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To South Korea for North Korea

In 2018 by Brent BurdickLeave a Comment

North Korea has been in the news lately and is a nation in need of prayer. It is considered as one of the most difficult nations for Christians to live in due to persecution. Through prayer, God moves, and the nation will be transformed. The global church must be ready to help when North Korea opens to the gospel. On Tuesday, I will be traveling to South Korea for a conference on North Korea. I …

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Missions 101

In 2018 by Brent BurdickLeave a Comment

Teaching about missions is so much fun when you can experience a new culture too! Brent taught the global missions course this summer at Gordon-Conwell Seminary. The students learned not only about God’s heart for the world, current trends in missions, and how to understand cultures in sharing the gospel, but also learned to eat Filipino halo-halo, a dessert made with crushed ice, sweet beans, coconut gel, candied fruit, and mango ice cream all mixed …

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Dawson and Leah!

In 2018 by Brent BurdickLeave a Comment

We celebrated the marriage of Dawson to Leah Seith on April 28. We are so proud of them and know the Lord has brought them together. They went to Thailand and China on their honeymoon. Dawson has a new job as a video animator and designer for a company in Charlotte. Leah works as the head pastry chef for a country club in Charlotte. Pray for them as they start their married life.

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South Africa and Rome!

In 2018 by Brent Burdick1 Comment

Brent went to South Africa in February to film interviews for the Lausanne Global Classroom on Creation Care. Lausanne has a global network of people that discuss, write, convene, and promote care of creation as a gospel issue. This means that when Christians take care of creation, it reflects God’s care for us and is a means by which people can come to know God. The basis for this is John 10:10, where Jesus said, …

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2017 in Review

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2017 was a special year for the Burdicks! As you can see by the picture, we now have a new son-in-law! Devri and Jerome were married on October 29 at Kim’s parents’ place in Pickens, SC. I was so excited to be able to both walk Devri down the aisle and officiate the service, thanks to some help from Jerome’s uncles who are pastors. Devri was absolutely radiant in her wedding dress! The weather cooperated …

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Chiang Mai Report

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“Sharing wealth is a virtue, but there is no wealth to be shared unless it has been created. The church needs to understand the issue of wealth creation in order to fight poverty. Scarcity and simplicity are not the answer.” Lausanne Movement Wealth creation was the theme of the Lausanne Global Consultation I went to in Chiang Mai, Thailand a few weeks ago. As Director of the Lausanne Global Classroom, I interviewed a number of …

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Twenty-five years with OMS!!!

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Kim and I went to OMS headquarters in early January to be recognized for 25 years of ministry with OMS! OMS President Bob Fetherlin and his wife, Esther, presented us with a beautiful engraved clock. Our daughter Danya was able to be with us. It has been an honor to serve the Lord in the Philippines and now globally with OMS through CIT, the Lausanne Movement, and Gordon-Conwell Seminary. We could not have served so …

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A Trip to Oxford

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As Director of the Lausanne Global Classroom, Brent went to Oxford, England in September for a meeting with the team that ensures the consistency and excellence of all the Lausanne Movement’s content, such as books and articles that are published, the global gatherings that are held, and of course, the Global Classroom. Oxford was the home of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Winston Churchill, three very influential figures in the 20th century. We had enough …

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Report on YLG in Jakarta

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Dawson and I went to Jakarta, Indonesia earlier this month for the global Young Leader’s Gathering of the Lausanne Movement. More than one thousand young leaders and mentors gathered to share stories, encourage one another, and connect around ideas for global mission. We didn’t actually attend the sessions because our task was to interview participants of the gathering for upcoming episodes of Lausanne’s Global Classroom. For more information on all that happened at YLG, check …

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Uproot It!

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By Kim Burdick I thought I had missed out on it. You know…the “Green Thumb” gene. My grandparents sure had it. I remember our summer visits and counting the amazing number of vegetables and fruit at each meal that came from their abundant garden. I assumed I had it too, though hadn’t had a chance to really put that assumption to the test until the summer of 1986. Brent and I had been married 2 …