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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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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A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of traveling with Tropical Farms Baptist Church to Cuenca, Ecuador on one of Reaching & Teaching’s training trips. It was not my first time overseas, but it was a trip of firsts: my first trip with RTIM, my first journey to South America, and my first time […]

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Matthew 13 is famous for its parables. Jesus mixes in some interesting themes: judgment, the kingdom of heaven, and more. Recently, I read through this passage, and I was struck by three parables. These parables are significant when we consider the missionary task and our motivation for missions. In Matthew 13:44-46, we see two beautiful […]

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What is the goal of missions? John Piper famously said in Let the Nations Be Glad that missions exists because worship does not. I’ve always liked the idea, but only recently did I come to more fully appreciate his message. Let’s first consider the world we live in. We live in a fast-paced media-driven society. […]

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Today, in world evangelization and missions efforts, our greatest concern is the need to preach the biblical gospel and to share biblical truth about all matters of faith and practice in the church. Sadly, there is plenty that is unbiblical that has been propagated throughout the world regarding the nature of the gospel and the […]

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And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And […]

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Last week, we continued our series on Cuenca by examining the changes observed among Cuencan Millennials. This week, we’ll end our series by looking more deeply into how religious worldviews are changing in Ecuador and what that means for ministry in Cuenca. Through an interview process, I expected to find that yes, a significant religious […]

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