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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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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