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Pieter Messelink

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Pieter Messelink is a project manager in missions and evangelism with De Verre Naasten (Distant Neighbor). Distant Neighbor helps churches grow worldwide, announces God's love and fights poverty and injustice. They do this in partnership with local churches or Christian organizations. They support their programs, along with local churches (commissioning bodies) in the Netherlands, with knowledge, people, and financial resources.

Externalizing Blame

You might recognize the situation: you’re giving some input in a training or a meeting. You can see a mixed response. Some heads nodding, but others frowning, looking as if they want to burn down your ideas. I know I’m sensitive to negative feedback. To avoid the pain I tend to externalize blame. It must […]

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