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.

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

The recent earthquake in the Chengdu region of western China has filled our TV screen once again with images of devastation and suffering. Thousands of people have lost everything they own and those they love the most. We have had a team in the area responding through the distribution of clothing, plastic tarps, water buckets, and essential survival items.

Read more: June 2008

I've been reading the life story of Annie (Dyck) Buhler this week. She served with MB Mission in Colombia and Panama for almost 40 years. Her gifts were in education and discipleship. Annie's adventure in mission led her to the jungle on the border of Colombia and Panama where she supported our church planting efforts in that challenging region. Her good friend Herta Voth (who also served with MB Mission for many years in that region) remembers her as a gifted servant who lived generously and with humility. Annie finished the race well. Although Herta is officially retired, she continues to run a good race.

Read more: May 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