Recent world events have raised the sensitivity of many members of sending churches to the risks which missionaries expose themselves and their families. These missionaries’ examples inspire some to take greater risks for God in their own lives.
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I was standing at the window watching a dog bark across the street. It took a few minutes to realize the dog was on the roof of a house. It took me until the next day to realize the dog lived on the roof! Throughout the city, dogs lived on low, flat, and colorful roofs. I was in Chiapas, Mexico.
This past year, we solicited articles from Christian workers all over the world. We asked, “How is God touching the hearts of people where you work—and how has it impacted your faith?” We called this our #Iwitness campaign and received dozens of responses covering almost every continent of the world. Our goal was to inspire you to work faithfully and patiently for God where he has called you. We have included seven stories here. You can read the rest here.
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Just a few days shy of our family’s tenth anniversary of serving here in northern Mozambique, we experienced a home invasion. Armed thieves broke into our home, and my wife, Rachel, and I were held at gunpoint as they stole money and computers.
At least 1.3 billion people (one-sixth of the world’s population) still does not have a translation of the complete Bible in the language they speak best. After nearly two thousand years since the completion of the Christian canon, why are there still languages on our planet without translations of God’s word?
Mr. Bun Song is one of the elders of a local church in a rural city in Cambodia. He used to work for a military. It was years ago when he heard of the salvation of Jesus for the first time through a Bible school student who came from Phnom Penh to share the good news in his city.
Drawing on my field research, I wanted to create a definition of goals for BAM activities and begin the process of identifying concepts for a measure of spiritual transformation.
This story takes place a few years back just before the earthquake in the country of Haiti, a land rife with political upheaval and difficulties. Drug trafficking and gang activity have been a part of the complicated mix of problems for many years.
Over a recent two-year period, the participants in IMKEC developed an initial statement of best practices for MK education, and in a third year, followed up with specifics on several recommended practices.
It took four days, three ferries, two motorbikes, and a giant motorized canoe to reach an island community of fishermen and pearl farmers.