Vision for Mission

Vision for Mission is a newsletter from Randy Friesen, General Director of MB Mission. Randy highlights recent worldwide stories and events that will help you build a vision for mission.

I was recently at a mission leaders event at which Ralph D. Winter was honored for a lifetime of achievement in global mission practice, reflection and leadership. The William Carey Center for Global Mission Training in Pasadena, CA, which he founded, continues to resource and train workers from across the globe in cross cultural mission.

Read more: October 2008

The world's attention this past month has focused on China as many of the world's best athletes competed. Interestingly, the western Church's attention has also focused on China as we witness the amazing growth and impact of the Chinese Church.

Read more: September 2008

Summer provides an opportunity for some vacation reading. Here's a brief window on some of the mission related reading I've been doing lately that you also might be interested in.

"Safely Home" (Randy Alcorn). With the upcoming Olympic Games focusing the spotlight on China, you might be interested in a fascinating story of both the growth and challenges of the Chinese house church movement. This novel is based on many true stories and is a reminder that faith grows stronger in the fire.

Read more: August 2008

I visited last month with "PK", our evangelist to the Khmu. He shared in more detail his experiences in jail a year ago in Southeast Asia. His arrest stemmed from a church meeting that he had attended. In prison, his roommate was a notorious killer who routinely confiscated anything of value from new prisoners. When he found out that PK was a Christian leader, his cell mate gave him his bed mat and blanket rather than have PK sleep on concrete. As PK worshipped and prayed, the Lord called him to fast for the first 6 days.

Read more: July 2008

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Physical slavery is prevalent around the world; it takes many forms. Individuals and people groups are in bondage. Guest speaker, Randy Friesen has seen the amazing power of the Gospel to bring freedom to the oppressed. In our own lives, we can find ourselves enslaved – to sin and to fear. How can we be free? Knowing who we are in Christ is vital to our freedom.
January 2015 at Central Heights Church, Abbotsford, BC Play Button PLAY SERMON