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A missionary is a member of a religious group sent into an area to proselytize and/or perform ministries of service, such as education, literacy, social justice, health care, and economic development. The word "mission" originates from 1598 when the Jesuits sent members abroad, derived from the Latin missionem (nom. missio), meaning "act of sending" or mittere, meaning "to send". The word was used in light of its biblical usage; in the Latin translation of the Bible, Christ uses the word when sending the disciples to preach The gospel in his name. The term is most commonly used for Christian missions, but can be used for any creed or ideology.

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Young christian missionary that I met at Teen Camp at Camp Iroquoina in Hallstead, PA. Please, check out his videos and all of the glory and word of Christ, that he is sharing through God's creation!

Contributed by Asiah Smith

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Missionary Trip I did last summer, Loved connecting with these two kids who have nothing but yet always seem to put a smile on my face.

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I started working with this group in the US in California and its the best helping other people.

Contributed by Noemi Amy Garcia

Japan is one of the most secular nations in the world. Though there are about 500,000 Protestant Christians in Japan, the population far exceeds that number. The first missionary to Japan was James Hepburn. Hepburn did his work mainly around Kanagawa, which is near present day Tokyo. In this city he opened a medical clinic, and helped developed Romaji, the romanization of Kanji symbol alphabet. He used this development to begin translating the Bible into Japanese.

Contributed by Alyson Hawkeye Waller

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