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Trick or Treat for Missions - Turn Your Home into the Place for Halloween Outreach

pumpkin painting at church fall festival

Where do you spend Halloween? Do you help out with the cakewalk at your church’s fall festival? Do you dress up a car for a trunk fest, or do you stay at home with your lights off, hoping no little goblins will disturb you? Spend this Halloween a different way.

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Feed the Hungry

Rather than just a once-a-year emphasis like Global Hunger Sunday, some churches maintain a year-round global hunger missions plan that involves all age groups and missions organizations. Some events are churchwide, some specific to a particular age or life stage, and some sponsored by one organization but open to all. Events might include the following:

Remember Proverbs 11:13 as You Share Prayer Requests

scrap of paper on fish hook with the word gossip

“A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret” (Prov. 11:13).

Trusting God to Provide

Debi Sharkey with her husband

“I was a new college student and completely broke,” recalled Debi Sharkey, head chaplain for a maximum-security prison in Louisiana. “I had used the last of my toothpaste. I needed a few dollars to do my laundry and buy toothpaste, but I wouldn’t get paid for a few weeks.”

Asking for Stones, but Receiving Bread: A Lesson in Praying for God’s Will

woman praying with open hands over Bible in her lap

It was a simple, normal prayer: God, provide me with a new job. But then, I added to it.

God, provide me with a new job in Nashville. God, provide me with a new ministry or communications job in Nashville.

Missionary Spotlight Update: John Mark Toby

John Mark Toby portrait

Director of Missions John Mark Toby shares that the Warren Association of Baptists in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is using the associational missions offering in 2019 to finish the building for its International Ministry Center.

Hungry Versus Hunger

“I’m hungry,” remarks my grown son. He opens the refrigerator door, studies the contents, and then declares, “There’s nothing in here to eat!” and walks away. Vegetables, milk, eggs, and a casserole sit on the shelves.

Is Your Bible Study Fueling Your Mission?

woman with backpack standing on open road and holding Bible

My heart quivered with pain and uncertainty. I had never walked through a season of difficulty and heartache at this level. I wish I could say the season was short lived, but it stretched into months and even years.

Project HELP: Refugees -- Stories of Those Who Help

Fondra Magee works with refugees in Washington.

In Mission Friends we have shared the stories of missionaries who work with refugees, both in North America and internationally. We also want to share the stories of people who help refugees in their own communities, whether through their church, job position, or a community organization. Their stories will inspire you, and also give ideas about ways we can help within our own communities.

Studying Scripture: Why Together Is Better

young women sitting on the couch reading the Bible

Have you ever tried to teach yourself how to do something? More than once, I’ve tried to teach myself a foreign language or craft idea, usually ending up frustrated, unsuccessful, and never completing the learning process.

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