Who will go to Albania? 3 Million Souls in Need

Albania is a small country in the Balkans, with a population of just over 2.8 million people. The land has been contested and conquered many times throughout history. The Macedonians, Romans, Ottomans, Italians, and Communist have all had a part in controlling Albania.  In spite of this (or perhaps because...

American Christians Must Forgive The World!

The first time I was on deputation, I was going as a church planter to the inner city of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. When I look back sometimes it makes me laugh. We would be at a missions conference surrounded by families who were flying across the sea, but the church...

The Vote is In for Bolivia

Read the original article here:The political situation in Bolivia, South America has been anything but stable over the past year. This time last year, the previous president, that represented the socialist party, was ousted by the people, because he was attempting to run for a third term that the constitution...

Talk Is Cheap! A Cry For World Evangelism!

“Talk is cheap!”  This is said when someone talks but doesn’t walk. When they can say sentences but can’t pay the proper penances of hard work and dedication.  This saying originated with the Christian author John Bunyan. He coined it as, “I know words are cheap, but a dram of...

VBM Asia Spotlight: Paul and Amber Taube | Nepal

Who: Paul and Amber Taube have been serving as church planting missionaries to Nepal with Vision Baptist Missions since 2012. They are members of Grace Baptist Church in Middletown, OH. They have three children: Jolynn, Shepherd, and Margaret. Status: The Taube family has been on the field for the entirety...

How to Stop the Spread of Islam?

How to Stop the Spread of Islam? Islam is spreading all over the world. Last week, we talked about reasons it is spreading and this week, I want to talk how we can stop the spread of Islam. But this article is not about what you think. It is about...

5.6 Earthquake Hits Iceland

Iceland is one of the most seismically active countries in the world, meaning it has many earthquakes each year. This week, Iceland was hit with a 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake. Epoch Times reported that there were no injuries, but the Prime Minister paused mid-sentence when the quake struck during her live...

VBM Latin America Spotlight – Kason and Bethany Bloom

Who: Kason and Bethany Bloom have been serving as church planting missionaries to Ecuador with Vision Baptist Missions since 2017. They are members of Vision Baptist Church. They have two sons: Jaxon and Noah. Status: The Bloom family is currently in Peru serving under the leadership of David Gardner. Once...

Who Will Go to the 19 Million of Romania?

Who Will Go to Romania? While in college, I began to learn and study about the country of Romania. Most people may not know much about Romania, but I was determined to find out more about it. Since college, my heart has been burdened for Romania and to see it...

A Passion For Souls Consumed Him

Recently I was reading Norman P. Grubb’s book With CT Studd In Congo Forest, which is the account of the ministry of the Heart Of Africa Mission. This mission agency was started by Studd for the evangelism of Africa.  Held within this book was the account of the ministry of...

Swiss Missionary to Mali Has Been Executed!

In January 2016, Beatrice Stockli was kidnapped from Timbuktu in northern Mali. After being held prisoner for four years by Islamic extremists, she was recently executed. News of her execution comes from a French aid worker who was freed on October 8 and who had held by the same or...

The Youth Pastor’s Desk

Last night as I lay in my bed, I thought back to my office as a youth pastor. Like many youth pastors, my office was a shared space. My desk was an old door thrown over two cabinets which were used as the founding pastor’s desk. I’d like to take...

Backlash In France After Teacher’s Decapitation

Four days ago, Samuel Paty, a French history and geography teacher was beheaded in Paris for showing caricatures of Muhammad in class. Yesterday, France unleashed a broad crackdown on Muslims accused of extremism. This comes amidst much anger for the brutal murder of Mr. Paty. The situation is tragic on...

Latin America News: A Referendum That May Alter Chile Forever

By Stephen Carrier, missionary to Chile Chile, which has long been the most stable country in South America, is about to decide whether it wants to invite uncertainty in a year in which nothing is beyond the realm of possibility.  Last year, protests in Santiago turned violent after a rise...

Latin America News: The Heart of the Matter in Bolivia

By Courtney Mathos, Tracy Paver, & Kevin White Yesterday, Bolivians went to the polls to elect a new president, vice president, and 166 members of Congress. This vote comes one year after Bolivia had initially set re-run elections. In October 2019, then-president Evo Morales sought a controversial fourth term and...

The UK Is Prepared to Walk Away from Talks With EU

On January 31, 2020, the United Kingdom left the European European. This past year, talks have been taking place to discuss a withdrawal agreement, but little progress has been made. On Friday, Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister said that talks have failed and made plans for a no-deal Brexit. Please...

China Threatens War as U.S. Affirms Ties with Taiwan

China Threatens War Threats of war against Taiwan have been the rhetoric coming from the Chinese news media lately and from the Communist Party Leader himself, Xi JinPing. The warnings came as U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, visited the region on Oct. 6th making comments affirming the strong ties...

The Netherlands to Allow Euthanasia of Children Under 12!

In a shocking new development, the Netherlands is preparing to legalise the practice of euthanasia for children ages 1-12 when are terminally ill. Youth 12 and older may already choose to end their lives if they have a terminal illness, but now the practice is being opened up to call...

VBM Asia Spotlight: Will and Rebel Hill | Japan

Who: Will and Rebel Hill have been serving as church planting missionaries to Japan with Vision Baptist Missions since 2011. They are members of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Dawsonville, GA. They have three children: Atlas, Journey, and Orion. Status: The Hill family recently returned to the field of Japan after...

VBM Asia Spotlight: Philip and Lori Bassham | Thailand

Who: Philip and Lori Bassham have been serving as church planting missionaries to Thailand with Vision Baptist Missions since 2010. They are members of Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. They have three children: Claire, Grace, and Emma. Status: The Bassham family is finishing furlough which has been extended due...

Who Will Go To The Seven Million of Bulgaria?

Bulgaria is often an unassuming country. With a population of only seven million, many times it can become lost in the shuffle of the outreaches of Europe. Connected to Turkey at its border, the nation rests in Europe and neighbors Asia. Bulgaria has a rich Balkan history, but sadly it...

Latin America News: Anger in Chile

On October 25, 2020, Chileans will vote on whether or not to rewrite its Pinochet-era constitution. This bid for change comes after the 2019 protests that marred the Chilean landscape and economy. As quarantine restrictions ease slightly in Santiago, demonstrators have begun gathering anew ahead of the referendum. At one...

Leadership with Vision | Child Rearing Principles 2

Director Jeff Bush and Pastor Austin Gardner continue the discussion about raising children the Biblical way. These two episodes are packed with great advice and teaching on how to raise up a child in the way he should go. Make sure to revisit these episodes often, and stay diligent in...

Passcode to the Missionary Problem: A Missionary Ministry

A Missionary Ministry We just established that it is the responsibility of every believer to be a soul winner and to take upon him the burden of getting the gospel to the world. Now, we turn our eyes to individual churches. If it is every believer’s responsibility to get the...

Latin America News: Fires in Paraguay

By Katherine Holt, OGTC Student Chaco, a semi-arid region composing sixty percent of Paraguay’s land area, has recently experienced widespread wildfires.  These fires have been busy consuming wildlife and any vegetation that was left in the area. National authorities have asked their neighboring countries to assist in the attempt to quench...

Leadership with Vision | Child Rearing Principles 1

Pastor Austin Gardner and Director Jeff Bush discuss principles for raising children from the Bible. These principles and teachings from the Bible will be useful to anyone even those who do not have kids. Being able to control your home leads to a better marriage, ministry, and other things discussed...

Four Nations Meet to Counter China’s Growing Aggression

The Epoch TImes and the BBC published articles on the week of October 6th, 2020, the day when leaders met from four allied countries, which included the U.S., India,  Australia, and Japan. The “Quad” meeting comes at a time when tensions between China and these nations seem to be on...

China’s Three Gorge Dam Potential Collapse Threatens Nearby Nuclear Power Plants

TheEpochTime.com reported on October 2, 2020 that there is concern over the possible failure of the Three Gorges Dam in Hubei, China, and what that could mean for the nuclear power plants nearby if it collapses. If it breaks, it could cause a major disaster. Chinese media has been downplaying the...

Chinese Online Bookstore Owner Arrested for Selling Religious Books – Books Destroyed

On October 2, 2020, DISRN.com published an article reporting that an online Christian bookstore owner in China was sentenced to seven years prison time and fined almost thirty thousand dollars for selling religious books that were unapproved by the Chinese government.  According to the article, the police did their best to...

Latin America News: Scarcity in Venezuela

Written by Chestley Howell, Missionary to Colombia While home in Kansas, I recently went with my dad to the Amish produce auction. There we bid on and bought pallets of fresh pumpkins, newly-picked organic watermelons, and pounds of tomatoes straight from the farm. The taste and the smell of the...
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