Heartbreaking tragedies are everywhere – locally, nationally, and globally – and there is no way to avoid them. How should believers respond when life doesn’t make sense and the hurts are overwhelming? When we hear of a natural or man-made disaster in another country, we often pray that the church will step in and take […]

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A lot of the missions activity throughout the years has been zeal without knowledge and action without forethought. How many returned missionaries continue to wrestle with false guilt about putting their hand to the plow but looking back, wondering if they are fit for the kingdom any longer. Oftentimes the “plow” was one of their […]

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I once got on the metro in Mexico City while my cell phone got off. Pick-pocketed! I felt devastated and violated and vulnerable, but more than anything, I felt angry. And when we lived overseas years ago, someone broke in and stole the new puppy we had just gotten for our kids. I was outraged […]

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Guest article by Mike Pettengill  The most complicated position on the mission field is not the church planter, teacher, or Bible translator. Indeed, the most conflicted calling on the mission field belongs to the missionary mother and wife. It is difficult for women to grasp the elusive balance of being simultaneously content with their efforts given […]

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No missionary has ever served without a team. Every Christian should seek to be part of a mission team. God has purposed that his plan for the global church will be brought about through the ministry of mission teams. Teams are as essential for kingdom advance today as they have always been. A Notable Missions […]

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Guest article by Paul Schlehlein When two years of appeals for South Sea missionaries failed, John Paton’s Scottish denomination succumbed to desperate measures: the casting of lots. The congregation sat in hushed silence as the elders examined the paper votes. The results were so indecisive that the organizers were once again left empty handed. Meanwhile, […]

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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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