Africa began with diamonds! An Adventst layman moved from the USA to Southern Africa to prospect for diamonds––he shared his faith and those he influenced appealed to the GC for missionaries. The first party of Adventist missionaries to South Africa arrived in 1887. They soon founded institutions and began to work widely. And they worked for all the different ethnic groups, black and white.
6/23/202342 minutes, 47 seconds
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M150 Ep12 - Early Missionaries to the Caribbean: Living Sacrifices

This episode explores early Adventist mission to the Caribbean. While the early message spread thanks to the distribution of Adventist literature, a vital role was played both by missionaries and by their indigenous converts who took the message beyond what missionaries could. This was essential, because the prevalence of yellow fever in the Caribbean during these early years of Adventist mission meant missionaries suffered an appalling death toll - they offered themselves up as living sacrifices
6/15/202342 minutes
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M150 Ep11 - Mission in West Africa

In West Africa, the Adventist presence pre-dates the first missionaries sent by the Adventist Church. This episode explores how this came about and the early history of Seventh-day Adventist mission in West Africa. It brings out the importance of literature in spreading the Adventist message where missionaries had not yet gone, and the crucial role of indigenous believers in propagating the three angels' messages, but it also highlights the self-sacrificial commitment of missionaries to the region, who regularly suffered serious illnesses for which there was then no cure, and had a high death toll.
6/9/202345 minutes, 28 seconds
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M150 Ep10 - Early Mission Days in China

Starting in 1902, the Seventh-day Adventist Church committed to mission to China in a substantial way, sending large numbers of missionaries and committing sizeable funds to China. This episode considers some of the early missionaries, the strategies the church used, and why the early history of mission in China is worth remembering today.
6/2/202343 minutes, 56 seconds
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M150 Ep09 - Abram La Rue, First Missionary to China

This episode tells the remarkable story of Abram La Rue, self-supporting missionary first to Hawaii and then to Hong Kong - the first Adventist missionary to Asia. A simple man, but one of incredible faith, his example is an inspiring one for Seventh-day Adventists today.
5/26/202344 minutes, 55 seconds
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M150 Ep08 - Opening the Mission in Australia

In 1885, a large party of Adventist missionaries travelled from the United States to Australia. This episode tells the stories of that first group of missionaries and the early years of the Adventist mission in Australia and the South Pacific.
5/18/202342 minutes
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Episode 2 - Taking on Mission to Europe

In episode 1 of Mission 150, we explained that Seventh-day Adventists initially were very cautious about mission beyond North America. This episode explores how and why that changed, and the young movement’s move to finally embrace the idea of mission to all the world.
4/12/202337 minutes, 26 seconds
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Mission150 tells the exciting story of the 150 years of Adventist Mission to the world. Each week, the podcast explores the past and the present of the Adventist missionary enterprise. Join each episode to learn, to be challanged, and to be inspired, to be come part of the mission of the Seventh-Day Adventist church.
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