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Cross-Cultural Missions: Little Acts Go a Long Way

three women gathering for breakfast

“They must’ve worked a retail job before.”

One of my coworkers said that the other night as a customer walked out of our coffeehouse. The man had handled a less than ideal situation with such grace and a keen understanding that my friend knew he must’ve been on the other side of the equation before. He must’ve known what it was like to be in our shoes.           

It’s amazing what a little understanding will do.           

Don't Sit Still. It's Summer!

Summer is the perfect time to break from routine and help kids tap into new missions opportunities.

Acteens for Life gathering kicks off missions organization’s 50th anniversary celebration

Acteens for life

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Declaring that “the story of my life cannot be told without Acteens,” Sandy Wisdom-Martin welcomed current and former Acteens and leaders from across the nation to an Acteens for Life dinner June 7.

Refugees Are Here: What Now?

You hear the news—refugees are being sent to your city. Hardly any time passes and it happens. “They” are really here. “They” start appearing in the grocery store, lining up to enroll their children in school, and sitting in the doctor’s waiting room with you.

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Cross-Cultural Missions: Show His Love Unconditionally and Consistently

serious immigrant boy

Yasin is only 9, but he’s been around long enough to know.           

Long enough to know that Jesus is important. “If I were a superhero, I’d be Victory Man—like ‘victory in Jesus.’”           

Long enough to know that if the church people show up to do a Backyard Bible Club at his Atlanta-area apartment complex, he should call all the children in the neighborhood to come.           

But don’t assume Yasin really knows.          

Chin Up: Show God’s Love by Investing in New Relationships

multiracial female friends taking selfie

I struggled to think of a single name to write in the blank of my guided prayer journal. “Name three people you interact with on a weekly basis that need to know of God’s love,” read the day’s assignment.

Cross-Cultural Missions: Don’t Cling to Comfort

three friends of different religions standing happily together

As the big plane backed away from the gate, I sank down into the seat, allowing myself to decompress. I looked out the window, tracing the city with my eyes.   

That out there—that’s a hard place.           

National Acteens Panelists featured during WMU Missions Celebration

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) – Five Acteens from four states have been selected by WMU as national Acteens Panelists and will be featured during the WMU Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting, June 9-10, in Birmingham, Ala.

The Flying Mission Friend

I met Andrew at a retirement for a friend. Andrew is a grown-up Mission Friend who was also involved in Children in Action and Youth on Mission and served on multiple missions trips. As a freshman in high school, he was asked to teach Mission Friends at his church.

Discipleship: Nurture, Don't Abandon, New Christians

women reading Bible together outdoors

While on a family outing in a park, a friend of mine heard a cry coming from a cardboard box. In the box was an abandoned newborn girl. My friend’s family took her home and eventually adopted her. We read this and think, “How sad! How could someone abandon a newborn?”

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