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23 Nov 21
by
Tom Mills
in
Video

Both/And: Reaching the Nations Locally and Globally (A Video)

Yes, God has given us opportunities to reach the nations locally, but it’s not an either/or situation, it’s got to be a both/and.

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12 Nov 21
by
Andrew Shaughnessy

Missionaries in West Africa Use Sustainable Farming Techniques to Love Their Neighbors and Further the Gospel

An agriculture development program is helping African Christians become food self-sufficient and have extra resources for kingdom work.

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09 Nov 21
by
Lloyd Kim

We Are Not in Control

Recognizing that we are not in control can be a path to peace in times of turmoil if we will take refuge in Christ.

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02 Nov 21
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Chiba Tokyo Japan

“Coincidence” Becomes Calling: Debbie Pixley’s Journey From Automotive Engineer to MTW Missionary

Debbie didn't plan on missions—or Japan—but God lined things up, one after another, to set Debbie on a path for His purposes.

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26 Oct 21
by
Kristy Holliday
in
Mexico Monterrey

Stories From the Border: God’s Faithfulness Among Sojourners

Living just a short walk from the border means that we regularly meet and have opportunity to serve those who are passing through.

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19 Oct 21
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Athens Greece

More Than Drops in the Bucket: Loving Refugees in Greece

A little church in Greece is taking on the refugee crisis with the love of Christ.

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12 Oct 21
by
Anthony English

If God Has Chosen, Why Evangelize and Participate in Global Missions?

As someone who loves sharing the gospel, one of my main concerns with Calvinism was how it relates to evangelism and global missions.

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05 Oct 21
by
Tom Mills
in
Video

Why We Still Send Missionaries (VIDEO)

In this global world, are missionaries still needed? MTW missionaries and national partners share why the answer is unquestionably yes.

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28 Sep 21
by
JH

God Is on the Move in the Midst of the Afghanistan Crisis: How Believers Can Help

We've already started visiting new Afghan families in our community and found them open to talk with us and let us pray for them.

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21 Sep 21
by
Andrew Shaughnessy

7 Churches; 500 Congregants; 0 Pastors: Problems and Potential in Sierra Leone

A growing network of churches sounds like a dream. But there’s just one problem. The Presbyterian Church of Sierra Leone has no pastors.

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07 Sep 21
by
Megan Fowler
in
News

On a Missions Mission

MTW leaders have been thinking through where they would love to see new churches established and what it would take to make them a reality.

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31 Aug 21
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Acapulco Mexico

Ellen Barnett: The Extraordinary Life of MTW’s Last Original Missionary

Over nearly half a century of service, Ellen has helped start churches, a presbytery, a music program, a school, and even a seminary.

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20 Aug 21
by
Esaie Etienne
in
Gonaives Haiti

Haitians Endure Immense Suffering in Wake of 7.2 Earthquake

About 650,000 people (40% of Haiti’s population) are still in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

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17 Aug 21
by
Heather Sport

Life on Life: What I Learned From Refugees During My Internship

During my internship I spent a lot of time with the refugee women I was teaching. I underestimated how much God would use them to teach me.

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10 Aug 21
by
Tom Mills
in
Odessa Ukraine Video

Lauren Stovall: Meeting Prayer Partners and Supporters (VIDEO)

In this second video highlighting Lauren's missionary journey to Ukraine, we follow along as Lauren raises financial and prayer support.

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03 Aug 21
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Cambodia Uganda Kampala Phnom Penh

The Pandemic Isn’t Over Yet: Many of our Global Communities Continue to Suffer

For many of us, it feels like the pandemic is over. Yet in much of the world, the crisis is the worst and deadliest it has ever been.

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27 Jul 21
by
Tom Mills
in
Odessa Ukraine Video

Meet Lauren Stovall (VIDEO)

As an elementary and middle school art teacher, Lauren never imagined God would call her overseas, let alone to Ukraine. But He did.

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13 Jul 21
by
The Lupton Family
in
Bogota Colombia Video

What Is Missionary Life Like for Kids in Colombia? (VIDEO)

Join the Lupton kids as they give us a video tour of a typical day in their lives as missionary kids in Bogota, Colombia.

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29 Jun 21
by
Lloyd Kim

True Life, Abundant Life

A friend confessed wanting to spend his wealth on luxuries for himself and his family, but he knew they wouldn't bring lasting joy.

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22 Jun 21
by
Andrew Shaughnessy

Stewarding Our Blessings: Accountant Mary Randolph Follows God's Lead

Did God really call accountants to the mission field? She wasn’t so sure. And yet, the call was unmistakable.

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15 Jun 21
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Berlin SE Berlin SW Germany

A Pandemic Ignites a Surge of Life and Death Conversations in Burdened Berlin

The pandemic shook people in Berlin in a way they hadn’t been shaken before. And when people had life and death questions, they came to Jay.

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08 Jun 21
by
Andrew Shaughnessy

6 Ways God Used the Pandemic to Open Doors for Gospel Ministry in Senegal

Jim was concerned about what would happen to the community of believers when the lockdowns hit. But God had bigger plans.

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01 Jun 21
by
Lloyd Kim
in
Netherlands Netherlands

From the Coordinator: Join the Story

We asked our field leaders, "If God were to send many more workers, what new kingdom advancing goals would you like to accomplish?"

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25 May 21
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Czech Republic

As MTW Missionaries Retire, Czech Christians Rise to the Challenge to Grow Local Church

Growing up in the Czech Republic, Roman had no interest in Christianity. Now an elder, he sees himself as a legacy of faithful missionaries.

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18 May 21
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Chiba Tokyo Japan

A Tale of Two Ministries: God at Work in Endings and Beginnings in Japan

Two ministries in Japan are at exciting turning points, both looking forward to God's continued work in and through them for His kingdom.

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11 May 21
by
Andrew Shaughnessy

Harnessing Hospitality: One Man’s Journey to Become a Church Planter in South Asia

As God impressed on Arjun's heart that "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few," Arjun knew he wanted to answer the call.

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27 Apr 21
by
Mandy*

Five Ways to Love Stateside Missionaries

Some missionaries are "stuck" at home for longer than expected due to global travel restrictions. How the church can show encouragement?

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20 Apr 21
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Italy Lecce

The First Italian Pastor in the PCA Returns Home to Church Plant

When Vincenzo noticed there weren't enough pastors in Italy, he decided he'd become one. He then applied the same logic to church planting.

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13 Apr 21
by
Katy B.

My Ministry Isn’t Always Successful: What Missionaries Are Hesitant to Talk About

Missionaries are often hesitant to share what they consider failures. But Jesus is more interested in our walk with Him than our "success."

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06 Apr 21
by
Michelle Cain
in
Honduras La Ceiba Mercy Video

First a Lockdown, Then Two Hurricanes: Impact and Response in Honduras (VIDEO)

COVID lockdowns meant residents could not leave their homes for days at a time. Then two hurricanes devastated the already struggling area.

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30 Mar 21
by
Megan Fowler
in
Church planting

Pandemic Presents Challenges for Missionaries Abroad

Several missionaries get real about their experiences in the field and the unique stresses that COVID-19 has placed on them.

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23 Mar 21
by
Staff

Too Old For Instagram: How to Make a Difference With Missions Later in Life

Hear from two couples who started their second careers as missionaries later in life—after careers, kids, and moving into retirement.

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16 Mar 21
by
Kay Burklin
in
Athens Audio Mercy Greece

Refugees: What You Don’t Hear on the News Interview with Philip and Joy Kirkland (AUDIO)

Kay Burklin and Carolyn Morris interview MTW missionaries, Philip and Joy Kirkland, on a new podcast about ministering among refugees.

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09 Mar 21
by
Andrew Shaughnessy

Pandemic, Missions, and Loneliness: Q&A with MTW’s Member Care Network

As we’ve spoken with MTW missionaries over this last year, one theme has come up over and over again—that of loneliness and anxiety.

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01 Mar 21
by
Claire Elyse Rodger
in
Addis Ababa Ethiopia Video

Asnaketch: Transformed in Ethiopia (VIDEO)

Asnaketch’s life was falling apart. She was sick from cancer and her husband turned against her. But God had a story of redemption to tell.

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23 Feb 21
by
Ellie Honea
in
Japan Tokyo

Lost in Tokyo as a New Missionary

I was simply making the three-minute drive from a parking garage in Ginza to choir practice to pick up equipment. How did I get so lost?

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16 Feb 21
by
John Stevenson*

A Providential Picnic: Coffee, Conversation, and Considering Adam

What started with a God-ordained conversation one evening became a small group of men studying the origin of sin and our need for a savior.

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09 Feb 21
by
Bryan McReynolds
in
Adoany Madagascar

The Sakalava Church Matured Before My Eyes

Not long ago the Sakalava were steeped in ancestor worship and spirit possession. Now believers are leading a church grounded in God's Word.

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02 Feb 21
by
Katy B.

A Firm Foundation

This year of pandemic has upended basic life struggles and taken many of us into areas that feel more fearful, more anxiety-inducing.

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26 Jan 21
by
Eowyn Stoddard

What Do Missions and Childbirth Have in Common?

What is true on a physical level about childbirth, is also true on a spiritual level about the labor of love called missions.

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12 Jan 21
by
Lloyd Kim

2020 Prepared Us All For Missions

What we have all been experiencing these past 10 months is very similar to the stress that first-year missionaries experience.

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05 Jan 21
by
Andrew Shaughnessy

Church Plants in the Former Soviet Bloc Bear Gospel Fruit

After the fall of the Soviet Union, a huge wave of missionaries poured in, and that tilled ground is bearing fruit 30 years later.

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29 Dec 20
by
Andrew Shaughnessy

Gifts to MTW’s Compassion Fund Helped Communities Around the Globe During COVID-19

In 17 countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, the Compassion Fund helped feed those most impacted by COVID-19.­

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22 Dec 20
by
Andrew Shaughnessy

A Multigenerational Dream for Global Missions

Grace Chung's missionary service continues a legacy her grandfather initiated when he was still in North Korea.

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15 Dec 20
by
Alli Hazrati

Serving Solo

Being single on the mission field had its challenges. Looking back, it is so clear how it also presented unique opportunities.

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08 Dec 20
by
Andrew Shaughnessy

Remote Tribe in a Muslim-Majority Country Thrives as a Gospel Partnership Bears Fruit

A traditionally animist tribe, in a Muslim-majority country, has become a growing, thriving, missional community of faith.

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04 Dec 20
by
Staff
in
News

MTW Reducing Medical, Eliminating Disaster Response Teams

MTW will reduce medical trips and will no longer send MTW-led disaster response teams to our mission fields.

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01 Dec 20
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Addis Ababa Ethiopia Mercy

A Mercy Ministry in Ethiopia’s Slums Bears Gospel Fruit During COVID-19

When the virus arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, MTW missionaries working in the capital city’s slums feared the worst.

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24 Nov 20
by
Andrew Shaughnessy

Planting, Harvesting, and Sharing: Joe Timberlake's Kingdom Legacy

The Timberlakes wanted to do more than just support their local church. So they sought out ways to get involved with global missions.

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17 Nov 20
by
Lloyd Kim

From the Coordinator: How Does Racial Justice Relate to Missions?

Teaching disciples to obey everything that Jesus commands impacts everything, including how we think about racial justice.

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10 Nov 20
by
David Choi
in
Church planting

God Orchestrates a Partnership in the South Pacific

After 40+ years in New Zealand, Samoan pastor Uaita Levi is back in Samoa partnering with MTW to bring revitalization to the Islands.

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03 Nov 20
by
Paul Hadik

View From the Church: Our Vision for the Pacific Islands

City Church Honolulu is bridging the Pacific with a vision for reaching Micronesians at home and abroad.

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27 Oct 20
by
Tom Mills
in
Cape Town South Africa Video

Recapturing Universities for Christ in Cape Town, South Africa (VIDEO)

The McGintys connect with university students by offering seminars and community that lead to deeper relationships and faith discussions.

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20 Oct 20
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Mercy Nicaragua

Called to the Hard Places

MTW Missionary Bethany Alms spearheads gospel-centered trauma healing groups in Nicaragua.

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13 Oct 20
by
Andrew Shaughnessy

What Does Racial Justice Have to Do With Missions?

We asked three MTW missionaries of color.

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06 Oct 20
by
Andrew Shaughnessy

Introducing ... Virtual Mission Trips!

When the pandemic canceled international travel, Martha Bateman took MTW's short-term mission trips online.

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29 Sep 20
by
Tom Mills
in
Japan Nagoya Video

One Day in Nagoya, Japan, With Amy Newsome (VIDEO)

Veteran missionary Amy Newsome walks us through a typical day of her life on the field in Nagoya, Japan.

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22 Sep 20
by
Tom Mills
in
Church planting Video

What Is Itineration? (VIDEO)

David Choi, missionary to Australasia, shares his journey through the support-raising season known as itineration.

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15 Sep 20
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Lviv Ukraine

Building the Church Planter’s Toolbox: The Long-Term Impact of Ukraine’s Publishing Ministry

MTW’s publishing ministry in L’viv, now with over 250 Reformed resources, is equipping a generation of Ukrainian church planters.

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08 Sep 20
by
Claire Elyse Rodger
in
Berlin SW Odessa Germany Ukraine

One Day with Robin Price: Prayer Walking in Berlin (VIDEO)

Follow along on a prayer journey vision trip as an MTW missionary learns how she can take the ministry of prayer walking back to Ukraine.

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01 Sep 20
by
David Stoddard

10 Things to Do During Tumult

We know storms are a part of life, so why has COVID-19 left many of us feeling anchorless? Here are 10 ways to steady our souls.

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25 Aug 20
by
Claire Elyse Rodger
in
Berlin SW Germany Video

Brian & Megan Moore's Call to Berlin (VIDEO)

Brian and Megan knew they were called to missions. But it took changing how they prayed to recognize God's unique call to Berlin.

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18 Aug 20
by
John & Esther*
in
Church planting

When God Calls a Muslim Family to Faith

When new believers met MTW missionaries, their hunger for discipleship encouraged their hosts with an image of how God transforms families.

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11 Aug 20
by
Tom Mills
in
Video

David Choi: Korean Americans Have Unique Missions Opportunities (VIDEO)

As David interacted with internationals, he began to realize God how could use his unique background for the kingdom.

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06 Aug 20
by
Staff
in
Japan

When COVID Shut Down School, Japanese Kindergartner "Especially Missed Praying"

During the COVID-19 shutdown a Japanese kindergartner asked his non-Christian mother if they could start praying together.

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04 Aug 20
by
Joseph N*

Teaching Scripture in the Context of ISIS

While teaching from Nehemiah in the Middle East, a missionary was asked whether it was OK to see revenge for his sister's murder by ISIS.

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28 Jul 20
by
Tom Mills
in
Church planting Video

Challenge Accepted: California Churches Take on the 1% Challenge (VIDEO)

Four California pastors challenge the PCA with practical ideas for mobilizing 1% of church members to global missions.

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21 Jul 20
by
Omar Ortiz
in
Cusco Peru

My Prayer Journey to Cusco

Last year MTW's Hispanic RADD team took a vision trip to Peru and emerged with a renewed focus on the importance of prayer in missions.

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13 Jul 20
by
Claire & Murray Rodger, Tom Mills
in
Japan Tokyo Video

Celebrating 10 Churches in 10 Years in Tokyo (VIDEO)

"To plant a church in the city center of Tokyo is difficult. Ten churches in 10 years is remarkable. It is clearly a work of God."

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07 Jul 20
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Germany

Stuck in Germany by COVID-19 Lockdowns, a Muslim Man Comes to Christ

As missionaries felt the fatigue and discouragement of prolonged stress, God showed up with a reminder that He is the One doing the work.

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30 Jun 20
by
Claire Elyse Rodger
in
Addis Ababa Ethiopia Video

COVID-19: Jason & Gizaw in Ethiopia (VIDEO)

In the Suki neighborhood where the Ethiopia ACT team ministers, COVID-19 has meant no work and hunger for an already vulnerable population.

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23 Jun 20
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
New York City United States

COVID-19, the Big Apple, and Loving Our Neighbor

When the pandemic froze New York City in its tracks, an MTW missionary couple leapt into action.

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19 Jun 20
by
Anthony English

What Does Juneteenth Have to Do With Global Missions?

Juneteenth is an important holiday for African Americans commemorating the end of slavery. It also reminds us of our gospel mandate.

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16 Jun 20
by
Bryan McReynolds
in
Adoany Madagascar

Praying for Lemurs

In the jungles of Nosy Be, Madagascar, a young Sakalava believer discovers the power of prayer.

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09 Jun 20
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Belize Haiti Malawi Uganda

MTW Compassion Funds Feed the Starving During Global Pandemic

As quarantines continue, people are beginning to starve. MTW missionaries, acting as the hands and feet of Christ, are responding.

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02 Jun 20
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Honduras La Ceiba Mercy

The Accidental Relief Program: COVID-19 in Honduras

In Honduras, the lockdown was total and immediate. MTW missionaries immediately thought of their neighbors who would need groceries—fast.

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28 May 20
by
Kevin & Jan Rutledge
in
Germany

The Christians Were Different: A Doctor's COVID-19 Reckoning

An Iranian doctor working in Germany during the COVID-19 crisis noticed that the Christians coming to the hospital were calm amid chaos.

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26 May 20
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Panama Panama City

And to the Ends of the Earth

When a remote jungle community needed the gospel, nothing could stand in Tony Elswick's way. Not even quicksand.

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19 May 20
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Gonaives Haiti Mercy

Haiti's Political Chaos Disrupts a Fruitful Ministry

Even before COVID-19, unprecedented challenges of political turmoil disrupted ministry efforts in Haiti. But God remains at work.

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12 May 20
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Japan Tokyo

Karaoke Confessional: Missionary Finds an Unlikely Avenue for Ministry

For one MTW missionary, karaoke has provided surprising opportunities to speak the truth of the gospel into the lives of Japanese friends.

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05 May 20
by
Tom Mills

The Need for Discipleship in Africa (VIDEO)

As a pandemic rages throughout the continent, MTW Africa moves forward with a clear vision to transform the church through discipleship.

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28 Apr 20
by
Roberto Tanzie
in
Madrid Spain

Pandemia y Prayer in Madrid

MTW Missionary Roberto Tanzie reflects on the pandemic in Madrid and how Spain got to this point.

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21 Apr 20
by
Claire Hutchinson Rodger

Inside MTW's Prayer Ministry (Video)

COVID-19 serves as a reminder that even more than evangelism, more than teaching, more than discipleship, prayer is the primary work.

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14 Apr 20
by
Staff

Missions Amid Pandemic: A Global Perspective

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow, MTW missionaries are facing new challenges, and holding fast to the hope of the gospel.

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07 Apr 20
by
Staff

There’s Purpose in My Suffering: Stories from Refugees

God is at work in the midst of this pandemic, drawing people to Himself. Let these stories be a reminder of the powerful God we serve.

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31 Mar 20
by
Lloyd Kim

From the Coordinator: What Will We Endure for the Great Commission?

Jesus enters into the suffering, shame, and isolation of the most vulnerable. This is the pattern He sets for us.

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26 Mar 20
by
Lloyd Kim
in
Video

Could COVID-19 Bring Revival to the Church? (VIDEO)

A timely message from MTW Coordinator Lloyd Kim.

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24 Mar 20
by
Cartee Bales

A Mighty Fortress During COVID-19

In 1527, as the Black Death struck Germany, Luther was ordered to leave along with his fellow professors. Instead, he stayed to minister.

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10 Mar 20
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Gonaives Haiti

Haitian Children Entrenched in Voodoo Encounter Christ

When five siblings steeped in Voodoo began to consider the generosity of their Christian school, they encountered the generosity of Christ.

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03 Mar 20
by
David Diaso
in
Audio Baja Mexico

What God Is Doing in Mexico and Cuba (Audio)

MTW Missionary Dave Diaso shares what God is doing in Mexico and Cuba and how you can get involved.

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25 Feb 20
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Canada First Nations

A Foundation of Friendship: Short-Term Mission Teams Build Bridges in Canada’s First Nations Reserves

In a context of cultural richness and spiritual poverty, laborers are working to ensure that the light of Christ is seen and truth heard.

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18 Feb 20
by
Mark Bocanegra
in
Chiba Tokyo Japan

What God Is Doing in Japan (Audio)

MTW missionary Mark Bocanegra shares what God is doing in Japan and how you can participate.

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11 Feb 20
by
Carli Kim Guin

A Path 270 Intern Shares Her Faith With Refugees

Just a few months ago I had never met anyone who had to flee their own country for safety. Now, I do life with these people.

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04 Feb 20
by
Staff
in
Audio

How to Promote and Strengthen Missions in Your Church (Audio)

Leaders share from breakout sessions on how church leadership can promote missions, and how should churches and missionaries communicate?

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28 Jan 20
by
Dan Iverson

The Priority of Proactive Church Planting

MTW Japan Director Dan Iverson emphasizes the need to refocus on church planting to see significant growth.

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21 Jan 20
by
Dave Diaso
in
Audio

How to Work With Missionaries (Audio)

Missionary Dave Diaso shares some from his experience about the different ways we can partner with missionaries to help further the gospel.

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14 Jan 20
by
Staff
in
Kampala Uganda

Preparing Leaders for Ministry in Uganda

In Uganda, missionaries are getting national leaders ready to step further into ministry.

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07 Jan 20
by
Mark Bocanegra
in
Audio

Starting a Missions Culture in Your Church (AUDIO)

Missionary Mark Bocanegra examines scripture to help answer the questions of “What is a missions culture?” and “How do you cultivate it?”

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31 Dec 19
by
Andrew Shaughnessy

Just Do It: Fran & Kay Williams’ Lifelong Stewardship Journey

"Over the years, we’ve heard so many stories that make you think, ‘Wow, what a huge impact a small amount of money can have!’”

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24 Dec 19
by
Lloyd Kim

The Rich Young Ruler

Jesus exposes the things that we hold on to for our significance, value, and security.

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17 Dec 19
by
Andrew Shaughnessy

Kicked Out: Our Plan “B” was His Plan “A”

Facing persecution and kicked out of their country of service, MTW missionaries in the Middle East stand strong.

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10 Dec 19
by
Andrew Shaughnessy

Kicked Out: Pain, the Police, and the Sovereignty of God

God used the process of being kicked out to cleanse their hearts and teach them to depend more intimately on Him as a loving Father.

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03 Dec 19
by
Andrew Shaughnessy

Kicked Out: Reframing the Call to Missions

When Benjamin was kicked out of East Asia, he knew his missions work would continue. His calling was to a people, not to a location.

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27 Nov 19
by
Andrew Shaughnessy

Kicked Out: The Personal Toll of Missionary Expulsion

“It was absolutely devastating for our family. The initial shock of it, seeing my kids scream, being pulled away from me—that was dramatic."

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26 Nov 19
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Mercy

A Transformative Vision: Caring for Trafficking Survivors in Southeast Asia

Eugene envisioned a clinic for the most vulnerable—trafficking survivors, rescued out of Southeast Asia's notorious red light districts.

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21 Nov 19
by
Stephen Young
in
Japan

A Generational Legacy of the Korean Church in Japan

When a Japanese woman told her Korean pastor she knew the grandson of missionary Luther Young, the pastor immediately invited him to Osaka.

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19 Nov 19
by
Lloyd Kim

From the Coordinator: Facing Spiritual Attack

God has richly blessed MTW's work. At the same time—I don’t think it's coincidental—we're experiencing what I believe is spiritual attack.

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12 Nov 19
by
Jeff Brumlow
in
Costa Rica San Jose

Costa Rica 2.0: Cahaba Park PCA Returns on Mission

Yes, God can use a 54-year-old attorney from Alabama for His kingdom’s work and teach him something in the process.

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05 Nov 19
by
Eowyn Stoddard
in
Berlin SW Germany

Behold the Power of Prayer

A recent prayer journey in Berlin had a powerful impact on an ailing refugee woman and on the trip participants praying over her.

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29 Oct 19
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Bangkok Church planting Thailand

An Incremental Journey: From Interns to Long-Term Missionaries

John and Julie’s journey wasn’t rooted in a single dramatic moment. It was a slow, step-by-step process of following the Spirit’s leading.

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24 Oct 19
by
18.26 Network
in
Japan Tokyo

A Love for Japan: A Vocational Missionary Story

After serving for a two years as an MTW intern in Japan, Anna McLendon is returning as a vocational missionary through the 18.26 Network.

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22 Oct 19
by
Andrew Shaughnessy

Grow as a Global Ministry Leader

Hungry to make an impact? MTW is forging the cross-cultural missions leaders of the future.

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08 Oct 19
by
Claire Elyse Rodger
in
Addis Ababa Ethiopia Video

Working Together to Plant Churches in Ethiopia (VIDEO)

Five Ethiopian nationals and an MTW missionary work together as a team to help build the church in their lower-income community.

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26 Sep 19
by
Katy Freeman
in
Japan Tokyo

Broken Beauty: Finding the Gospel in Japanese Culture

What if there is beauty in that which is not perfect? In that which was broken and made new?

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26 Sep 19
by
Andrew Shaughnessy

Hurricane Dorian Devastates Bahamas

MTW is responding to the devastation and psychological trauma. Check back regularly as we post updates to the evolving situation.

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24 Sep 19
by
Elisabeth Cary

Blue Knitting Needles

A grandmother’s influence and faithful prayers resonate from generation to generation

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17 Sep 19
by
Staff
in
Audio

Now What? Responding To Domestic Trafficking Part 2 (AUDIO)

Listen as Regina Castillo, Susan Carter, and Theresa Wolfe area share about what they do to fight human trafficking and how we can help.

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03 Sep 19
by
Roger W. Lowther

Pearls and the People of God

What if God created oysters to perpetually re-enact the gospel story? What if pearls point to Jesus?

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29 Aug 19
by
Joy Kirkland
in
Athens Audio Mercy Greece

Now What? Responding to Trafficking in Athens, Greece (AUDIO)

In this West Coast Equip seminar, Joy Kirkland speaks more about the trafficking situation in Greece, teaching us how to respond.

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27 Aug 19
by
Brett Rayl

Making Space for Transcendence in Secular Japan

Japan is one of the least religious nations in the world. How does this influence how we do ministry?

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22 Aug 19
by
Claire Hutchinson Rodger
in
Addis Ababa Ethiopia Video

Why We Work With Local Believers (VIDEO)

Watch and see how God is knitting a team of missionaries and national partners in Africa together to have a greater impact on the kingdom.

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20 Aug 19
by
Beth Raub
in
Audio

Equip Missions Training — Fighting Human Trafficking: Beth Raub on Domestic Trafficking (AUDIO)

Beth Raub introduces us to the startling realities of trafficking of all kinds happening in our backyards.

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15 Aug 19
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Tom Mills
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Video

Can Arts Also Be Missions? (VIDEO)

Art builds bridges between cultures, creates community, and provides a window into hearts.

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13 Aug 19
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Tom Mills
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Church planting Video

Exilic Church Embraces 1% Challenge to Raise Up Missionaries (VIDEO)

Until recently, Manhattan's Exilic Church wasn't focused on missions. Now they're strategically raising up both go-ers and senders.

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