Trevor Holloway | February 11, 2016 | Topic: Missionary Life

Several years ago, a good friend approached me about supporting his family in their missionary endeavor in a developing country. What I remember most about our discussion is looking at my friend’s financial budget. I did not look at the line items, but went straight for the bottom line. I was shocked, to say the least! His fundraising goal was far […]

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As I sit aboard a plane bound for the U.S. from the Dominican Republic, I can’t help but reminisce about the past three years and the process of Christian transformation. I’m returning from El Cercado, where we recently completed the eighth of nine training modules in the Reaching and Teaching pastoral training program. We are […]

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Paul Schlehlein | February 4, 2016 | Topic: Missiology, Missionary Life

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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Jason Wright | February 2, 2016 | Topic: Uncategorized

We’ve all been subject to friends or family members who made us suffer through a slideshow of pictures from their latest vacation. At first, we may actually be interested…or at least pretend to be. But, after seeing yet another selfie or another picture of what they had for dinner on the trip, we tap out. After […]

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Jon Deedrick | January 28, 2016 | Topic: Global Voices, Missionary Life

Global Voices is a series that engages missionaries and key figures in Christian missions to spotlight what God is doing around the world. January 8, 2016, marked the 60-year anniversary of the martyrdom of the “Auca Five” in the Ecuadorian jungle. Nate Saint, Jim Elliot, Peter Fleming, Ed McCully, and Roger Youderian were killed by members of the Waodani tribe […]

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Mike Pettengill | January 21, 2016 | Topic: Missionary Life

Guest article by Mike Pettengill, missionary to Equatorial Guinea  Like Dr. Frankenstein, I have occasionally tried to assemble the perfect missionary from spare parts. Unlike the good doctor, I have only ever tried this experiment in my mind.  What does this perfect missionary look like? The creature must be an orator with the skills of […]

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Tim Killillay | October 26, 2015 | Topic: Missionary Life

During the week of October 12-16th, I joined Reaching & Teaching staff member, Tony Steele, to train 36 pastors and leaders in Chazuta, Peru, a jungle town at the edge of the Amazon Basin. This occasion wasn’t the first time that Tony and I have worked together, having previously participated together on the student body […]

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Dean Bertsch | October 12, 2015 | Topic: Missionary Life

Traveling to teach pastors and church leaders is always a privilege. It is a special privilege to return to the same location more than one time. During the week of September 19-26, we were able to return to Otavalo, Ecuador, for the second of nine training modules. The training was again held at Iglesia Bautista […]

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Jon Deedrick | October 1, 2014 | Topic: Missionary Life

Guest post by Reaching & Teaching staff member, Jon Deedrick  Is theology necessary to your life as a Christian? Beyond that, is teaching, understanding, and loving theology a vital component of the mission that Christ gave each one of us – to go into all the world and make disciples? Working toward a definition At its […]

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Jason Wright | August 23, 2014 | Topic: Reaching & Teaching Updates

Guest Post by Reaching & Teaching staff member, Jason Wright: “If the Bible truly is the word of God, then we need to seek to understand and interpret it rightly.” This was the premise that guided our week of training in Panama early in August. About 45 students, split between a morning class in the […]

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