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My desire for missions began long before I even had a thought of being a missionary. A few years after high school, the Lord started moving my heart towards missions while I played soccer with a group of Mexicans. Since I couldn’t communicate with them, all I could think about was being able to speak...
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I can remember the first time that I drove from the airport to the place where my wife and I would be staying as missionaries in Mexico City. Most of the time, people would drive around with the windows down. For some reason, most people don’t have air-conditioning in their cars, and they didn’t seem...
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My life changed forever in the summer of ’99. Months before, our youth pastor had announced we would fly into El Paso, TX, then cross the border for a week in Juarez, Mexico. It would be my first missions trip! Granted, it wasn’t as exotic as backpacking deep into the Amazon Rainforest, but we were...
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It was a bivocational Baptist pastor named William Carey who played such a pivotal missions mobilization role that he is often called the father of the modern missionary movement. Carey’s burden for global mission began in the early 1790s after reading explorer Captain Cook’s writings. Carey started talking with Baptist church leaders about the need to send...
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Could it be that as men of God we have lost our vision for the world. It was not on purpose! Many have become so busy doing the work that they have lost the big picture. It is as though all were working on building a large building, bridge or railway. It is easy to...
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I see so many young people called to preach in the USA. They want God to use their lives. They are hungry to serve. They study and train but with the view towards pastoring an existing church in the USA. Why do so few surrender to be missionaries? If the majority of the lost are...
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The church at this moment needs men, the right kind of men, bold men. The talk is that we need revival, that we need a new baptism of the Spirit—and God knows we must have both; but God will not revive mice. He will not fill rabbits with the Holy Ghost. We languish for men...
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http://austingardner.net/NewEnglishPodcast/Establishing_a_Church_Budget.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:02 — 26.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS Pastor Austin Gardner and VBM Director Jeff Bush discuss the importance of establishing a budget for churches on the mission field and how exactly that can be done. Notes on Establishing a Church Budget  IntroCenter for World EvangelismCurrently looking...
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George Mueller was known as one of the greatest men of God of his time.  He followed God’s direction for his life.  Below you will find what he gave as directions to finding God’s direction for your life. 1. I seek to get my heart into such a state that it has no will of its...
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The following is a list of books that I would suggest to any and all people involved in or considering serving God in World Evangelism.  I am in no way implying that I agree with all that is written in these books.  Each person who would consider a position that is so important should be able to “Prove...
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