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EM001 – You Can Just Be Yourself with Alan Smith of Coffee Cup Ministries | Engaging Missions
Episode 126th March 2014 • Engaging Missions • Bryan Entzminger
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Alan Smith is a homeland missionary based in the US, just outside of Nashville, TN. He works with Community Servants, a local ministry that provides low-cost housing and education opportunities for refugees and low-income families. He's also the Assistant Missions Pastor at Springhouse Worship and Arts Center.

In today's interview, he shares some of his story – the challenges as well as the victories, including how he learned that being an authentic friend to other missionaries was one of the greatest ministry opportunities.

[bctt tweet="I may not be called to be a #missionary but I can do that. - @coffeecupmnstry"]

In this interview, you'll learn

  • How Colossians 4:7-8 has shaped his ministry
  • How Alan worked through a personal failure
  • A story of God's faithfulness in the birth of their son
  • One simple act of focus that Alan's Missions Pastor did to encourage missionaries (and how Alan used that to deeply encourage another missionary)
  • What made Alan say, “Man, I'm not called to be a missionary but I can do that.”
  • Some exciting life transitions that are opening up new ministry opportunities
  • The best advice Alan has ever received
  • Something that really encouraged Alan before he even started to raise support
  • Internet resources: YouVersion and GodTube
  • A personal habit that has contributed to Alan's success
  • Book recommendation: The Sending Church: The Church Must Leave the Building
  • The surprising thing Alan would do if he was in a new country with nothing but $500 and a laptop but didn't have to worry about food and shelter.

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