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Missionary will remember 'those who are praying'PHOENIX (BP) -- My heart was racing as my wife and I stood and waited.
Memories from the past several years shot through my mind. Time after time I had heard the cry, "They are perishing without the Gospel! Who will go?" And time after time I had responded. But God's quiet reply to my soul was simply, "Wait on the Lord...." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Missionary practice
More than mission education, Mark Snowden advocates "missionary practice" -- training in which adults, teens and children are prepared to join in God's mission. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Open your home, open your heart
Opening your home is one way to create space in your heart for learning to love cross-culturally, Lori McDaniel writes. Many internationals living in the U.S. want an American friend, she notes. "Statistically, few have found them." Read More
5 encouragements for short-term summer mission teamsRICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Summers provide great opportunities for short-term mission teams to serve the cause of Christ around the globe.
At the same time, missionaries in cross-cultural settings are anticipating the arrival of those teams -- a process that can bring joy and excitement, but sometimes fear. Short-term summer mission teams can provide much needed help for missionaries, but for both the missionary team and the volunteer team to profit, each side needs to prepare well. Read More
SBCAL group to study DOM title change, efficiency
A 12-member study group is expected to recommend in 2018 a new title, credentialing process and expectations of effectiveness for Southern Baptist directors of missions (DOMs). Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Why read missionary biographies?
Missionary biographies, David Sills writes, relay wisdom and counsel from "the lives of those who went before us, who ran the race and finished well." Read More
Moments of restoration recalled at WMU annual meetingPHOENIX (BP) -- "Defining Moments," those dramatic, life-changing experiences that make an eternal difference in the hearts and minds of the Christian believer, were recounted and celebrated during the Monday sessions of the WMU Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting, held June 11-12 at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel.
The 325 registered participants of the two-day meeting explored defining moments in the Bible and in the lives of missionaries, national WMU leaders, Acteens panelists and other SBC leaders. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Contagious missions
Chad Keck, recalling the serious illness his father battled after a mission trip to Guatemala, marvels that his father never complained -- and “it never slowed him down from taking more trips. He is now 71 and still actively engaged in international mission trips every year.” Read More
The number one reason missionaries leave the field
The most common reason missionaries go home is not due to lack of money, illness, terrorism, homesickness, or even a lack of fruit or response to the Gospel. Regretfully, the number one reason is due to conflict with other missionaries. Read More
Missionary superheroes -- They're not a real thing
For Stefani Varner, missionaries once seemed to be Superman, Indiana Jones, Inspector Gadget, the Good Samaritan, and Grandma all wrapped into one. Then she became one. Read More