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S2E4: Finding the Way to Japan

50 minutes

When his brother made plans to pursue missions, Patrick decided to follow. He even got a degree in missions and married a woman on the same page. They taught in Korea for a few years. But what would they do after that? How do you find a good fit?

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Show Notes

How do we adjust our expectations and redirect our hearts when a long-time passion doesn’t fit our gifts? God doesn’t call us to be miserable or ineffective. Patrick lets us in on his long and winding journey toward ministry in Japan.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • A journey to long-term call
  • Planting an international church
  • Contextualizing the gospel for honor and shame cultures
  • Team culture in Pioneers


  • Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation, by Jason Mandryk
  • Ministering in Honor-Shame Cultures: Biblical Foundations and Practical Principals, by Jayson Georges and Mark Barke
  • Our YouTube channel

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