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  • GOER Trip to Dominican Republic

    March 28 - April 3 Santiago Dominican Republic We are now taking applications for the Spring 2016 GOER trip to Dominican Republic. If you are interested, please apply soon. The application is not a commitment. It is the first step and will help us plan training and travel. Because we are going over a spring break period, we… Find Out More

From the Blog

  • Missionary Support – Cost of Living & Taxes

    After nearly 40 years of marriage, my wife and I are still amazed at how much consumer goods, housing and taxes go up every year.  Imagine living in a place where the cost of living is 20 … 30 … 40% higher than in the U. S. or housing costs double... Read More
  • Missionary Support – Salary and Benefits

    At the end of my last post, I posed the question, “How do you set a fair and reasonable support level for Missionary Mike?”  Let me see if I can answer that question based on a family of four with two school aged children. The... Read More
  • The Cost of Missionary Support Raising

    Why do missionaries need so much financial support?  I get that question a lot from folks who want to support missionaries but question the financial requirements.  In this series, I will attempt to deal with the various pieces that must be put together to get... Read More
  • To Go or Not to Go-Missions Trips and Ebola

    The Bible has much to say about trusting God.  Victory is connected to trusting God (2 Chronicles 13:18).  Jesus promised that God would take care of His children (Matthew 6:28-30).  We are to trust the Lord and not our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6).  And yet we are... Read More
  • Ebola and Tough Decisions — Marc Blackwell Sr.

    You are probably aware of the largest Ebola outbreak in history occurring in countries of  West Africa. This guest post by veteran missionary Marc Blackwell, Sr. gives us a glimpse of the difficulties missionaries face when trouble breaks out on the mission field. Ebola and... Read More
  • Taste the Nations — Let the Nations be Glad

      1. ↩ 2. Dates may be altered by the majority of people attending if the need arises. ↩ 3. Online here: Kindle | Paperback | Audiobook. ↩ Read More

Missions News From Around the World (

  • Monsoon season arrives, carrying new threat

    Monsoon in Kathmandu Valley.(Photo courtesy Sharada Prasad via Flickr) Nepal (MNN) -- There's a new sense of urgency in Nepal. The annual monsoon season has been a big concern for many aid groups responding to the spring earthquakes, and now it's at their doorstep. ... Read More
  • Another IS target: Eritreans

    (Photo courtesy Open Doors USA) Libya (ODM/MNN) -- It's confirmed: fighters from the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) have another mass abduction under their belt in Libya. Open Doors USA President and CEO Dr. David Curry tells us, "88 Christians were kidnapped. They were coming... Read More
  • Iran views Christianity as direct threat

    Iran (MNN) -- Iran’s harsh and unjustifiable courts have no limits when it comes to sentencing religious minorities like Christians. But The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) shares that this is a mix between a good news/bad news story. Current Persecution Recently, 18 Christian... Read More
  • PET helps disabled know Christ

    Zambia (GAiN) -- [Editor's Note: Sometimes we come across stories that have such a strong impact that we can't add anything more to it.  What follows is one such story from Global Aid Network, a partnering ministry with Cru National.] Unable to walk, "Paul" was... Read More
  • Christians pray as al Shabaab recruits

    Al Shabaab is instilling fear in the people of Kenya as they recruit new members. (Photo courtesy of VOM Canada) Kenya (VCM) -- The Voice of the Martyrs Canada says members of the Somali Islamic terror group al Shabaab have been dropping off leaflets in... Read More
  • BBL: Islamic state coming to Mindanao?

    Moro Islamic Liberation Front militant(Photo, caption courtesy Keith Kristoffer Bacongco via Wikipedia) Philippines (MNN) -- Officials are trying to pass legislation allowing for an independent Islamic state on Mindanao, the Philippines' second-largest island. The "push" to sign the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) into law... Read More