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Why Go? The Lord Leads the Way

Why Go? The Lord Leads the Way

In her youth, seeds were planted that prepared her heart for mission. She heard stories from visiting missionaries ...
We are Called to Mission! (Even if we can’t go anywhere right now…)

We are Called to Mission! (Even if we can’t go anywhere right now…)

In his Great Commission Jesus tells us, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all ...
Jesus Heals in the Netherlands

Jesus Heals in the Netherlands

Brad Smith, working in the Netherlands, describes how God works in mysterious ways, beyond what we could ever hope ...
Why Go? – Follow God’s Invitations to say “Yes”

Why Go? – Follow God’s Invitations to say “Yes”

Sometimes God leads us through multiple invitations to say “Yes,” each followed by small steps forward that lead ...
God At Work In a Pandemic

God At Work In a Pandemic

In the midst of a pandemic, it’s easy to see the hardships, the struggles, the trials. But  if we look with ...
Why Go? – Our Temporary Home

Why Go? – Our Temporary Home

We are starting a series highlighting various reasons why our missionaries decided to join us in partnering with ...
“I ready for Jesus now. Can you show me?”

“I ready for Jesus now. Can you show me?”

UNITED KINGDOM –– Hassan*, a Kurdish young man from western Iran, walked into the Upper Room church. From the very ...
The Impact of Giving Day

The Impact of Giving Day

Before planting a church in Ithaca, NY, Elizabeth and I had begun two university ministries; one at the University ...
Church of the Margins and the Dones

Church of the Margins and the Dones

In 2005 I started my journey with Communitas as an “incarnational missional investigator” in the city of Santa ...
God Always Leads the Way: The First Year on The Field

God Always Leads the Way: The First Year on The Field

Like any other year, our first year in the Czech Republic (Czechia) was an endless testimony to God’s light ...
God Never Stopped Working

God Never Stopped Working

I have sometimes thought that we are more of a hindrance than a help to God's work. In moments of personal prayer ...
God is Moving in Brazil

God is Moving in Brazil

God is on the move! Even in the midst of strange COVID-19 days, we see God at work. Here are a few examples from ...