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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)

  • Literacy Class student hospitalized, prayers needed

    India (MNN) -- Adult Literacy Classes with Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Mission India give men and women in India the education tools they need for businesses, personal growth, and even an introduction to Jesus Christ. But last month, one of their Adult Literacy Class students named... Read More
  • Human trafficking: healing after rescue

    United States (MNN) -- Earlier this week we discussed how human traffickers often target individuals who have been through the foster care system. Today we’re going to talk about how traffickers use similar vulnerability to keep people enslaved, and what happens when they are... Read More
  • Three keys to fostering cooperation in a new administration

    USA (MNN) -- The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States is a celebration for some and a great concern for others. With discussions ranging from immigration to affordable healthcare and public education, many are wondering what changes to expect... Read More
  • FMI helps train pastors in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh (MNN) – FMI was recently in Bangladesh, holding a four-day training conference to both serve and encourage the national churches. Time for Training (Photo Courtesy FMI for MNN use.) A rural church in Bangladesh. Bangladesh, a Muslim dominate country ranking at #26 on the *World Watch... Read More
  • When refugees dream,  Jesus offers comfort

    USA (MNN) -- They gather each week in the Food for the Hungry offices, ready to pray together and share stories from the field. For the staff of the ministry that works to end all forms of human poverty in more than 20 countries around the... Read More
  • Haiti: Three months post-Hurricane Matthew

    Haiti (MNN) -- It’s been over three months since Hurricane Matthew smothered the western side of Haiti and impacted the lives of 1.2 million people on October 4, 2016. During that brief time of devastation, the media’s lens was fixed on the struggling island nation. Now... Read More