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Teaching Beyond the Textbook

Teaching Beyond the Textbook

Teachers have an important role in the lives of so many! They teach more than what is found in any textbook. In this case, through the years, many teachers have relocated to a place where it is difficult to acquire visas to live and work. These faithful teachers and their families spend years investing both…

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No Money in the Budget

No Money in the Budget

One of the frequent responses Appointees receive from churches is that there is no more money in the budget to take on another missionary. While it is true that there may be no money in the budget, there is still a lot of money available.   I was the Assistant Pastor of a church in…

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Death  – the Door to Immortality

Death – the Door to Immortality

“Why do you cry at death? Don’t you know that death is immortality?” These were the words of comfort at the funeral of a man we studied the Bible with. Often, the response to the most devastating circumstances is to give the most hopeful of outlooks. While veiled differently, this is a typical response to…

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Apoluo in a Missionary Setting

Apoluo in a Missionary Setting

Recently it was my privilege to take the APOLUO seminar that BMW provides to North American sending churches to a group of leaders in Villa Carlos Paz, Argentina. There were three church leaders in attendance due to conflicting schedules for some of the ones originally scheduled to participate. Two of the men were national missionary…

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A Sweet Harvest

A Sweet Harvest

Anil’s life in a hut on a mountainous sugar cane farm knew plenty of hardship. Plowing, planting and harvesting with the help of only their bullock, Anil’s family had sacrificed to the gods for generations to ensure their farming success. Into the midst of this darkness walked missionaries with a message of hope and life…

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Decorate for Missions

Decorate for Missions

If a person walked into your church building for the first time, would they know that missions is important even if they did not talk to anyone? That can be accomplished by the way you decorate your church building.   Does the decor of your facilities “scream” missions? Most churches have at least a missionary…

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I Want to Know More!

I Want to Know More!

Our hearts are encouraged to see this small church plant catch the vision of reaching out to others and inviting them in. At our church barbecue, one of the unsaved visitors grew up in Indonesia with a knowledge of the majority religion there. In simple English, I shared the gospel with her while we sat…

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Raising Up Missionaries — Part 4

Raising Up Missionaries — Part 4

We continue to say that the Great Commission is monumental. It is monumental in its calling, in its equipping, and in its function. If that is truly the case, then our calling to ensure the continuity of the Great Commission is of the utmost seriousness. With that seriousness comes an ongoing question: Where are our…

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Spiritual Grandfathering

Spiritual Grandfathering

As I walked through the busy streets of a densely populated Asian city, my mobile phone dinged, announcing a new text message. It read, “Good morning, Pastor, in this morning, I tried to lead my son to accept Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour, but I failed…” One week before, the gentleman who sent this…

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7-7: Catch the Vision

7-7: Catch the Vision

Utah is one of the least reached areas with the gospel within the United States. Almost 70% of the population is part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon Church), and only around 5% would claim to be born-again Christians. 7-7 is a way for you to bring a team of 7 people for 7 days to see this mission field for yourself.

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