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Support Personnel Needed! Estate Planners, Video, Web, Graphic Design, Writers, Teachers, and More

Effective armies have both soldiers on the front lines and soldiers on the supplies lines. The ratio of support and supply personnel to combat soldiers is often called the “tooth-to-tail ratio”. Usually, the amount of supporting roles is much higher than the number of combatants. But each must do their role for the army to be effective. The same is true in the Lord’s army. There is something for all to do. If we are going to carry the gospel to the ends of the earth, we not only need people on “front lines” taking the gospel to those who...
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Asia News: India Now the 5th Largest Economy

By Missionary to India Jeff Brown According to IMF’s October World Economic Outlook, India is now the fifth-largest economy in the world. In the past year, it has jumped over both France and the United Kingdom in total GDP (Gross Domestic Product.)  While this is an impressive accomplishment for a country that many people would still consider to be a third world country, India’s GDP per capita is USD 2,170. To put that in perspective, the US is USD 62,794. India’s economy is growing, but it doesn’t mean the average Indian person is necessarily rich. In fact, according to CNBC, India has...
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Big Dreams from a Small City

– Missionary Stephen Carrier You can be anything you want to be, even president of the United States, if you set your mind to it and work hard.” I heard these words growing up and took them directly to heart. President of the United States. Big dreams for a boy from a small city.And yet those dreams of mine were real. Ever since I was a teenager, I knew that I was destined to be the next big thing in American politics. I came up with a plan to reach my goals and then pursued it with my whole heart.Along...
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Coronavirus Spreading Rapidly in South Korea

According to an article by the Wall Street Journal cases of the new Covid-19 Coronavirus have surged in South Korea. As of Monday February 24th, the total number of confirmed cases has risen to 833. A week ago on February 17th there were only 30 cases. Many of these new cases are tied to a Korean cult that has strange worship service practices such as kneeling close together to pay respect to the head of the church and sitting in circles shaking hands. Followers of this cult are taught that the cult’s founder Mr. Lee is Jesus come the second...
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Persecution in Nigeria

Sadly the radical Islamic organization is spreading its message and fear across the countryside of Nigeria. Churches are being burnt, Christians are under persecution. I wonder when churches will wake up out of their stupor and get serious about sending the message of peace, the GOSPEL, all across the countrysides in West Africa? Please read this article and pray for more laborers to go to West Africa.
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Misconceptions Christians portray about Muslims

Misconceptions Christians Portray about Muslims Many times Christians have misconceptions about Muslims. My question to you is when you first hear the word Muslim what comes to mind? Those thoughts would be your conceptions and ideas about Muslims, but today I would like to clear up common misconceptions about Islam and Muslims. All Muslims are terrorists— This is a very common misconception. The truth is not all Muslims are terrorists. Actually very few would be considered a terrorist. They are a minority that take the spotlight and so people end up assuming all Muslims are terrorists. I have many Muslim...
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The Harvest Is Plenteous

When I was younger, I can remember that one of the funnest things that we did as a family, was plant a garden. I know, only a country boy would say something like, but it was really a fun time with my family. We actually had competitions to see who could have the best garden and who would have the best results. We would start early, preparing the ground and then plant the seeds in rows for each vegetable. As the small plants would grow, I would remove the weeds that if not taken out, could hinder the growth of...
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Why Europe?

In Mark 16:15, Jesus told His disciples to, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Every place in the world and every person in the world needs to hear the gospel message. That includes the continent of Europe. This past January, Sam Quinn, Micah Rastelli, and I taught a session called “Why Europe?” Here are some of the reasons we put together for why young people should consider giving their lives to help share the gospel in Europe. 1. Because Europe is the 3rd most populous continent in the world with about 750 million...
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Latin America News: “I have no interest in going there with a Bible in hand.”

By: Courtney Mathos As South America’s largest country, Brazil has 305 different tribes, with nearly 100 having no contact with the outside world. President Jair Bolsonaro appointed former New Tribes missionary, Ricardo Lopes Dias, to protect these isolated tribes, amid concerns about the future of these indigenous communities. Many people believe that these tribes are under attack from the President, who has stated that having land set aside for indigenous tribes restricts Brazil’s economic growth. The current tug-of-war is centered on the potential economic gain that can be won from claiming and developing tribal land versus the cultural preservation of...
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Your Reasonable Service

-Missionary Tracy Paver “Your reasonable service.” I stared at those three words in my Bible, overcome by their meaning. I was at a missions camp in the mountains of Tennessee. I had just graduated from nursing school the month before and figured this camp would be a welcome hiatus before I dove back into the world of nursing, NCLEX-RN exam preparation, and job interviews. But after the first camp service, I knew this wasn’t going to be the low-stakes, relaxing camp I’d imagined. A missionary preached on Romans 12:1 and challenged us to surrender to missions, to serve Jesus with...
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China Ministry: On The Ground – An Update From A Chinese Pastor During the Coronavirus Outbreak

The following is a repost from an articles posted on the ChinaMinistry.org website. The original is in Mandarin Simplified Chinese that was translated into English. I encourage you to read it and pray for the Chinese believers who are there serving to reach their people with the gospel. Here is the letter from the Chinese Pastor: Charles, a servant of Jesus, to all the brothers and sisters in Christ, peace to you. I thank God for giving my family the opportunity to serve the Lord, and for the training my wife and I received through Pastor Mark. I have been...
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Asia News: The Coronavirus Continues

The Coronavirus continues to spread in Asia and around the world. Look at the latest headlines: Coronavirus Live Updates: Japan Reports 2 Deaths Among Cruise Ship PassengersJapan records two deaths of passengers who had been aboard a quarantined cruise ship.All Americans evacuated from the Diamond Princess should be tested, the C.D.C. said.Iran reported two coronavirus cases, and then two deaths.Hundreds began leaving a quarantined cruise ship in Japan.https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/19/world/asia/china-coronavirus.html As there is still much unknown about this virus and the death toll continues to climb, currently 2,128, we need to remember to pray but also to remember that ultimately the greatest...
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“What Are You Going to DO About That?”

-Missionary Robert Becker When I surrendered to missions, Latin America was not on my radar at all. I had my own plans, actually, but in 2017, my wife and I took a missions trip to Peru with our pastor. While there, he showed us around the ministry in Arequipa, Peru. The Lord started speaking to me about considering South America, but I still told Him that I had my own plans about where I wanted to go.  In January 2018, my wife and I were given the opportunity to spend six months in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with missionary Patrick Henry....
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There really is life after death

Herbert Kane well summarized: The Bible clearly teaches that there are two destinies open to man. One involves everlasting happiness in the presence of God and the holy angels (Lk 15:10; Rev 22:3–5; 1 Thess 4:17), the other involves everlasting misery in the company of the devil and his angels (Mt 25:41). The New Testament speaks of two gates—one strait and the other wide; two ways—one broad and the other narrow; two destinies—one life and the other destruction (Mt 7:13–14). In the day of judgment the sheep will be separated from the goats (Mt 25:31–46), and the wheat from the...
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Souls of Honduras

-Missionary Andrew Garcia I was seven years old when I asked God to save me from my sins. I placed my faith in Him and in His finished work on the cross. I was saved by faith alone and not by any work or merit. Christ did all the work for me. Soon after that, I told my pastor I wanted to be a missionary; but after my parent’s divorce, I lost interest in serving God. However, when I was 15, I surrendered my life to do whatever God called me to do. I graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a...
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Asia News: Coronavirus Causing Economies to Struggle

Japan, Germany, and other economies predict tough times ahead because of the coronavirus according to an article by the Wall Street Journal. Because of over half the population of China currently under some sort of quarantine to help control the coronavirus, Chinese companies are not able to produce components needed by major companies such as Nissan, Apple, and many others. This in turn will cause a slow down in production and sells which will impact the entire economy.  Also, many Asian countries gather much revenue from Chinese tourists. With all the travel bans in place because of the coronavirus, these...
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Latin America News: Fleeing Gunman Holds Students at Gunpoint

By: Savannah Morgan According to an article from Breitbart.com, this weekend a shootout between police and a cartel member occurred in a Mexican border town. Mexican authorities and a gunman were in a high speed chase when the gunman crashed. The gunman ran into a private high school to avoid capture. Afraid of being arrested, he held many students at gunpoint. Many ran out of the school because they were fearful of being shot. Even the author of the article wrote under a fake name for fear of violent retribution. As Christians, what should our reaction be to this sort...
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Awake to Righteousness

-Missionary Lauren Grant “Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame,” (1 Corinthians 15:34).Although I grew up in a Christian family and was saved at a young age, it was many years later that I first became exposed to missions. As the Lord began to give me a burden for missions, He started to show me the great need for the gospel that exists around this world. I moved to Alpharetta, Georgia, to begin training for missions at the Our Generation Training Center in connection with Vision Baptist...
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24 dead in a Burkina Faso

Read article here. Christians have become frequent targets in the north of the country in Burkina Faso. Yesterday 24 Christians were killed, including a pastor, 18 were wounded as a gunman opened fire on a Protestant Church. These attacks are becoming frequent in these past few years. Please pray that the gospel will continue to go forth in these areas and that the lives of these terrorists will change by the gospel. Pray for boldness for the Christians in West Africa. Pray for more missionaries to go to West Africa. Pray for our current missionaries that are serving there in...
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Missionary Andrew Wilder’s Steps to Latin America

To be honest, in regards to how God led me to Latin America, I didn’t have this lightning bolt hit me, nor did I have this strange feeling that I should go to Bolivia as a missionary. Rather, I saw it as an opportunity to serve the Lord in a needy place. If we take the Bible literally, then we know that there is a world out there that is dying and going to hell. And it is up to us to go into all the world and tell people about Jesus. Of course, there is a need here in...
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Why Latin America?

–Missionary Kyle Shreve Why did I choose Latin America? Or why did Latin America choose me? I think why I choose Latin America, or why anyone should consider it, comes down to a tension between two seemingly opposing truths, God’s calling versus human logic. The first truth is that I believe God called me. There are a million pithy sayings about how to know you’re called to preach or called to a certain country. “You’ll just know.” “If you can do anything else, do it. If you can go anywhere else, go.”Just two examples, but you get the idea. But...
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“South America is Already Reached with the Gospel”

– Missionary Blake Young “South America is already reached with the gospel.” If you think that, then come and see Medellin, Colombia. Because what I saw there broke my heart. I grew up in a home where I was told my mom did not love me and that my grandparents stole me away from her. I didn’t even meet my dad for several years. I grew up angry and bitter, with so much hatred in my heart. Then I learned that God loved me and had taken an interest in my life. When God saved me, I learned “that he died...
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What are churches for?

But Christ multiplies himself through the self-multiplication of the individual Christian. He has kindled his light in our souls that we may give that light to others. How long it has taken us to realize that the command to “Go” is addressed not to official servants, but to all Christians, and that Christ’s purpose is to make every convert a missionary! Crescit eundo is the motto of his army—it grows as it goes. Every enemy subdued is to become a recruiting officer, and the whole population is to be enlisted as his forces sweep on. Christian love begins at home,...
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The Passcode to the Missionary Problem: Using Organizations to Motivate

The New Key to the Missionary Problem: Using Organizations to Motivate In most churches, today,  there are organizations for everything. People are a part of some group or club. Why can’t we tap into these organizations and push the need for missions. Why can’t we create organizations in the church for the purpose of promoting missions in the church. We have the tools at our disposal already. Why aren’t  we using them to help fix the missionary problem in the world today? Let’s look at some ways our churches can use organizations to promote missions. Sunday School— Sunday School, small...
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Our Primary Obligation

It is essential that the leaders of the Church in the home lands as well as on the mission field regard the evangelization of the world as a primary obligation and devote themselves to its accomplishment. The present attitude of the Church and the plans of her leaders are certainly not consistent with a deep conviction that in our day all men should be given an opportunity to know Jesus Christ. The great duty of the Church to disciple all nations should be recognized as the supreme question of the time. For over a century there has been pioneer work....
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Latin America News: Maduro renews offer to fly Venezuelans home as crisis continues

By: Chestley Howell Why would a government offer to fly its citizens home for free? According to the United Nations, in a little over three years, more than 4.7 million men, women, and children have left Venezuela desperate for a better life. So many flee daily that President Maduro is scrambling to get his people to either stay or return. He even blocked off borders to keep Venezuelans in and foreign aid out. And now the President is offering to fly Venezuelan citizens home. What was once one of the wealthiest countries in South America is now the most desperate....
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UK News: The spiritual climate of the UK seen in the cancellation of Franklin Graham’s tour venues

The culture of Britain is growing increasingly hostile toward Christians who hold to the teachings of the Bible. This was seen most recently in the cancellation of several of the venues that evangelist Franklin Graham hoped to use for his summer tour of Britain. David Robertson from theweaflee.com shares his concerns about this and what it means for Christians in the UK. He suggests that “‘soft’ persecution of the church is now the UK States position”. Read his article for more insight into this situation and what it means for Christians. It should wake us up to the great spiritual...
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Asia News: Mass Shooting in Thailand

Over the weekend, tragedy struck in the city of Korat, Thailand. A young Thai man, who was enlisted in the Thai military, took his weapon and opened fire on his peers in his barracks. He then fled to a local mall and began shooting shoppers and employees in the wall. The military and police quickly responded to the incident, and after a twelve hour standoff with multiple hostages taken, the young man was killed. While all of this is indeed a tragedy, what is more tragic and heart-breaking is the fact that because 99.5% of the country of Thailand is...
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Need not Apply

Our Generation Training Center As the Director of the Our Generation Training Center, I have the privilege to have a small part in equipping young men and women for successful service on the mission field. And today, I would like to deal with who should consider going to the mission field. I believe with all my heart that if Jesus were here right now, He would urge more young men to give up their dreams and aspirations and go the foreign field. I have seen countries like China with millions of people and not much work going on evangelically, let...
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Pastor’s Special Responsibility

An enterprise which aims at the evangelization of the whole world in a generation, and contemplates the ultimate establishment of the Kingdom of Christ, requires that its leaders be Christian statesmen—men with far-seeing views, with comprehensive plans, with power of initiative and with victorious faith. While the call to evangelize was addressed to the whole Church a special responsibility rests upon the home pastor because he has been divinely appointed to lead the forces. He holds a key position. If he lacks the missionary spirit; if he is not fully persuaded that the cause of missions is the cause of...
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Was Israel to be a missionary nation?

Over the years most interpreters have tended to assume that since the ultimate fulfillment of the words about blessing to all the families of the earth was to be in the coming of the Messiah, therefore we should not look for much fulfillment before then. Ralph Winter called this assumption, “The Theory of the Hibernating Mandate.” He explained: A more recent and exciting interpretation observes that Israel, as far back as Abraham, was accountable to share that blessing with other nations. In the same way, since the time of the Apostle Paul, every nation which has contained any significant number...
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