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  • Author And Pastor Calvin Miller Says He Thinks ...  PRO

    Contributed by Richard Burkey on May 19, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,048 views

    Author and pastor Calvin Miller says he thinks the most vibrant missionaries he has met are medical doctors serving in lonely outposts of the Arab world. These physicians and nurses are aware that in winning a Muslim to Christ, they condemn their converts to ostracism and persecution—even ...read more

  • Thank You, Sensei Don

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Feb 12, 2012
     | 676 views

    THANK YOU, SENSEI DON Dr. Don Sisk, the former president of the mission board I'm with, BIMI, tells of winning an old "papa-sahn" to Christ, the father of one of the ladies in his church. He had such a grateful spirit for Dr. Sisk, whom they referred to as "Sensei Don" which means "Teacher Don." ...read more

  • Wearing 30,000 Bibles

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Feb 26, 2012
     | 890 views

    WEARING 30,000 BIBLES Years ago a missionary returned to England for a brief furlough after many years of faithful service in India. He was invited to a dinner at a great summer resort where he met many women of prominence and position. After dinner he went to his room and penned a ...read more

  • That's My Country

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Mar 11, 2012
     | 1,010 views

    THAT'S MY COUNTRY George Shultz, when Secretary of State during the Reagan administration, kept a large globe in his office. When newly appointed ambassadors had an interview with him and when ambassadors returning from their posts for their first visit with him were leaving his office, Shultz ...read more

  • Nathan Barlow--Missionary ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 6, 2012
     | 984 views

    NATHAN BARLOW--MISSIONARY DOCTOR Nathan Barlow was a missionary Doctor to Ethiopia. He served there for over 60 years primarily helping people with an affliction called Mossy Foot. This caused swelling and ulcers in the feet and lower legs and caused people to become social outcasts. When Nathan’s ...read more

  • The Door

    Contributed by Joe Bertone on Aug 27, 2012
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    THE DOOR There is a small metal door painted white in the side of a tiny mission church in Johannesburg South Africa. This door is changing lives. On it are painted the words “door of hope.” That is exactly what it is for various babies within the city. On average some forty to fifty babies were ...read more

  • Geddie's Mission

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Sep 2, 2012
     | 717 views

    GEDDIE'S MISSION Dr. John Geddie was a Scots-Canadian missionary who was known as "the father of Presbyterian missions in the South Seas." In 1848 he pioneered missionary work in the New Hebrides islands, Aneityum (Anatom) and worked there for God for 24 years. On the tablet erected to his ...read more

  • A Missionary In The South Sea Islands For A ...

    Contributed by Tim Spear on Dec 3, 2012
     | 455 views

    A missionary in the South Sea Islands for a number of years was lying on his back in several inches of water reaching up in his boat, trying to repair the inboard motor. He had to get in that position to fix it, and it was a dirty, hot, scummy business. This doctor was lying there doing that so he ...read more

  • Joanne Shetler Spent Years In The Philippines ...

    Contributed by Tim Spear on Dec 3, 2012
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    Joanne Shetler spent years in the Philippines with the Balangao people, translating the Bible into their language and trying to tell them the good news of the Savior. But it was slow going. One day Ama, a man who had “adopted” her as his Balangao daughter, picked up an English New Testament from ...read more

  • A Great Mission Statement  PRO

    Contributed by Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 14, 2014
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,846 views

    Sign on a Pastor’s desk: "I’m just a NOBODY telling EVERYBODY about ...read more

  • The Love Of Christ Alone

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 22, 2010
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    THE LOVE OF CHRIST ALONE When Hudson Taylor was director of the China Inland Mission, he often interviewed candidates for the mission field. On one occasion, he met with a group of applicants to determine their motivations for service. "And why do you wish to go as a foreign missionary?" he ...read more

  • William Carey: When God Pleases

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 22, 2010
     | 536 views

    WILLIAM CAREY: WHEN GOD PLEASES In 1786 William Carey, a shoemaker/pastor from Northamptonshire, was burdened by the needs of the worlds people. He stood before a counsel of representatives at a ministerial meeting in Northampton. He explained his burden to share the gospel, the good news of ...read more

  • A Holy Minister In The Hands Of God

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 29, 2010
     | 480 views

    A HOLY MINISTER IN THE HANDS OF GOD We must heed the memorable words written by Robert Murray McCheyne to the Rev. Dan Edwards on 2 October 1840 after his ordination as a missionary to the Jews: "I trust you will have a pleasant and profitable time in Germany. I know you will apply hard to ...read more

  • John Henry Jowett Was Born In Halifax, England In ...

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Feb 6, 2011
     | 326 views

    John Henry Jowett was born in Halifax, England in 1864. He became Congregational pastor. He said on one occasion he saw seventy Salvation Army officers receive their commission for foreign service. That is seventy men being assigned to serve God in a foreign country. John Henry Jowett said ...read more

  • Paul Brand's Missionary Mother  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2011
    based on 6 ratings
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    PAUL BRAND'S MISSIONARY MOTHER Dr. Paul Brand, a well known doctor and author, was raised in India. His parents were missionaries there. In his book, titled "In His Image," he writes about his mother. It is one of the most touching stories I’ve ever read. He writes that when his mother was 75 ...read more

  • Blood Flows In The Bomokande  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 20, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
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    BLOOD FLOWS IN THE BOMOKANDE In November 1964, anarchy broke out in the Belgian Congo. Assemblies of God missionary J. W. Tucker knew he was at risk, but he stayed where God had placed him. One day, a mob attacked and killed him with sticks, clubs, fists, and broken bottles. They took his body, ...read more

  • God Vs. Voodoo

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 12, 2011
     | 1,350 views

    GOD VS. VOODOO Pastor Mike Breaux tells the story below when his daughter Jodie answered God's call to go into missions work: During her junior year of high school, Jodie struggled to find a faith of her own. She wanted to know in her heart that all of what she'd been taught to believe was ...read more

  • They're Not Ready For Heaven

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 25, 2011
     | 1,386 views

    THEY'RE NOT READY FOR HEAVEN The movie The End of the Spear tells the true story of five missionaries who gave their lives to reach the violent Waodoni tribe in the jungles of Ecuador in the 1950s. Led by Nate Saint, the missionaries were eager to reach the Waodoni people before they all died ...read more

  • The Mission Of David Livingstone  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 30, 2011
    based on 6 ratings
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    THE MISSION OF DAVID LIVINGSTONE The modern missionary movement really got started about 150 years ago with people who were concerned about the continent of Africa. There was a Scottish preacher by the name of Robert Moffatt who was serving in South Africa. He returned to Scotland to try to ...read more

  • Noble Savages

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 3, 2011
     | 497 views

    NOBLE SAVAGES For a while people have believed that our problems exist because we are too civilized. If we would just get back to nature and throw away all of the modern conveniences and the ideas found in the Christian religion, then we would be like the noble savages of old. A good ...read more