What are some of your favorite things about Peru? Ethan: Our friends and the people here.Titus: The food and that people here are really nice. Nora: The parks are fun, that we get to go with on ministry trips, and the dogs on the street.Ellie: Going to Lima on vacation and going … Continue reading Thoughts on growing up on the mission field from Ethan, Titus, Nora, and Ellie
I vividly remember one particular discussion in an Introduction to Church Planing class while in seminary. We were talking about a statistic that showed the average life of house churches was 18 months. During the discussion I raised my hand and asked why house churches were not more successful. The response of the professor has … Continue reading Success in Missions: Longevity is not Necessarily Success
"And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the … Continue reading My Prayer for Pastors
"Wow, I could never do what you are doing! You are giving up everything to go serve people you do not even know." "You are the most selfless and radical people we know." "You are my heroes." For many missionaries these kinds of comments are often heard when talking with well-meaning, encouraging ministry partners, friends … Continue reading Are missionaries self-centered?