Tambo, Ecuador — A little over a week ago we learned of an earthquake in Ecuador, and numerous aftershocks have continued rattling the region – over 700 so far. Our concern has been not only for people in danger, but our hearts are also pained because our adopted homeland is suffering. We spent years living in […]

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Over half of the world’s people groups are counted among the Unreached. Roughly one-third of the world’s population has virtually no access to a Christian witness or church. Sadly, almost all of these peoples live in lands where others have already been told. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find a country in […]

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In their Introduction to Global Missions, Zane Pratt, David Sills, and Jeff Walters define a missionary as “someone who intentionally crosses boundaries for the purpose of communicating the gospel.”[i] Those boundaries come in many forms—culture, geography, language, religion, socioeconomics, etc.—but fundamental to being a missionary is crossing these kinds of boundaries, or barriers, to carry […]

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Guest article by Paul Schlehlein, missionary in South Africa John Paton’s wife and child died before the boxes were unpacked.  He and his family had been on the tiny South Pacific island of Tanna for less than three months, beaming with hope that the cannibals would some day be converted. But while God’s hammer may […]

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The Greatest Tragedy in the World Even after almost two thousand years of missions, over half of the world’s people groups are considered unreached. These unreached people groups represent over one-third of the world’s population. This is an astounding reality when we consider how quickly Coca-Cola went from its invention in 1896 to being recognized […]

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I arrived on the mission field three months after I graduated from seminary. The Lord had saved me in my mid-twenties and called me to missions shortly afterward. My wife and I embraced that call and went to seminary to prepare for the field. We were appointed as missionaries as soon as I graduated, and […]

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Reaching & Teaching is stronger today than we were just a few months ago. God has blessed us abundantly with new friends and ministry opportunities to reach and teach people throughout Latin America. Those of you who come by to read this blog from time to time know that I have been sporadic in posting. […]

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