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We have our fingers on the pulse of modern missions. Mission work is changing rapidly as the world's cultures and global conditions are changing. Ease of travel and communication impact how the Gospel is spread. But at the heart of missions, there is the work of the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, and the obedience of the Church to carry out Jesus' command to go into all the earth.

We want to present challenging biblical truths, insights into today's missions environment, and progress reports on reaching the entire world with the Gospel. Please keep checking our blog regularly for updates, stories and challenging thoughts from Scripture!

Thanksgiving holidays are some of my most pleasant memories. The common memories of food, family, and fellowship come with vivid reminders of pleasant smells and lots of smiles. Thanksgiving is the topic of movies and has made its way into the national calendar as an annual holiday event. And it should, because we have so much for which to be thankful.  We are a nation on whose shores and in whose streets are no warring invaders.  The Covid pandemic has been brought under control. While food may be getting more expensive, there is no reason anyone should go hungry in America...

MANY GIFTS, ONE PURPOSE Give a gift that ignites joy to both the giver and the receiver!

I am pleased to share our first "Gifts of Joy" Gift Catalog! And when you choose gifts from this Gift Giving Guide, you are sharing the joy of making an eternal impact for people around the world. You will learn about opportunities to share the life transforming hope of Jesus as you read this catalog. Every gift shares a common purpose: Helping people come into a lasting relationship with Christ and His Church.

Your support will share the Gospel message with women, men and children. This holiday season...

Since February 1, 2021, Myanmar — also known as Burma — has faced tragedies that most of us will never experience. The military junta assumed full control of the country. A shadow unity government formed in exile, and they encouraged citizens in every village to rise up with arms against the military. This action enraged the military. Bombings and bloodshed took place throughout the country.

Myanmar escaped the first waves of COVID-19, but people were caught off guard by more transmissible variants. The military hoarded vaccines and PPE. The remaining few hospitals had limited supplies and...

"We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ." -2 Corinthians 10:4-5

Outnumbered and outgunned, the whole world has been shocked by the recent success of the Ukrainians against invading Russian troops. No one doubts the tenacity and courage of the Ukrainians. From the president down to the common citizens, the resistance and resilience of the Ukrainians has been played...

Perhaps one of the best known scriptures about vision is found in Acts 16. Paul the apostle had a vision of a person from Macedonia calling for him to come and help them. That vision opened up a way for the rest of the known world in that day to hear the Gospel.

My personal vision for sharing the Gospel with other cultures and countries came first when God gave me a burden for the people of Southeast Asia. They were embroiled in a war, which was very much in the minds and headlines of my generation. In 1972, there were very few believers in that area of the world — especially in comparison...

On July 12, 2022, our Thai ministry partners broke the record again for the single largest baptism in the history of the nation! An enormous 1,588 people took this step of faith. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people had waited two years or more.

This breaks the record of 1,435 that occurred in September 2020. The FJCCA, our ministry partners, are planning more large group baptisms in the weeks ahead.

On August 1st, another 585 people were baptized. Two weeks later, another 1,260 people took this step of faith. That is over 3,400 people baptized in less than six weeks!

To God be the...

Easter, as celebrated by most of the Christian world, is dominated by the sufferings of Christ as evidenced by processionals depicting the “passion of the Christ” and Easter “passion” plays. Focusing on the suffering of Jesus in His human body is only looking at one small snapshot of a much bigger picture.

The crucifixion of Christ, as horrible as it was, was not just a single event on a single day. It was an eternal truth. According to Revelation 13:8, Jesus was the “Lamb slain from the foundation of the world”. Think about that! The eternal God who knows no “time” as we see it, had...

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You may have heard the news this morning (February 24, 2022) that Russia has invaded Ukraine. Over a dozen of cities are being bombed. Food shortages. ATM's out of cash. People fleeing. Martial law. War.

We received the following communication from one of our partners who is on the ground in Kyiv:

The pain of the local people is enormous. They do not show fear or despair, but anxiety about the unknown. They are well aware that their military strength can’t match that of Russia... Still, they will not surrender without a fight...

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the coup in Myanmar, also known as Burma. The military junta took over in the early hours of February 1, 2021 just before newly elected officials were to take their seats in government. The top democratic leaders were all arrested, and the junta assumed full control.

This sparked nationwide peaceful protests which turned into a civil disobedience movement. Families, healthcare workers, bankers, teachers, lawyers, and even street sweepers all took part. Protests were met with violence and deadly force. Soon, only the urban youth remained, who had...

“Don’t be afraid!” he [the angel] said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.” — Luke 2:10 (NLT2)

I love the Christmas season for many reasons! Most of all, I appreciate anew every year that believers around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Jesus’ unique and timely birth was not an afterthought. It was part of our Creator’s grand plan to redeem the entire human race. His plan includes every single person from every place and ethnic group on earth.

Our Creator wants to have a redemptive relationship with everyone on earth. We call His plan, the Gospel, good...