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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)

  • Earth Day, creation stewardship, and the Great Commission

    International (MNN) -- Tomorrow, April 22nd, is Earth Day. But as we talk about missions and outreach, what do things like recycling and planting trees have to do with the Great Commission? Gary Edmonds with Food for the Hungry offers his thoughts. “When we talk... Read More
  • Protests continue in crisis-swamped Venezuela

    Venezuela (MNN) -- In a move that usurped the power of the opposition-led National Assembly, Venezuela’s Supreme Court sparked protests across the nation on March 30th. Trans World Radio’s International Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, Steve Shantz, put it this... Read More
  • DOOR leader captivates FOBAI audience

    International (MNN) -- The Forum of Bible Agencies International, or FOBAI, just ended its annual summit. “The Visual Context of the Bible” -- a lecture presented entirely in sign language by a Deaf DOOR leader -- left significant impressions on many. FOBAI is a coalition... Read More
  • Blasphemy victim a reminder of the need for prayer

    Pakistan (MNN) – Recently we shared how Pakistan* is attempting to shut down Facebook in the country as it tries to reign in and censor blasphemy. However, despite Pakistan’s efforts, other social media platforms are still available. But, Pakistan’s public has taken it upon... Read More
  • Veteran resource brings Gospel into the struggle

    United States (MNN) -- Yesterday, we introduced you to Bill Host (see here), a Vietnam veteran who was looking for help with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We left off with Host at a place in life where he knew he needed more than programs... Read More
  • Christian governor concedes in Jakarta’s polarizing election

    Indonesia (MNN) -- The race to elect the governor of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital city, is over. The world has watched as the city’s first Christian governor ran for re-election against an Indonesian Muslim in the overwhelmingly Muslim nation. Just yesterday, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama,... Read More