Jon Deedrick | January 11, 2019 | Topic: Missions and the Church, Students

Dear Brother or Sister, Last week, I had the joy of seeing several thousand students descend upon my city for Cross Conference. Perhaps you were among that group! Regardless, I’m thankful that you spent part of your Christmas holiday attending a conference about God’s glory being proclaimed among the nations. You could have used your […]

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Christopher Sills | December 25, 2018 | Topic: Missionary Life

This year marks our 7th Christmas season here in Cuenca, Ecuador. For us, a normal Christmas looks like being in Cuenca. Most of our family’s life has been overseas, so as with much in a missionary’s life, our Christmas is one of blended cultures and customs. We bring together some of the culture and traditions […]

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Reaching and Teaching | December 12, 2018 | Topic: Organization Update

On Tuesday, December 11, the Reaching & Teaching Board  elected three new Directors. Nick Bal, Tom Gorman, and Matt Rogers will begin their three-year terms immediately.   Nick Bal has more than 20 years of fundraising experience in a variety of philanthropic fields. He currently serves as Director of Donor Ministries for The Gospel Coalition. […]

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Eric and Danica Absiror | December 3, 2018 | Topic: Missionary Life

Eight months ago, our previously homeschooled English-speaking boys started school at an Argentine all-Spanish speaking public school. We thought it would be difficult, however, we were not fully prepared for all of the emotions that they would experience for the first few months. Transitioning to a real brick and mortar school, in a new country, […]

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Lisa Brock | November 26, 2018 | Topic: Advent

Each year during the Christmas season, I look forward to digging deeper into the meaning of the name Immanuel. The songs, sermons, blog posts, cards, poems, and even the natural direction of my personal Bible study all afford the opportunity to refresh and renew my understanding of this name. The Old Testament, Immanuel (Hebrew: עִמָּנוּאֵל‬ meaning, “God […]

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Jon Deedrick | November 21, 2018 | Topic: Reaching & Teaching Updates

Thanksgiving is a natural time to take inventory of the last year, recounting all that God has tangibly done for us. If you’re like me, your mind migrates toward the obvious, seen gifts of physical provision, health, family, answers to prayer, and so on. We certainly ought to thank God for these things. The Bible […]

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Eric and Danica Absiror | November 19, 2018 | Topic: Missionary Life

My family and I arrived in Argentina about nine months ago, and we have been studying in language school for about eight months so far. Since arriving in Argentina, we have had time to evaluate what it has been like to learn a new language. Here are some of our observations after nine months. Learning […]

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Alex Daher | November 14, 2018 | Topic: Missionary Life

We are dreamers. A student dreams about graduating and finding a nice job. A business owner dreams about a bigger company. A recently married couple dreams about a house filled with kids and a friendly dog in the backyard. A missionary dreams about seeing many coming to the Lord. A pastor dreams about a church […]

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Rachel Ware | November 12, 2018 | Topic: Missiology

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of traveling with Tropical Farms Baptist Church to Cuenca, Ecuador on one of Reaching & Teaching’s training trips. It was not my first time overseas, but it was a trip of firsts: my first trip with RTIM, my first journey to South America, and my first time […]

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Anthony Steele | November 7, 2018 | Topic: History of Missions

This February, we mourned the passing of Billy Graham. Had he lived until November 7, 2018, he would have reached 100 years of age. Billy Graham had a preaching ministry that impacted the world perhaps more than any other in modern history. There are those who debate the effectiveness of Billy Graham’s ministry and methodology […]

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