125 episodes

A podcast by missionaries for missionaries, pastors, and laypeople giving them a front-row seat to mission work in the Dominican Republic. The purpose is to encourage believers in their walk of faith and give practical missional ways to reach their own community.

Visionlife365 Jason

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

A podcast by missionaries for missionaries, pastors, and laypeople giving them a front-row seat to mission work in the Dominican Republic. The purpose is to encourage believers in their walk of faith and give practical missional ways to reach their own community.

    Ink and Influence - The Authors Who Shaped Gary and Jason's Ministries

    Ink and Influence - The Authors Who Shaped Gary and Jason's Ministries

    In this enriching episode, we delve into the literary influences that have shaped the ministries of Gary and Jason. Both of them agree with the adage that "leaders are readers." Numerous authors have profoundly impacted their approach to ministry, with a special focus on the late Henry Blackaby, whose works have left an indelible mark on their spiritual leadership.They explore how reading offers new perspectives and challenges and stretches one's faith and leadership abilities. The recent pas...

    • 27 min
    The Harvest Begins - Exciting First Fruits of a New Church Plant!!!!

    The Harvest Begins - Exciting First Fruits of a New Church Plant!!!!

    This episode brings you a very exciting update from Iglesia Bautista Evangelica de Macoris, which embarked on a bold mission in October 2023 to reach an unreached area of San Pedro de Macoris. Under the leadership of missionary Doug Hodges, the church has been diligently ministering to this community for the last six months. Despite the slow start and minimal spiritual fruit initially, recent developments have ignited a wave of excitement across the congregation.We're thrilled to share that t...

    • 47 min
    Passing the Torch - From Lead Pastor to National Leadership

    Passing the Torch - From Lead Pastor to National Leadership

    In this exciting episode, we spotlight the remarkable journey of missionary Gary Hale, who has served for decades as both team leader and pastor of Iglesia Bautista Evangelica de Macoris in San Pedro de Macoris. After years of dedicated service, Gary felt God's call to step down and pass the pastoral baton to Carlos Rijo, a national pastor. This transition marks an exciting new chapter for the church, albeit one filled with logistical and transitional challenges.Gary and Jason delve into...

    • 51 min
    Never Off Duty - The Exhausting Reality of Cross-Cultural Ministry!

    Never Off Duty - The Exhausting Reality of Cross-Cultural Ministry!

    This episode takes a deep dive into the often-overlooked mental and emotional toll of missionary work. Serving on the mission field isn't just about spreading faith and building communities; it also involves constant cultural and linguistic navigation that can lead to severe mental exhaustion. We explore how everyday tasks, such as a simple visit to the hardware store, become complex and draining missions. Imagine not knowing the local term for a tool you desperately need, then stru...

    • 36 min
    Oceans Apart - Balancing Missionary Work and Aging Parents

    Oceans Apart - Balancing Missionary Work and Aging Parents

    In this heartfelt episode, we delve into the deeply personal and often painful experience of serving as a missionary abroad while dealing with the health decline of parents back in the United States. Through candid and personal stories, Jason and Gary explore the emotional and logistical challenges that come with being oceans away during such critical times. This isn't a one-size-fits-all guide but a close look at how a missionary navigates these turbulent waters. We hope to pr...

    • 34 min
    Building Bridges and Villas! DR Vision Team's Mission to Inspire Through Hospitality

    Building Bridges and Villas! DR Vision Team's Mission to Inspire Through Hospitality

    Join us as we explore the exciting new venture of our mission team, DR Vision, which is constructing a mission villa designed to host visiting groups in the Dominican Republic. This episode dives into how the villa will not only serve as a retreat but also as a strategic hub for spiritual enrichment. The intentionally immersive environment aims to deeply impact guests and inspire them to consider a deeper commitment to missions. Hear how this space has been strategically design...

    • 44 min

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