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Living In Uncertain Days

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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 in common? Well, in the light of the tragedy of last week, the answer … Continue reading

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Symptoms of Culture Shock

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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. Continue reading

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Thomas Ragland’s Lessons For Successful Missionary Work

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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 to “go into all the world and preach the gospel” to everyone, everywhere. Thomas … Continue reading

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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! Continue reading

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Missiologists: 40 Maps That Explain The World

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Max Fisher at the Washington Post wrote a fascinating article entitled, “40 Maps That Explain The World.” It is a must read for those interested in missions! Continue reading

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Birding In the USA

Wow – there really isn’t a lack of money in our distressed economy! The real issue is the affections of the heart… Will I spend my resources for personal pleasure or will I invest to fulfill the Great Commission. Continue reading

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Mission Prayer Letters Need To Be Mobile Friendly

Possibly the most revealing piece of data collected from a survey which included responses from 1,497 smartphone users, is that 75 percent of users say they are “highly likely” to delete an email that does not display well on mobile. Continue reading

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God’s Sovereignty And The Spread Of The Gospel (Pt.2)

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At no place is the tension between the various views of God’s sovereignty been highlighted more clearly than regarding the matter of personal salvation. Again, all orthodox believers would assent to God’s sovereignty in this area, but their respective understandings of it would be considerably different. Continue reading

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God’s Sovereignty And The Spread Of The Gospel (Pt.1)

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The relationship between God’s sovereignty and the tasks of evangelism and missions is often the central point of tension. Although there is ample evidence from church history that belief in God’s sovereign control, even over the bestowal of salvation, provided the kindling for the Great Awakening and the modern missionary movement… Continue reading

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Avoiding A Spirit Of Ministerial Competition

One great evil a minister must guard against is harboring a spirit of competition toward other ministers and ministries. There is temptation to compare ministries, programs, attendance records or other forms of visible “success” Continue reading

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