A few years ago, I was talking with John, an Australian friend. I can’t remember how it came up, but I shocked him. I told him that many missionaries are lonely.
In the mid-20th century, surveys revealed that there were no known Christians in the eight central provinces (~2 million people) in Thailand, nor was there much modern medical care. Treatable diseases were going untreated in thousands of people.
How would a mid-career physician find “light for the next step” at the Global Mission Health Conference (GMHC)?
Having been adopted from China when I was young, I had a particular interest in the Asian population. I didn’t realize, however, that God would use a medical missions conference to fulfill my desire to serve others working in East Asia.
What Causes Missionaries to Leave the Field? It is no secret that missionary attrition is a huge problem. Granted, some attrition is for good reasons (like retirement after many decades …
In an attempt to reduce widespread loneliness, social isolation and increased suicide rates accelerated by the restrictions of COVID-19, Mr. Sakamoto now serves as the official Minister of Loneliness.
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. This Precious Saint, Ann, is now rejoicing in the presence of Jesus Christ and, while we grieve her loss, we do not do so as those without hope. We who know Jesus as our Lord and Savior can rest assured that her absence is only temporary, until we reunite with her and Jesus for all eternity.
One of the universal similarities I have discovered is an innate drive for purpose beyond just survival. The Lord desires for each of us to find that God given internal drive for purpose.
At the beginning of 2020, I felt a sudden explosion of God’s call on my heart for missions, but the call was followed by the agonizing word, “wait”. However, one phrase kept peering its head in my direction: “be faithful in the present”.
Could it really be that all these divergent paths, each one pursued by the leading of the Holy Spirit, have finally converged into one straight path?