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Chiang Mai Report

In 2017 by burdickLeave a Comment

“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!!!

In 2016 by burdickLeave a Comment

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

In 2016 by burdickLeave a Comment

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

In 2016 by burdickLeave a Comment

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 …

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What future missionaries say about CIT:

In 2016 by burdickLeave a Comment

Here is what the latest class of future missionaries shared about their language learning experience at CIT: “CIT is so much more than a classroom experience. It is a bonding, growing in community and learning more about our identity in Christ. We learned that culture is just as important as the mechanics of the language in the language learning process. Cementing our identity in Christ and developing a community of believers to grow in spiritual …

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The Lausanne Movement: Impacting Global Christianity

In Global Jots by burdickLeave a Comment

     One of the joys I have had recently is to work with the Lausanne Movement. In addition to working with the Center for Intercultural Training, which I highlighted in my last letter, I also coordinate Lausanne’s Global Classroom Project. The Lausanne Movement was started in 1974 out of the vision of Billy Graham to bring together evangelical Christians around the world in a common statement of faith. Global Christian leaders met in Lausanne, Switzerland …