Written by a Reaching & Teaching missionary  How would you feel if one day you were sitting in a restaurant, and you noticed that the server was going around collecting other people’s leftovers and bringing them to you? You would probably be upset! I don’t think any paying customers would be okay with this. When […]

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Jon Deedrick | April 25, 2019 | Topic: Missiology, Missions and the Church

At the 2019 The Gospel Coalition National Conference, Jon Deedrick sat down with Matt Smethurst in between plenary sessions to chat about encouraging trends in missions. During this conversation, Jon discusses what the Lord is doing around the world, as well as the heart of RTIM —strengthening churches for the advance of the gospel around […]

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Sam Behar | April 1, 2019 | Topic: Missiology

How do you know if you are called to missions? “Is not the commission of our Lord still binding upon us? Can we not do more than now we are doing?” — William Carey Because you are reading a blog on reachingandteaching.org, you are probably aware that there is great need for missions. You likely […]

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Jason Wright | March 25, 2019 | Topic: Missiology

In June of last year, a journalist for Science magazine wrote an article revealing new discoveries made by archeologists in Mexico City.1 Here, in one of the world’s biggest cities, was an ancient site of the Aztec people where human sacrifices were made. In a complex ritual, priests would cut out the still-beating heart of […]

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Since you’re reading a blog from a ministry called Reaching & Teaching, you probably already know that missions is important. But, here’s two big questions: What has prompted your interest in missions? And what keeps you coming back to missions work? Some people get involved in missions because of the thrill of travel and the […]

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There are so many ways to be involved in missions in the world today. We even had a blog post about that in August of last year. In Jason’s article, he points out some helpful guidelines to shape involvement in missions. Local church focused, long-term ministry is essential, but it’s often easier to get teams […]

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(Written by a Reaching & Teaching missionary) What would you feel if one day the police busted into your home, ransacked it, arrested you, and detained many members of your church—because you were unwilling to back down from your religious convictions?  This is exactly what happened recently to a well-known pastor in China. This story along with many other […]

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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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Carol 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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