Mission Thriving Not Just Surviving

After the pandemic last year brought major shutdowns and changes worldwide, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) was worried the number of people willing to serve on the mission field would drop. However, that’s not what happened. In fact, MAF’s department manager of mobilization Crissie Rask says, “We had almost twice as many people that interviewed and did technical evaluationsContinue reading “Mission Thriving Not Just Surviving”

Your Calledness. Yes, That Is a Word.

Years after hearing God’s call as a boy, Samuel became a prophet and ajudge, and the one God appointed to anoint Israel’s first king—Saul. Eventhough the writers of this part of Israel’s history described Israel’s desire fora king as a rejection of God (1 Samuel 8:7), God still worked with thepeople to appoint and callContinue reading “Your Calledness. Yes, That Is a Word.”

Will He Accept What He Never Commanded?

When Jesus prayed to the Father he said, “Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.” Charles Spurgeon once reflected on these words as they pertained specifically to the Christian’s responsibility toward missions and evangelism. His thoughts are worth pondering today. “Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”Continue reading “Will He Accept What He Never Commanded?”

You Won’t Know Him But You Need To

John Ryland (1753–1825) published his first book at age 12 — an accomplishment not nearly as impressive as the fact that he had learned to read Hebrew by age 4, had translated the entire Greek New Testament at 8, and was proficient in Latin and French by 11. By any account, his life was astonishinglyContinue reading “You Won’t Know Him But You Need To”

The Pandemic Is Starving Africa’ Poor

“One lady, when we delivered food to her family, they just saw the hands of God – she confessed that they were starving, did not have anything at all to eat, and did not know at all what could have happened to them,” he wrote to Christian Aid Mission. “We have been able to spreadContinue reading “The Pandemic Is Starving Africa’ Poor”

Why You Can’t Save the World

Following His story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus offered up a simple command: “Go, and do likewise”—that is, be a neighbor by showing mercy to those you find in need. I want to do likewise. I bet you do, too. But that often seems like a tall order in an age of real-time global knowledge aboutContinue reading “Why You Can’t Save the World”