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Who Is a Missionary? (VIDEO)

By Tom Mills, Feb 14, 2019

When you think about a missionary, serving God, what do you picture? Is it a seminary grad sailing to a foreign land or a pastor in a remote mountain village preaching the gospel to an unreached tribe?

Many Christians who have a heart for missions don't feel like they have the right gifts to be a missionary. Allow us to introduce you to men and women serving God and building His Church using vocational skills that you might not picture as missionaries. You'll meet a potter, a graphic designer, a counselor, a concert organist, an entrepreneur, and a technology professional.

Could God be calling you to be a full time missionary? Sometimes the very skills we may think disqualify us from being a missionary are the very ones that God will use for His glory. 

Watch and see how God is using people just like you to build His Church. 

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Give thanks for the work God is doing in South Asia in the wake of COVID lockdown relief. Ask God to grow the new believers who came to faith in Christ as a result.

Pray for the national pastors serving in Mexico and Cuba, many of whom are bi-vocational, and the work God is doing among them.

Pray for the people of Mati, Greece, who are responding with spiritual openness following disaster response efforts of the Greek Evangelical Church and MTW. 

Pray for national pastor Giotis Kantartzis and missionaries Philip and Kay Luther serving in Athens, Greece, as they work toward a vision of expansive church-planting in a region that is hungry for truth.

Pray today for the unreached living in Central Asia, as well as for the local believers and missionaries hoping to reach them. Pray for relationships and conversations of faith. 

Pray for those who God is calling to missions, that God would clarify their call, and equip them to serve Him.

Pray for church-planting work to increase and bear much fruit in strategic cities around the world that are filling with diverse international populations.

Pray that God would meet the needs of itinerating and long-serving missionaries, raising up their financial and prayer support.

Pray for the "Timothys" in Muslim-majority West Africa who are growing in their Christian faith and teaching others. 

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