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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)

  • Anti-terrorism: a new religion for Russia

    Russia (MNN) -- ‘Preaching to the choir’ is an idiom which means you are trying to make believers out of people who already believe, or convince people who are already convinced. For the most part, it's another phrasing for ineffective messaging. (Map courtesy SGA) When... Read More
  • 41 killed, 239 wounded in Istanbul airport bombing

    Turkey (MNN) -- Tuesday evening, three suicide bombers attacked the Istanbul Ataturk Airport. They killed 41 people and injured 239 others. The bombers exchanged gunfire with police at the airport’s terminal. They then detonated their explosives, ripping into populated areas of the terminal and parking lot. ... Read More
  • Moldova Christians growing financially and faith-fully

    Moldova (MNN) – Moldova is one of the poorest countries in Europe, and a pretty bleak place to live. But projects incorporating the country’s agriculture have become an avenue to hope. Joe Richter of FARMS International recently visited the country and brings back some news. ... Read More
  • Iraq military liberates Fallujah from ISIS

    Iraq (MNN) -- Iraqi forces declared victory in reclaiming the city of Fallujah from ISIS fighters on Sunday -- a major victory after two and a half years of the city’s captivity. Victory in Fallujah came after a two-week long offensive mounted by Iraq... Read More
  • Russia: embracing the story of Life.

    (Photo Larysa Ploskonis courtesy LIFE International) Russia (MNN) -- In Moscow, a city of more than twelve million people, believers are praying for the life giving message of the gospel to be heard and received. That message is about eternal life and the sanctity of... Read More
  • Emoji bible: legit or not legit

    USA (MNN) – Exactly one month ago today, the emoji Bible app was released in Apple’s iBooks. Since then, many people have questioned the validity of such a translation. Marketed as “Scripture for Millennials,” the app has received a 2.9 out of a 5-star rating in... Read More