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.

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

Lately, we’ve been asked some tough questions by our daughters. We live in a country that has experienced intense civil conflict during the past year, and our girls have not been unaware of the pain and loss that is being experienced around them.

Read more: Tough Questions from Kids

Over the weekend, our housemate and team leader, David, was having difficulty breathing. We all assumed it was a chest infection or pollution related, which is common since we live in one of the most polluted cities in the world.

Read more: Overwhelming Need to Intercede

The beginning of the week found us high up on a mountain, overlooking the city where we live.

Read more: Bookends

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