Definition of foreign mission in English:

foreign mission

noun

  • 1A permanent office established by a nation to represent its interests in a foreign country.

    • ‘Such asylum-seekers usually travel to South Korea via a third nation if they make it into the foreign mission.’
    • ‘The Zambia Revenue Authority says landlords renting out properties to foreign missions should pay withholding tax because they do not enjoy diplomatic privileges.’
    • ‘The terrorist attack in Turkey has shown just how vulnerable foreign missions and international businesses can be.’
    • ‘Malaysian police had already stepped up security at foreign missions, tourist spots and strategic locations nationwide.’
    • ‘However, misdeeds committed by heads of our foreign missions, divulged by a junior official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, are setting of a new wave of anger because they have been done at the expense of our tax money.’
    • ‘Tu made the appeal when he met with more than a score of representatives from foreign missions at a seminar on the establishment of a pluralistic culture society.’
    • ‘With a staff of about 50 locals and 10 expatriates it is the largest foreign mission in Indonesia's second-largest city.’
    • ‘Civil societies emerged in Europe in the era of foreign missions.’
    • ‘To reinforce this horizontal trend, Canadian foreign missions will become more identified as government of Canada offices, rather than just DFAIT offices.’
    • ‘Some of them were done quickly while trying to get to an appropriate place to spend the night, or as they dropped by the foreign missions in the countries they visited.’
    • ‘The bombings rocked America when they ripped through the two embassies and prompted a review of security at the country's foreign missions.’
    • ‘The following categories of employees are government employees posted to a foreign mission of the Netherlands.’
    • ‘It is rare that a foreign mission would suspend its entire consular business because of reasons other than war or natural disaster.’
    • ‘In Namibia, even ambassadors or heads of foreign missions are expected to be at the airport when the President travels and returns.’
    • ‘The United States already has evacuated family members from Pakistan as have most foreign missions here.’
    • ‘Traveling will also open you up to new opportunities such as volunteering at a foreign mission after leaving college.’
    • ‘The Bulgarian mission to the United Nations is part of a group of more than 10 foreign missions and consulates that owe the city of New York more than $160 million in property taxes and have refused to pay.’
    • ‘Representatives from foreign missions will also attend the ceremony.’
    • ‘Desist from inviting all politicians to open seminars, meetings and cocktail parties, and ask foreign missions to take similar action.’
    • ‘We have issued regulations about all embassies and other foreign missions in the country.’
  • 2A group sent by a church to live in a foreign country for a period of time, especially to seek converts.

    • ‘The concept was refined in 1622 by Pope Gregory XV, who convened the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith, a group of cardinals in charge of foreign missions.’
    • ‘It demonstrates the similarity and connection between domestic and foreign missions undertaken by French Jesuits in the seventeenth century.’
    • ‘While the church has a relatively small congregation, about 350 people, it operates foreign missions in Haiti and Africa.’
    • ‘Pierson grew increasingly convinced of the importance of foreign missions and dedicated much of his life to raising support for world evangelization.’
    • ‘The Baptist churches of his day were heavily Calvinistic and not interested in foreign missions.’
    • ‘By the time of his death there were over 1000 Jesuits in nine European provinces as well as those working in foreign missions.’
    • ‘In 1957, having completed his education for work in the Redemptorist apostolate, he was assigned to the congregation's foreign mission in Thailand.’
    • ‘The Methodists pointed the way to other sects, and the evangelicalism of the age embraced dissent, with the Congregationalists and the baptists to the fore in foreign missions and the Quakers in the anti-slavery movement.’
    • ‘An awareness of the complex issues involved in the rise of foreign missions should act as a warning against glib formulations of the relationship between Enlightenment and religion.’
    • ‘As a young, southern Presbyterian minister, Sheppard longed for a missionary post in Africa, but the church's white-led foreign mission would send him only if he were accompanied by a white missionary, and that was hard to come by.’
    • ‘This society has been very active and helpful to young priests and the foreign missions.’
    • ‘Many gay Episcopalians who supported foreign missions learned that lesson last August when recently converted Africans bishops voted to oppose gay sex, gay clergy and gay marriage at the Lambeth conference.’
    • ‘As the Korean church grew, it began investing in home and foreign missions - another Nevius principle.’
    • ‘The society was founded as an interdenominational body in 1795 in the first flush of evangelical enthusiasm for foreign missions but became a Congregational organ.’
    • ‘The union meant the final disappearance of this once-great spiritual force, with a distinguished heritage in home evangelism and foreign missions in the South Sea Islands.’
    • ‘The parish of Ballycroy hopes to have tree planting and also some other events to heighten awareness not only of the foreign missions but of the mission which we all have as followers of Christ wherever we are.’
    • ‘Things have gone full circle since Irish priests were going in their hundreds to ‘convert the heathen’ in foreign missions around the world.’
    • ‘Similar interest in foreign missions is present among the various Baptist groupings and together they probably have between 300 and 400 Canadian Baptists working overseas.’
    • ‘An array of voluntary associations supporting home and foreign missions, Bible and tract societies, Sunday schools, and social reform movements owed much to the Second Great Awakening.’
    • ‘All the usual stalls were present doing excellent business, as a result of which a substantial amount was collected for the work of the Augustinians on the foreign missions.’