Missions Mosaic

Right Where God Wants Them

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Dylan Kade* says he’s seen God use all kinds of things to put people right where He wants them.

Missionary Spotlight Update: Yong Min and Lois Wang

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Missionaries Yong Min and Lois Wang and their daughter, Joyce, are experiencing their first holiday season in Uruguay. They were skeptical when they were told the whole country would be in holiday mode from Christmas to the carnival in February to Easter, but now they believe it! The weather is beautiful and many people vacation during this time. 

Going Where God Wants You to Go

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Born into a Hindu family, Dan Pokharel grew up in a small rural village in Nepal. “Poverty, illiteracy, limited opportunities, and caste discrimination have existed since Nepal’s formation,” Pokharel shared. “When expectations and desire for a better life are unattainable, many immigrate. With similar expectations, I also came to the US in 2001.”

Agreeing When God Says No

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“God has called me to missions,” Mary Ellen Ragains said to her husband back when they were only dating in college. He replied, “God didn’t call me to missions. I’m going into the local church ministry.”

Sacrificing the Good for the Best

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Saying no can be hard. But sometimes you have to say no to one thing—even a good thing—in order to say yes to the best thing.

Missions Inspiration Update: Mark and Tammy Lashey

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Mark Lashey and his wife, Tammy, have seen God do way more than they could ever imagine in the 3 years since they planted LifeHouse Church in Townsend, Delaware.

And it seems He isn’t finished.

Being Faithful and Available in New Orleans

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In obedience to God’s call, Ben and Cherry Blackwell resigned from their church and moved home to New Orleans. With no jobs, no home, no plan, they blindly followed God’s lead. “Within the next month, jobs, schools for the children, and a plan began to develop,” Cherry Blackwell shared.

Willing to Count the Cost in South America

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“Moving into the village was, and still is, an ongoing cost-counting exercise,” Jacob Jansen* shared. “Initially the cost was in the fact that our access town was in a very remote location—an 8-hour drive from any major shopping, air transportation, and decent hospitals. But we knew to effectively reach our people, we must accept their invitation to move into the village—8 hours more remote.”

Missionary Spotlight Update: Chris and Eileen Carr

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In the semiautonomous Russian republic of Bashkortostan, the evangelical Christian community is less than 1% of the population of more than 4 million. International Mission Board missionary Chris Carr is the Team Strategy Leader for Team Ufa, which aims to support local churches to encourage their believers to reach out to their neighbors.

Following a Long and Winding Road

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“When the Bible says that we must die to ourselves, it sounds easy. But the truth is that it is not easy,” said Carlos Pulgarin, pastor of Zona Cero Church in Surrey, British Columbia. He knows this truth from experience.


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WMU Blog
6.26.15

During my 15 years as executive director of national WMU®, I have been blessed to work with wonderful women who serve on our executive board. Each person has brought her unique gifts and skills as a leader to the work we do together on behalf of national WMU and in our states. Likewise, each national WMU president I have served with has demonstrated incredible leadership skills and a strong commitment to our missions purpose. Debby Akerman, who has served as our national president since 2010, is one of those dynamic leaders.

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