Contributed by Andrew Hamilton on Oct 26, 2002
Stuart Robinson says ‘Jesus modelled what it means to have a missionary heart in coming to earth, to seek us out. His cultural sacrifice, of giving up heaven to save humanity, is the apex of missionary strategy. If He could give up the glories of heaven, we could give up Western dress,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 19, 2009
Missionary Encounters Ants
Steven Cook tells of reading an account of a missionary from India: "The Lord must have desired to teach me something through the "ants" because He allowed me to come in contact with enough of them! The encyclopedia says there are more ants than any other insect. It
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 11, 2010
Missionary Martyred in India
That reminds me of a story I read about a missionary in India last month who was constructing a new church when he was killed by an extremist anti-Christian group. He had gone to a nearby town to purchase materials for the final phase of construction but never
Sermon Illustration: This is a true story not just an illustration. The year was 1985. I was on my very first international mission’s trip into Old Mexico. We were taking a van full of clothes, sound equipment, pots and pans etc. to a missionary in one of the dump areas of Monterrey. As we
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Mar 27, 2001
David Brainerd, the famous missionary to the American Indians, proclaimed this truth throughout his ministry. He said, “I never got away from Jesus and Him crucified in my preaching. I found that once these people were gripped by the great evangelical meaning of Christ’s sacrifice
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Apr 12, 2001
In the villages of Northern India a missionary was preaching in a bazaar. As he closed, a Muslim gentleman came up and said, "You must admit we have one thing you have not, and it is better than anything you have."
The missionary smiled and said, "I should be pleased to hear what it is."
Contributed by Dana Chau on Dec 16, 2002
The missionary decided to give the goat to the tribal leader as a gesture of kindness to build the trust needed to share the love of God. In return, the tribal leader gave the missionary his walking stick.
Without the goat milk, the missionary became weaker and weaker over the next couple of
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 5, 2001
On the Lord’s day a group of missionaries and believers in New Guinea were gathered together to observe the Lord’s Supper. After one young man sat down, a missionary recognized that a sudden tremor had passed through the young man’s body that indicated he was under a great nervous strain. Then in a
Contributed by Joel Santos on Sep 23, 2004
Philippine Missionary Fellowship, Inc. is a mission-organization founded in 1957. It is now 46 years old. Members, workers, leaders and sponsors have come and go but the mission of the Lord is continuously growing and doing mightily in the sight of God. At present, there are 260 workers in the
Contributed by Stephen Wright on Oct 9, 2005
A missionary in Africa experienced great difficulty in trying to translate the Gospel of John into the local dialect. He faced the problem of finding a word for believe. He continued to do his best, but he always had to leave a blank space when he came to that particular word. Then one day a runner
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Dec 14, 2005
Charles Leber, a Presbyterian missionary, was in Westphalia, Germany at a clinic for handicapped children. A wealthy businessman came to tour the facilities and said to the doctor, “These are very pathetic children. What ratio of cures do you get? How many go back to normal life?” “About 1 in
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Feb 11, 2002
: Don Richardson was a missionary to the cannibalistic, headhunting Sawi tribe of Irian Jaya, Indonesia. Try as he would, he could not find a way to make the people understand the gospel message, especially the significance of Christ’s atoning death on the cross.
Sawi villages were constantly
Serving as a missionary in Western Siberia, Russia, I had the privilege of sharing the gospel to 150 students in a Technical School in Chelyabinsk. The students were attentive but dubious. One young man asked a question that many were thinking. Nickolai said, "For seventy years we have lived under
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Apr 17, 2002
A missionary was seated on a plane next to a well-dressed young man and they soon began conversing. The missionary asked him what he did for a living. He answered, “I’m in big business.” “So am I,” replied the missionary. With that the young man remarked, “I cover the entire U.S. with my
Contributed by Kenneth Henes on Jun 23, 2004
At a religious festival in Brazil, a missionary was going from booth to booth, examining the wares. He saw a sign above one booth: "Cheap Crosses." He thought to himself, "That’s what many Christians are looking for
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 27, 2006
More Missionaries: Trustees of the Southern Baptist International Mission Board recently appointed 116 missionaries—the second-largest group of new missionaries in
Contributed by Myron Loss on Jun 9, 2006
Adonirum Judson, the renowned missionary to Burma, endured untold hardships trying to reach the lost for Christ. For seven heartbreaking years he suffered hunger and privation. During this time he was thrown into Ava Prison, and for 17 months he was subjected to almost incredible mistreatment. As
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 26, 2007
Illustration: A missionary in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, reports that recently an African pastor passed through on his way home to Chad, where civil war was raging. "What would you like to take to complete your forty-four pounds of baggage allowance?" asked the missionary. "Sugar? Powdered milk?
Contributed by Scott Epperson on Apr 1, 2007
Illustration: Missionaries teaching Indians of Gospel of Peace. No word for peace. Finally concluded with a heart that sets down.
Parallel: Some have know answer or word for what they are feeling only they feel the loss inside them and in their life. Many times we try to feel the void, only making
Contributed by Jim Kilson on Mar 3, 2006
Suffering the Rats: A missionary was assigned to some remote islands in the Pacific. After three months, he sent a fax to mission headquarters: "I’m being plagued by rats. What shall I do?" Soon a crate arrived, filled with rattraps. However, hardly a month later the missionary sent a second fax