March 26, 2016
Fields are still white. Laborers are needed.

The Fields are still white – Laborers still needed

Whatever one thinks of these numbers, one thing is clear: despite 225 years of Protestant missionary advance, the world is still largely unevangelized...
November 27, 2015
2015 Paris terrorist attack

Living In Uncertain Days

Washington, D. C.; New York, New York; London, England; Mumbai, India; Nairobi, Kenya; Moscow, Russia; and now Paris, France. What do all of these cities have […]
July 8, 2014
Now Entering Zambia

Influences of Culture

A person native to a culture often does not perceive the subtle influence of that culture. That all changes when a missionary enters his host culture. Everything is different, he feels, smells, senses all the differences in an overwhelming cacophony of stimuli.
June 12, 2014

Symptoms of Culture Shock

Duane Elmer gives the following helpful list as symptoms of culture shock in his book, Cross Cultural Connections. If you are going through culture shock this list may not lessen the pain you are feeling right now, but it can help you identify what is really going on.
June 8, 2014

Flying Again – Interview with Gracia Burnham

(Video) God's grace in the life of missionary Gracia Burnham. Gracia tells her story ten years after the rescue from Muslim extremists that ended in the death of her husband.
May 1, 2014
Mark Vowels

Annual IBMGlobal Candidate Conference

This week I have been participating in an annual training conference for cross-cultural missionaries.  I serve as the Africa Director for a mission agency, IBMGlobal. This year […]
February 20, 2014

Thomas Ragland’s Lessons For Successful Missionary Work

The Great Commandment states that we are to “love the Lord… with all your heart, soul, strength and mind.” The Great Commission states that we are […]
January 7, 2014

How To Encourage & Discourage Your Missionaries in Five Easy Steps

Pastor, get in touch with us personally! It is a blessing to talk with a pastor in a supporting church and it is abundantly clear that he actually knows who you are and can interact with you about what is going on in the ministry - he reads our prayer letters and is informed. Don’t forget communication is a two-way street!