David has been financially supporting the same OMF couple for over 24 years; for him this is a lifetime commitment.
Jack Largent is now in the presence of his Heavenly Father whom he served so faithfully and loved so deeply. This is a part of his story and how God used Jack, and his wife, Darlene to bring the hope of the gospel to East Asia.
Beyond the politics and the layers of environmentalism that few can agree on, creation care promises something more. It offers a representation of the power of God’s transforming touch. Waste management shows us how creation care brings restoration to what is broken and discarded.
In Mongolia, coal is the main source of fuel for many people. Because Ulaanbaatar is one of the most polluted capitals in the world, the government has recently placed a ban on burning coal. This creates immense challenges for 28% of the population who live below the poverty line.
“By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also,” (1 Corinthians 6:14).
In the last verses of the book of Acts, the author Luke writes about Paul awaiting trial, guarded by a Roman soldier and unfairly chained (28:16, 20), and he was “proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance” (28:31).
In missions we all want the ‘without hindrance’ part! But God may have different plans for his and our good.
It’s difficult to inspire support of administrative mission roles in the US when there are so many inspiring roles to support overseas. But US staff roles are essential to equip and support our missionaries who leave for East Asia. The battle is not won on the frontlines without supply from the home front. So we do our best to cast vision for these “behind the scene” jobs, and we pray. We pray a lot.
Are you an aunt, uncle, grandma, grandpa, or parent of a missionary kid? This Valentine’s Day show your missionary kids some love in their love language.
When you walk into the Black church house in the US you will get a theology of hope. One that has been forged in the crucible of suffering and a longing for God’s justice.
The Pandemic seems to have frustrated a lot of missions strategy. What is God showing us?
All Christians are called to be involved in missions. Even though some planning is necessary, we are not expected to see the end result. We are expected to step out “with a true heart in full assurance of faith” (Hebrews 10:22), knowing that His plans are never thwarted. We trust in a God who has saved us, not by faith in a strategy, but by faith in Him!