We live in a technological age that is rapidly changing how we do business, banking, education, and on and on. Certainly there are disadvantages of being constantly in touch with everyone who demands our time and attention, and the anxiety caused by information overload is evident in the harried, hurried lives we live. Only the […]

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Every missionary going to the field must make sure to take four men with him, and leave three others behind. Individualistic Western missionary candidates are often so self-sufficient and satisfy so much of their need for social interaction online that the idea of taking others with them is a new thought and seems intrusive. But […]

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Going to the mission field as a newly appointed missionary, finally arriving in a new country as a “real live missionary,” is the thrill of a lifetime. At least it is until the confusing onslaught of cultural changes crashes in. New sights, smells, sounds, and customs hold it off for bit. Very soon though, the […]

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I often tell people that if you want to grow in your walk with the Lord, challenge the status quo of your discipleship, and meet some choice servants that you’re going to spend eternity with, make it a habit to read missionary biographies and books about missionary experiences. Here is a list of some fun, […]

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Learning a language as an adult, even one that linguists list as an “easy” language, is one of the most difficult things you will ever do. When you are already suffering culture shock, the last thing you want to do is have people tilt their head and look at you like you’re from outer space, […]

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Missions at a Glance spotlights the past week’s articles and resources relating to global missions. We trust that it will encourage your faithful obedience to our King’s Commission. The Goal of Missions May Not Be What You Think  Chase Bowers and Scott Zeller point out that while worship is both the destination and the fuel of missions, the local church is […]

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We recently conducted the first of nine weeks of pastoral training that we will provide in Macas on the edge of Ecuador’s eastern jungle. The students in this training site are primarily Shuar indigenous peoples, although some are lowland Quichuas. Those of you who are familiar with the books recounting the martyrdom of Jim Elliot, […]

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