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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! 

Important Ministry Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Friends and Co-Workers in Christ,

In light of what is happening around the world, and here in the United States, I want to reassure you that the ministry continues. This is an uncertain season, but we have no doubt that the will of God is for people to hear the Gospel and the message of hope and salvation that is found in Him alone.

Our team here in the United States is currently working remotely, and we are in regular contact with our international ministry partners. Our work is not carried out with large gatherings or mass evangelism. Rather, it is in small group Bible studies, personal evangelism or open-air meetings. Since our ministry partners are local people, they can and will continue to share the Gospel. The ministry methods may change, such as implementing more follow-up with people via phone or internet while physical contact is limited, but we all remain committed to this mission of reaching villages with the Gospel and making disciples.

As new information comes from the field and I hear from our partners, I am so encouraged by their incredible faith, maturity, dedication and resolve. They are true heroes and are determined to serve the Lord in all circumstances. We believe that now, more than ever, we need to continue this ministry.

Though this pandemic is serious and is impacting all of our international ministry partners, I take comfort in knowing that our risen Savior is speaking to His people and guiding all of us by His Spirit while seated on heaven's throne. The ministry will continue on. We will continue on. This is a difficult season, but may we be inspired by the all-powerful love of Jesus when He gave up His life for us. He has overcome the world, and we will continue to reach the world with the Gospel message.

I want you to know that we are praying for you and your loved ones. Should you have specific requests that you would like prayer for, please call 708-679-0237 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In His Almighty Love,

Bob Craft
Founder and President

A Remarkable Legacy

Dear Ministry Friends and Co-Workers in Christ,

I am sad to report that our dear friend and Cambodia Ministry Director Pastor Uong Vibol died from lung cancer on Feb. 28. Yet, while we mourn this great loss, we know that he is now rejoicing in heaven with his precious Lord, and has no doubt heard Him say, “Well done thou good and faithful servant!”

For over 20 years, Pastor Vibol made it his mission to spread the Gospel to as many of his fellow Cambodians as possible. He knew how the terror, suffering and genocide inflicted by Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge had left a sense of despair among his people. He said, “People are living without hope. I want to bring the Gospel of Jesus, the Gospel of hope, to our nation.”

And he did. Under Pastor Vibol’s leadership, the Cambodia ministry team shared the Good News with over 1 million people during the past five years alone. Nearly 245,000 of them chose to give up their idols and serve the one true God. In addition to the Savior’s greeting, I can’t help but think that Pastor Vibol received greetings in heaven from person after person who told him, “I am here because you obeyed God’s call.”

A couple years ago, God laid another calling on Pastor Vibol’s heart – to reach all of the 9,000 remaining unreached villages in Cambodia for Christ. This was his passion. He and his leadership team devised a national plan that, with full funding, could see the goal accomplished within the next five years. Already, they have reached over 1,000 of those unreached villages.

This amazing man of God will be greatly missed, but I take comfort in the fact that part of the legacy he left behind is a strong leadership team that will continue to carry on the mission until all have had an opportunity to hear the Gospel message.

Pastor Vibol also leaves behind his wife, Panha, and their two children, Mark and Matthew. With his first wife, Soknim, who passed away in 2011, he was the father of Joshua, John, Philip, and Sarah.

Memorial gifts may be made by completing the form below to help fulfill Pastor Vibol's vision of reaching every unreached village in Cambodia for Christ.

We appreciate your prayers for the family, the Cambodia ministry team, the Reach A Village staff, and all who are grieving this loss.

Thank you and God bless you all.

Serving Christ Together,
Bob Craft
Founder and President

 

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Helping Wounded Workers

Christian workers around the world suffer due to persecution, accident or diseases that can leave them in poverty and unable to take the message of the Gospel to unreached villages. Many times these workers live in environments that have inadequate medical care. The lack of funding for medical treatment or medicines may cause them to suffer or even die from treatable injuries or illness. Reach A Village hears about these needs, but has little funding available for such situations. You can help with donations to use in these critical medical emergencies that Christian workers and leaders may face while carrying out evangelism and discipleship and starting churches. They rely on the Lord and are committed to spreading His Kingdom, let's do our part as compassionate fellow believers to provide help in times of crisis.

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