God is transforming lives in mission and we would like to share these stories of transformation with you. Read about God's work in the stories from our missionaries and short term mission teams.
For the past several years, I’ve lived in a very remote part of the world where I’ve been a part of a small team that has been focused on learning one of the unwritten languages of a people group in our region. During this time, I have often dreamed about visiting a certain place on the map which is only accessible by foot and is home to a people group that has never heard the Gospel.
Read more: Finding My Focus
Several months ago, a short-term team came to Thailand for two weeks and helped run a one-week English camp. A young girl named Kao attended that camp. Afterward, she began coming to church with us. Several weeks later, she asked if I would help her prepare for an English speech competition. Gladly, I agreed.
Read more: Kao and Si, Sisters in Christ
Every year, we host a gathering for our workers across North Africa. It’s always a time of rich fellowship and support for leaders who are under-resourced and often isolated. Sometimes, however, some of the leaders are unable to attend because they can’t acquire travel visas.
Read more: Plan B
They had been friends for many years. Many cups of tea. Many discussions about life. Games of chess. Friendly arguments about religion and politics. Two white-haired men in a small town in Central Asia, prominent businessmen and leaders in their Muslim community.
Read more: The Jeweler and the Tailor
Noor is a young man in North Africa who has a vital ministry on the internet. In connection with a TV program that proclaims the Gospel in Arabic, Noor receives calls online from people all over the world and he shares his faith in Jesus with them.
Read more: Noor Shines His Light Online
We have charts with zeros on them. These charts are meant to keep track of how people groups in our region are being engaged by the Gospel. For many of these groups, there are zero believers, zero house fellowships, zero Bibles, and zero Bible translators. It can be discouraging.
Read more: Disappearing Zeros
I felt naked without my Bible. I felt lost. The only reason why I didn’t bring it with me into the village was because Robert Thiessen, one of the long-term missionaries in Mexico, had challenged us to go with nothing except the basic necessities. It was supposed to teach us something. Anyway, it was only for two weeks.
Read more: No Bible
“Fruiticana kahan hai?” An elderly Indo-Canadian man stopped me on the sidewalk.
“What?” I asked, not quite sure if I had understood.
Read more: Fruiticana
Ever since Loong came to faith in Jesus when he was twenty-one years old, he had a growing desire to serve God as a preacher of the Gospel. But church leaders kept telling him that he was unqualified.
Read more: A Church in Loong’s Village
The other soldiers often mocked him. Henry (not his real name) was only a young Christian when he began serving with the national military, but he was very public about his faith in Jesus and so he often encountered ridicule.
Read more: Henry's Courage