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Raising Children to Adopt a Missions Lifestyle

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“Mommy, what’s a missionary?” I’ve taken courses about the missions field, studied about missions, and even written about missionaries, but I struggled to answer the question in a way that would satisfy my daughter’s childlike understanding of the world.

Missionary Spotlight Update: Jamie Thompson

As you read about Jamie Thompson and his ministry in Garfield Park, a community in Chicago, you probably had some questions about the logistics of this ministry.

Let Coffee Break the Ice and Build Relationships

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Let the fragrant wafts of coffee tantalize your nose as you listen to the noisy hum of espresso machines. Sink comfortably into a cozy chair, sip your favorite brew, and allow your eyes to flicker over the mosaic of colors and activity. Enjoy the flavors of a treat.

Christmas in August: 92 Years and Going Strong

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The year was 1927. Home on her first furlough, Elizabeth Ellyson Wiley spoke at First Baptist Church of Charlottesville, Virginia.  She and her husband, J. Hundley Wiley, served at the University of Shanghai in China.

Little Becomes Much: Simply Show God’s Love

Older woman looking at photo album with younger woman

When we reflect Jesus, our simple actions turn into meaningful acts. What may not take a lot of time or effort for us can mean a lot to the recipient.
 

Make Disciples: Pouring Your Life into Others

two thirtysomething women taking a walk together outdoors

We all are pouring from our lives into others. The question is, “What sort of life am I pouring into them and why is it important?”

Partner with Me: Take me. Show me. Let me do missions with you.

two multicultural women unpacking boxes of clothes and books

Think back a moment. Where were you when you first fell in love with missions? Who were you with? What were you doing? Was your first missions experience frightful or fulfilling? Think. What do you wish had been different? What do you know now that you wish you had known then?

Be Strong: A VBS/Sports Camp for the Children around the Corner

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Have you ever thought, “Those children at the apartment complex (or mobile home park or migrant camp) really need to learn about God’s love”? If you’ve been unsuccessful in getting the children to come to your church, then you could go to them.

Missionary Spotlight Update: Mike Rhodes*

Hmong woman

“My entire team is made up [of] Hmong refugees,” said Mike Rhodes*, a church planter with his wife and 4 children in East Asia. All the people on his team left Laos as children. They lived in a refugee camp in Thailand. Later, they settled and received their education in the United States.

Put Out the Welcome Mat for Those with Special Needs

happy boy in wheelchair in class for kids with special needs

One Sunday morning in 2002, Laura DiFatta arrived at her church nursery’s check-in desk with her visiting niece in her arms. Seeing a child with special needs, the nursery greeter explained that the church was unable to care for the little girl.

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