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2bobcraft2We 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! 

AFA Journal Interviews Robert Craft

The ministry of Reach A Village was featured in the March issue of AFA Journal, a publication of the American Family Association. In an interview, President Robert Craft told about our focus on training local believers in order to reach the remaining 1 million unreached villages around the world. “They are unreached, but not unreachable,” he commented.

He explained that, from his own experience as a missionary, he had observed that indigenous Christians were more effective when it came to communicating and connecting with the people on a spiritual level because of their shared language and culture. He outlined our ministry model and process for mobilizing these local believers to fulfill the Great Commission.

Reach A Village is grateful for this wonderful opportunity to share about what God is doing around the world!

To read the AFA Journal article, please click here!

Introducing Our Month of Prayer

Prayer has played a key role for Reach A Village since it was founded. As I worked in international ministry for the past 40 years, I noticed how little was being done to reach people in thousands of villages that have never heard the Gospel. My prayers soon shifted from “if” I should do something about the situation to “when” I should do it. In spring of 2012, the vision of Reach A Village became a reality.

I am thankful that this ministry is still rooted in prayer. So, it is with excitement that I share our first ever month of prayer and invite you to join the Reach A Village team and our international partners in interceding! Please click the link below to view a calendar with prayer requests from around the world for each day in March. 

I also encourage you to share the calendar with your pastor, Bible study group, a friend, family member, or anyone else who would pray with us. In my life, I have seen the tremendous power of prayer, and I know that mighty and remarkable things can be accomplished when the global Church unites before God’s throne.

If you would like paper copies of the calendar or want to share personal prayer requests for our team to pray about during March, please call 708-679-0237 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you for your prayers and the role you play in helping to reach every village with the transformational power of the Gospel!

Serving Christ Together,

Bob Craft
Founder and President

 

Click Here for the Prayer Calendar!

Introducing Our New Southeast Asia Ministry Director

A few years ago, I began considering how to find someone to travel to Southeast Asia in my place and continue the partnerships I’ve had with ministries for almost 20 years. As Reach A Village has grown, so have my responsibilities as president. Additionally, I will turn 67 in March, and some health issues prompted me to get more intentional about the search.
 
It wouldn't be easy to find the right person. The individual would have to live in North America, yet be passionate about reaching the lost in Asia, be able to work across cultures with international pastors, teachers and church leaders, and travel tirelessly to areas where the Gospel has not spread. Some formal ministry training would be required.
 
Yet, God was already preparing someone. Ellis was a missionary kid in Thailand and the Philippines. His studies included Bible and community development. He spent 10 years working with a non-profit helping adults with disabilities. Ellis felt God calling him to a ministry spreading the Gospel and focusing on discipleship. He left his job to attend Moody Theological Seminary. After graduating in 2018, he joined Reach A Village and is now International Ministry Director for Southeast Asia.
 
During the past year, Ellis and I traveled to ministry sites together. As I watched him interact with our ministry partners, it was obvious that his studies in sociology, community development and ministry leadership, along with his work in management, staff development, and training, prepared him well for this new role. Please join me in welcoming, Ellis Craft, my son and new co-worker, to Reach A Village. Pray that God will bless him and his family as he serves in this unique ministry.
 
Serving Christ Together,
Robert Craft

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