Latin America News: Looming Economic Disaster

By Stephen Carrier, Missionary to Chile Latin America has been an interesting case study in how different nations are handling COVID-19. Some countries, like Peru, have almost locked down entirely, while Brazil’s president views the collapse of the economy as a bigger danger in the long run and has opted...

Leadership with Vision| China with Kanon Bloom Part 1

Pastor Austin Gardner conducts an interview with missionary Kanon Bloom who has just arrived in Taiwan. Kanon recaps his time as a missionary in mainland China and explains what is happening there and why he is not returning at this time. Make sure to catch part two, coming August 20th!...

Harsh words for a man who brought democracy to Taiwan

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) had harsh words for the man who led the Republic of China (ROC) to democracy.  Lee Teng-Hui died last week at the age of 97.  The China’s state news organization, Global Times published words such as ‘Traitor’, ‘National Sinner’, and that his death was not sad...

More clashes with China over Hong Kong

The China ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming on Thursday stated that China would stop recognizing British passports.  This threat is the latest in the class between London and Beijing after China imposed harsh new security laws over Hong Kong.  The status quo was agreed to be maintained in Hong Kong for...

God Has Provided! | C.F.W.E. fund-raising update and future plans

Nine months ago, we stepped out by faith to buy land to accommodate the growth of both the Our Generation Training Center and Vision Baptist Missions. Our plan was to buy a piece of property that would have dormitories, offices, and classrooms for both the training center and mission. With...

Megacity Multiplication: Great Cities, Greater Grace, and a Plea for the Sons of Amittai

This fascinating article recently popped up on my news feed detailing the “megacities” of the world. The article, published in 2018, includes an infographic which maps 33 current megacities as well as six others considered “on the way by 2030.” A megacity is defined in the infographic as “an urbanized...

Northern Irish Churches Asked to Declare If They’ll Perform Same-Sex Wedding Ceremonies

A government body in Northern Ireland has requested Christian churches to inform them if they would perform same-sex wedding ceremonies. They later said that they mistakenly said they would have their ability to perform any marriage revoked if they did not respond. This article describes what happens. The move comes...

Leadership with Vision | Spiritual Warfare

Everyone in ministry struggles with spiritual warfare in one way or another. The aim of this episode is that you will better understand what spiritual warfare is, and how you can deal with it on the mission field or wherever you serve. http://austingardner.net/NewEnglishPodcast/Spiritual_Warfare.mp3Share this:TwitterFacebookPrintWhatsAppEmail

China’s Millions: The Publication that Drove the China Inland Mission

The China Inland Mission, founded with the humblest of beginnings on June 26, 1865, with 10 pounds, a prayer, and the opening of a British bank account, over the course of the following decades grew to become a missionary recruiting and sending “octopus” with tentacles that stretched from London to...

Latin America News: The Brazilian Situation

By Nate Gaffney, OGTC Intern “We don’t know if when we leave home, we will come back – I don’t have the will to live anymore,” says Joyce da Silva dos Santos. She was mourning the death of her son, Guilherme, whose life was cut too short by corrupt policemen....

Leadership with Vision | Austin’s Testimony

Pastor Gardner shares his story of how God worked in His life and raised him up from a near death experience. You won’t want to miss this espisode! http://austingardner.net/NewEnglishPodcast/Austins_Testimony.mp3Share this:TwitterFacebookPrintWhatsAppEmail

Vision Impact Weekend | 3 Days | Only $44,860 Remaining!

This weekend, Vision Baptist Missions will host over 25 young people for Vision Impact Weekend. Thursday evening through Saturday morning, young people from various parts of the country will be coming to learn about missions and consider if the Our Generation Training Center might be the place for them. Please...

Covid & South Africa

Death tolls are rising, and the Coronavirus is spreading like wildfire in South Africa. Get informed on what is happening in South Africa from this article. Read here. Share this:TwitterFacebookPrintWhatsAppEmail

Asia News: Increased Persecution in India

Persecution has been on the rise recently in India. According to an article by the Christian Post there have been over 135 cases of persecution already in 2020. The most reported cases have been reported in the India state of Uttar Pradesh which is India’s most populated state. However the...

Asia News: Major Flooding in China

China has experienced a record amount of rainfall and flooding in the past couple of weeks. More heavy rain is forecasted. According to an article by the epoch times all three of China’s main rivers are flooded. Also tens of thousands of people in Anhui Province were in need of...

Latin America News: From Marxism to Murder

He taught philosophy in the 1960s and ’70s in Ayacucho, Peru, championing Marxist ideas and causes in the classroom that spilled out into real life. Abimael Guzmán would later form Sendero Luminoso, or the Shining Path, and in 1980, he and his group declared war on Peru, its government, and...

Why Take the Gospel to the Muslim World?

Why take the Gospel to the Muslim World? Why should one consider taking the gospel to the Muslim world? I mean it will be difficult and hard. Why not consider going somewhere else? I would tell you that if God has called you to missions, go where God has called...

Persecution in West Africa

The death toll is rising in Nigeria as Islamic radical groups martyr Christian. The estimates have passed 1200 Christian in 2020. For more information, read this article. Share this:TwitterFacebookPrintWhatsAppEmail

New Missionaries to China & Nigeria | 16 Days | $96,941 To Raise

Over the last two weeks, we have seen the Lord provide another $15,325 towards the purchase of the land for the Our Generation Training Center! Thank you so much to all of you who support our missionaries and have gotten behind this project. We now have only 16 days to...

The Passcode to the Missionary Problem: The Missionary Problem is a Personal One! Every Believer, a Soul Winner!

The Missionary Problem is a Personal One! Every Believer, a Soul Winner! Up to this point, you may have been reading and thinking there is a great need in the world, but nothing has changed. Maybe you have been thinking of others and churches, but not yourself. Well, today it...

US Government announces increased detention risk in China

The US State Department has had China at a Level 4: Do not Travel advisory since March 28, 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak.  However earlier this month they expanded that advisory to warn against a new People’s Republic of China (PRC) practice.  The warning is listed as a “arbitrary enforcement of local laws...

Covid-19 now earthquakes and floods in China

As it has been for the rest of the world, 2020 has been very challenging for China.  They began the year with the Covid-19 epidemic, a recent resurgence in Beijing and now earthquakes and flooding.  On Sunday morning a 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook the northeastern city of Tangshan.  Five earthquakes were reported on...

Latin America News: Who Will You Warn Today?

By Chestley Howell It was just another day at work for Manuel Cataño while driving his fuel truck in northern Colombia. But as he rounded a corner, a giant caiman blocked his route, causing Cataño to swerve. He lost control and overturned his truck, which held 5,000 gallons of fuel....

Latin America News: Fear that keeps us in Bondage

By Chestley Howell For months, people have retreated into the confines of their homes, hiding in fear from an invisible virus that has sickened many and claimed the lives of many more. But in mere seconds, an even greater tragedy can cause people to rush outside, also in fear. An...

How To Reach The United Kingdom With The Gospel | Travis Snode

Listen to Travis Snode, missionary to the United Kingdom, to learn how to reach the United Kingdom in this generation. Share this:TwitterFacebookPrintWhatsAppEmail

Latin America News: Untapped & Unused

By Chestley Howell A sleek new Lamborghini pulls up behind a red Ferrari, along with several other exotic foreign cars. The valet runs to take keys as wealthy sheiks garbed in their white robes step out to enter the Jumeirah, one of the most affluent hotels in Abu Dhabi, a...

God Is Blessing! | July 2020 Newsletter

Over and over again God shows His power to us! We are excited to report several great things that God has done: First, Pastor Gardner came home from the hospital on Friday, June 19th! After a four-week battle with COVID-19 and double pneumonia, he made a miraculous recovery. The Gardner...

Why People Don’t Get the Motivation for Missions

That quote got me to thinking that this perfectly illustrates why people don’t understand why us “crazy missionaries” would want to go to the mission field. It flies in the face of self-interest; therefore, it flies in the face of human behavior, and it’s drivers. I want to accomplish and...

How To Reach People with Social Media | Nate Wilkerson

How to use social media to reach the world with the gospel. Listen as Nate Wilkerson explains how he built his social media platform based around the quote, “Christ is Life.” Share this:TwitterFacebookPrintWhatsAppEmail

Leadership with Vision | The Call

How does God call people to ministry? How does God call people to the mission field? Share this:TwitterFacebookPrintWhatsAppEmail
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