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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)

  • Fighting reignites in the Philippines

    Philippines (MNN) -- Just when it seemed like things were settling down in the Philippines, conflict between government soldiers and ISIS-linked fighters reignited. Reserve soldiers in the Armed Forces of the Philippines. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) On Thursday, the Philippine army launched an air... Read More
  • Joy enters the jail, a story of healing

    United States (MNN) -- There is something precious about meeting with people in need, to hear their stories and offer comfort. It may not be comfortable or easy to shoulder someone else’s burdens in the process, but that act can open the door to... Read More
  • Flight ministry sees uptick in aid requests as DRC violence continues

    DRC (MNN) -- In 2016, the Democratic Republic of the Congo had more newly-displaced people than Syria or Iraq. According to the latest Global Report on Internal Displacement by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, 966,000 people fled their homes in the DRC last year, making it the... Read More
  • Filipino city attacked by extremists, martial law imposed

    Philippines (MNN) -- Acts of terrorism are on the rise in the Philippines. On Tuesday, militants loyal to ISIS attacked the southern city of Marawi, kidnapped a Catholic priest and over a dozen congregants, torched several buildings, and killed a police officer. The gunmen flooded... Read More
  • BiblePlus+ provides unique Gospel experience in Ghana

    Ghana (MNN) -- When God stirs His people to action, there’s no telling what they can accomplish. (Photo courtesy of OneWay Ministries) After recently asking people to donate to its BiblePlus+ audio Scripture project, OneWay Ministries realized just how true that statement is. “We... Read More
  • Jail ministry shares a message of healing

    United States (MNN) -- For about a year now, Forgotten Man Ministries and Set Free Ministries have joined together to meet with women in a county jail in West Michigan. When the women sign up for the class, they’re usually just looking for something... Read More