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  • Effective Investments

    We thank God for the prayers and sacrificial giving of His people that make the ministry of Faith Global Missions possible. Sometimes people ask me what dividends are yielded from their investment in missions. I recently had the opportunity to serve in Democratic Republic of... Read More
  • Missionary Retention

    If attrition is one side of a coin, retention is the other side.  Retention is more than reasons people don’t leave.  When we talk about missionary retention, we are talking about the positive reasons that keep missionaries in their jobs. The Engage! study, was... Read More
  • Missionary Competency

    A lack of professional training and equipping can contribute to attrition and ineffective ministry.  The work of missions is specialized, with language and culture challenges that require specialized training.  Missionary training should equip men and women to do a better job than they could without... Read More
  • The Truth of Missionary Attrition

    Many missionary candidates have insufficient theological education, ministry training, ministry experience, or spiritual maturity.  This creates a need for pre-departure theological, spiritual and ministry training.  Many leave for the mission field overconfident with unrealistic expectations and ultimately leave their missionary career because they were not... Read More
  • Introduction to Missionary Training

    Our family of six arrived at our first missionary assignment in Spain in the heat of summer.  Our four children ranged from 9-16 years old.  We thought we were in for the adventure of a lifetime.  We loved the people of Spain and had a... Read More
  • How I Gained 16 Granddaughters in One Day!

    A team from Faith church went to Dominican Republic to serve in Fundación Red Misericordia (Mercy Network Foundation) and one member found new granddaughters! Fundación Red Misericordia is a private orphanage overseen by Senora Olga Arocha.  The Fundación currently has three orphanage... Read More

Missions News From Around the World (mnnonline.org)

  • Mother’s Day gift that changes lives

    India (MNN) -- Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and you may be wondering what to do for your mom this year. Would you consider doing something really special? Something that breaks the mold? India Partners is offering a great way to honor... Read More
  • Damaris House celebrates one year

    Greece (MNN) – Damaris House, a ministry AMG International works with, is celebrating its one-year anniversary of serving women who’ve been human trafficked or are coming out of prostitution. Damaris House (Logo courtesy AMG International) The home is located in Greece, a country considered as... Read More
  • Trafficking in India: ministries getting to the root of the problem

    India (MNN) -- The latest report from the United States Department of State says human trafficking in India spiked at least 25 percent last year. Every hour, four women and girls enter prostitution in India -- three of them against their will. There are a few... Read More
  • Blasphemy charges dropped against Ahok post-election

    Indonesia (MNN) -- Last week, we talked about the election for governor of Jakarta, Indonesia that was littered with religiously-tinged attacks. The Christian governor running for re-election, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, had lost to the Muslim candidate, Anies Baswedan. At the time, Basuki, better known as... Read More
  • Asian Access celebrates 50 years of ministry

    Asia (MNN) -- What does the phrase ‘Jubilee in Jakarta’ bring to mind? Certainly, a celebration...probably one in Indonesia. You'd be right on both counts. Asian Access (A2), a ministry dedicated to leadership development and church planting in Asia, is marking what God has... Read More
  • Short-term missions, long-term impact

    International (MNN) -- Yesterday we talked about the problems of short-term missions and ways to fix them, but what does it take to actually get on a trip? Ken Ivins of AMG International might have some answers. It starts with a request. Church groups, school... Read More