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The City of Darkness, an excerpt from The Mind of a Missionary

[vii] Jackie Pullinger, Chasing the Dragon: One Woman’s Struggle Against the Darkness of Hong Kong’s Drug Dens (Hodder and Stoughton, 1980), 39.

[viii] Jackie Pullinger, Chasing the Dragon: One Woman’s Struggle Against the Darkness of Hong Kong’s Drug Dens (Hodder and Stoughton, 1980), 44.

[ix] Jackie Pullinger, Chasing the Dragon: One Woman’s Struggle Against the Darkness of Hong Kong’s Drug Dens (Hodder and Stoughton, 1980), 40.

[x] Jackie Pullinger, Crack In the Wall: Life and Death in Kowloon Walled City (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1989), 16.

[xi] Jackie Pullinger, Chasing the Dragon: One Woman’s Struggle Against the Darkness of Hong Kong’s Drug Dens (Hodder and Stoughton, 1980), 48.

[xii] This is attributed to Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in The Joy of Kindness (1993), by Robert J. Furey, 138; but it is attributed to G. I. Gurdjieff in Beyond Prophecies and Predictions: Everyone’s Guide To The Coming Changes (1993) by Moira Timms, 62; neither cite a source. It was widely popularized by Wayne Dyer, who often quotes it in his presentations, crediting it to Chardin, as does Stephen Covey in Living the 7 Habits: Stories of Courage and Inspiration (2000), 47.

[xiii] Colossians 3: 2.

[xiv] Barna Group. “51% of Churchgoers Don’t Know of the Great Commission.” Barna, March 27, 2018. https://www.barna.com/research/half-churchgoers-not-heard-great-commission.

[xv] “Is Evangelism Going Out of Style?” Barna Group, December 17, 2013, https://www.barna.com/research/is-evangelism-going-out-of-style/.

[xvi] The author’s interview with Todd Tillinghast, June 7, 2018.

[xvii] Norman P. Grubb, C. T. Studd: Athlete and Pioneer (1933), 196.

[xviii] David Frazier, Mission Smart: 15 Critical Questions to Ask Before Launching Overseas (2014), 130.

[xix] John 15: 5.

[xx] Matthew 6: 33.

[xxi] The author’s interview with Steve Schirmer, April 15, 2018.

[xxii] Sarita Hartz, “The Need for a New Missions Paradigm,” Sarita Hartz, September 29, 2015, http://www.saritahartz.com/the-need-for-a-new-missions-paradigm/.

[xxiii] John 13: 35 (The Message Translation).

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About the Author: David Joannes is the founder and president of Within Reach Global, which serves the advance of the Gospel in some of Southeast Asia’s most difficult places. He is the author of The Space Between Memories: Recollections from a 21st Century Missionary and The Mind of a Missionary: What Global Kingdom Workers Tell Us About Thriving on Mission Today. David has a love for language, culture, and creative writing, and for the last 20 years, he has witnessed God’s Kingdom established in forgotten parts of the globe. David lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand with his wife, Lorna, and their daughter, Cara.

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