Prophetic Wisdom for Cross-Cultural Engagement

This paper Missionaries, International Development Volunteers and Beyond examines the evolution of a program, from its birth in 1961 as the Paulian Association Lay Missionary Secretariat (PALMS) to the eve of its Jubilee (50th year) where some characterise it as an International Development Volunteer (IDV) program.  It considers influences on the vision, mission, values, philosophy, policies, process, and practice that have taken the program beyond simply being either a missionary service, or an international development program.