Stories

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.

We were both relaxed as we heard the voice announcing the boarding time for families with children (not us) and first class (also not us). Anticipating the usual long wait in the airport, we continued reading calmly until departure time. Later in Vienna we discovered that the train we had booked was leaving an hour early, and we were happy to arrive home much sooner than we had expected.

Read more: The Way Home

Something is shifting. Suddenly it seems like everyone is sensing a call and burden for work among the least reached. At a recent gathering in our region, we had voiced our prayers for more partners from the local churches to rise up and join us in the work of the Great Commission among the unreached people group in our region.

Read more: From a Trickle to a Flood

As we walked up to the house, I quickly asked the Holy Spirit, “Do you have something for me about this person?” Right away, I saw a boat. Hmm.

Read more: I Saw a Boat

I met Hiromi when I first arrived in Amagasaki in May 2009. She was a member of the Amagasaki MB Church where I was teaching English.

Read more: Hiromi’s Family and the Gift of Life

Ever since I went to Thailand ten years ago, I’ve been preparing to go back there to serve long term. When my wife, Sarah, and I joined FOCUS, MB Mission’s apprenticeship program for global workers, we were both expecting to return to Thailand.

Read more: Our Journey to Panama

The church in the village of Silorola has seen remarkable growth in recent months. This year, they will host an Easter baptism service with over thirty new believers from this town alone!

Read more: The Family of God in Silorola

A Tribute to Lowell Stutzman, 1951-2016

Read more: Tribute to Lowell Stutzman

I recently read the story in Acts 8:26–40 about Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch. Philip was told to take a specific road and he encountered a man desiring to understand the Scriptures.

Read more: Philip in the Philippines

“I came to the conference depressed,” one woman told me, “but during the very first session, I felt a heavy burden being lifted from my soul and I began to walk in freedom.”

Read more: Women Learning Together

In order to stay in the country where God has called us to serve, we have to regularly renew our residence permits. Recently, we had an appointment scheduled for this renewal and everything seemed to be in order, in terms of documentation, according to the list we were given.

Read more: A Typical Atypical Day

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