Thanks for stopping by. As a Christian Aid supporter, you share our passion for native missionaries worldwide. And likely, you’re already reading about how God is working through them in Prayerline, Christian Mission Magazine, Missions Insider, and other publications. The purpose of this blog is to get a little more personal with you, our extended family of faith. And because we do see you as family, we’d like to share with you what’s going in our hearts and include you in some of the happenings here at "mission headquarters."
Posted January 19, 2017
Henry Blackaby, author of Experiencing God, explains a fundamental principle that many Christians miss, myself included. He posed the question: "What is a servant?" Someone who works for God, right? Wrong. We don't work for God. God works through us. If we don't understand this, the fruit of our Christian lives will be extremely limited. Why? Because everything we do will depend on us—on our human capacity. Read full post.
Posted January 10, 2017
Foreign missionaries excitedly report back to their churches about the number of people who respond to altar calls in various Latin American countries. A little over a year ago, I spoke with one such missionary who told me about a tribal group in Mexico who had supposedly accepted the gospel. He'd seen the crucifix they now incorporate into their harvest festivals! In the world of missions, some people feel that Latin America has been reached by the gospel. A peek beneath the façade, however, tells a different story. Read full post.
Posted January 3, 2017
With all the heartbreak and suffering in the Middle East, it's easy for me to view the region as one big, godforsaken nightmare. But God hasn't forsaken the people who live there. You and I have watched a tragedy unfold from afar, but we don't see what's happening on the ground, on a personal level. Read full post.
Posted December 20, 2016
Our Savior isn't just vaguely aware of the refugee crisis on our earth today, He knows exactly what it's like to be a refugee in a strange country. And, no, I'm not just referring to His time in Egypt. I'm referring to the suffering He endured as a displaced person, if you will, on earth. He left all of the beauty, perfection, and majesty of heaven to live as an unwanted, homeless nomad on our planet. He did it for you and for me. . .and for all of the people living as refugees in our world today. Read full post.
Posted December 13, 2016
Christ will have a witness for Himself among all people—it's not a matter of if, but when. Until that day, Christian Aid Mission will keep working to see that the final frontiers have people who lift praise to His name. Read full post.
Posted December 6, 2016
This month's Prayerline prayer calendar is filled with opportunities to help native missionaries around the world hold Christmas parties and proclaim the Good News to the lost. Sure, God can rescue souls from darkness in some other way—but why forfeit this small window of opportunity to act? And in so doing, send the message to native missionaries: who knows whether you came to the Kingdom for such a time as this? Read full post.
Posted November 29, 2016
Christian Aid Mission helps indigenous ministries around the world, specifically in areas of poverty where the effects of sin are a little more obvious than in areas where people are prospering. With your support, these ministries start income-generating projects, vocational training or literacy centers, and rehabilitation programs as ways to offer freedom to people who've known only oppression. Read full post.
Posted November 22, 2016
There's a reason the Lord instructed us to pray for those who "spitefully use you" and to "bless those who curse you" and "do good to those who hate you." It's not just for their good. It's for our good. Not only does it hold the power to change circumstances, it fosters an authenticity in our Christian walks. Read full post.
Posted November 15, 2016
This week, I want to share a beautiful report with you from an indigenous ministry that Christian Aid Mission assists in Greece. I feel it perfectly summarized the sentiments we've heard from nearly all of the ministries we help who are reaching out to refugees fleeing Syria and Iraq.
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Posted November 8, 2016
By the time you read this, we'll know who the next President of the United States is. But for now, in the cool of Election Day morning, I sit and contemplate the sovereignty of God. Read full post.
Posted November 1, 2016
The time and resources that local believers are expending on the refugees point to the power of Christ's blood to infuse people with His sacrificial spirit.
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Posted October 25, 2016
In these days when people are making up their own definitions of truth and living in false realities, let us be those who worship the Father in spirit and truth (John 4:23). Let us take back any territory we've surrendered to the Enemy. Let us be vigilant. Read full post.
Posted October 18, 2016
What have I deduced from all of the reports I've read from native missionaries on the field? That God's Spirit is moving across the face of the earth, opening people's eyes and hearts to the truth—freeing them from bondage. He's calling a people for His namesake out of every tribe and nation. And though He's been doing this ever since the first century A.D., it's happening on a massive scale right now. It's ramping up. Read full post.
Posted October 11, 2016
Is prosperity the most important thing to us? It may well escape our grasp, but our divine purpose remains. God has work for us to do, and if we'll seek it out, we'll find beauty in the blackest of night. Read full post.
Posted October 4, 2016
In last week's post, I lamented that the Church has the answers to all of the problems plaguing mankind in the person of Jesus Christ, and yet we persist in looking to other sources for solutions. I mean, we can't just be doing crazy things like praying in faith over and for people and situations in our lives, can we? That wouldn't be very logical, would it? Read full post.
Posted September 27, 2016
If we, as the Church, begin to look to anything other than God for the answers to the problems facing our world today, we've become irrelevant. We've replaced our Source with some lesser god, just like everyone else on earth. Read full post.