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Team Dynamics

by Mark Billage
Posted on 1st September 2020
Team Dynamics (How can we move forward together?) Most of us have been part of a team at some point in our lives. Teams come together around a common purpose. We understand that teams can achieve more than an individual can. When teams are running well the energy is high, capacity...

Emerging into the New Normal

by Matt Edwards
Posted on 1st September 2020
Strange. Unprecedented. Unpredictable. Uncertain. Difficult. Many adjectives can be used to describe our experiences of the pandemic as it has swept the globe. Some countries are starting to ‘lift’ restrictions and lockdowns, attempting to emerge into some kind of ‘normality’. Other places are going into lockdown for the first or...

Visa Application Tips

by Peter Lavelle
Posted on 1st September 2020
Tips to Obtain Your Travel Visa for When You Go Abroad If you’re planning to go abroad, then depending on your nationality and your destination, there’s a good chance that you need to obtain a travel visa to be allowed entry to the country you’re travelling to. For example, Brits or Americans...

Insurance Update for Mission Workers

by Talent Trust
Posted on 1st August 2020
Significant issues remain even if  you have insurance Note:  Many insurers have excluded cover for COVID-19. Please check to see what cover you have. Even if your insurance plan does include cover for COVID-19, there remain significant practical issues when delivering medical treatment globally. Please research the situation wherever you are heading. Some...

Shipping through the Crisis

by Mission & Relief Logistics Ltd
Posted on 1st August 2020
The good news is that when the world shut down, not all was lost. Transport lines stayed open as much as possible over the lockdown. 90% of what we use every day has been on a ship at some stage Shipping adapted quickly and remains the most robust method of...

Mission Training in the New Normal

by Martin Hickey
Posted on 1st August 2020
With All Nations and Redcliffe coming together (see the press release) and with the current COVID-19 crisis, we asked Martin Hickey, Head of Communications for All Nations Christian College, to reflect on mission training in and beyond the COVID-19 crisis. Like many other colleges and universities, mission colleges have been driven online during...

Coronavirus: Into the Unknown

by Jason Mandryk
Posted on 1st July 2020
“Our world has changed forever.” We have probably all seen these words in recent weeks. And while they do smack of hyperbole, we can see even at these early stages of 2020 how a tiny virus has become the vehicle by which a great shaking has been delivered to our world. There...

Coronavirus: What's Changed?

by Alex Hawke
Posted on 1st June 2020
Processing the Present and Preparing for the New Normal Like many of you our team has been facing the challenges of navigating through this crisis while living in another culture. We’re not strangers to change, transition, travel and visa difficulties and to having to be flexible. As mission workers we’ve come...

Coronavirus: Help after Lockdown

by Mike Frith
Posted on 29th May 2020
OSCAR has collected together a number of resources and links to help you plan for the months ahead. This is a follow on from last month's article - Coronavirus: Help for Mission Workers, and can be regarded as an addendum. 'Global Transmission, Global Mission' is a free short e-book by Jason Mandryk, author of...

Coronavirus: Help for Mission Workers

by Mike Frith
Posted on 1st April 2020
There is already a plethora of information and advice online for the general public about  COVID-19 and its effects, like for protecting yourself from infection, keeping in touch with family and friends, home working and conducting meetings (including church!). For the purposes of this article we have collected together a range...
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