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Global Teams equips and sends field partners from many nations to multiply disciples of Jesus within cultures least familiar with the Gospel.

Detours and Swinging Doors

March 20th, 2020 by

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Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas. During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” 10 After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them. Acts 16:6-10 (NIV)

During the current global pandemic, some doors have been kept open. Some have unexpectedly shut. (more…)

Preparing for the field: Global Teams training

February 28th, 2020 by

Latin American missionaries participating in advanced Global Teams training in Chiapas Mexico[...] Read More

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I wish I could do more…

February 7th, 2020 by

I heard myself say it in response to a terrible crisis. I had told them I would pray and then I followed it with “I wish I could do more.”

A field partner had told me that the pastor she worked with had just been kidnapped standing right in front of his church. Immediately I prayed and then got a message out to all of our leadership so that people all around the world were interceding on his behalf. What an incredible picture of the Body of Christ. “I wish I could do more.” I have said this phrase a million times when I have felt helpless in the face of calamity. But this time God stopped me in my tracks. Who was I to wish that I could do more than God Almighty himself could accomplish? All of a sudden it sounded crazy in my ears. (more…)

A Savior has been born

December 26th, 2019 by

outdoor nativity at night“ ‘…A Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.’ “ Luke 2:11 NIV

Thank you, Lord, for gifting us with the wonder and Glory of Christmas and for giving shape and purpose to our lives. May each of us more greatly reflect the glory and image of Jesus. That we may each stand in the purpose He has for us. (more…)

The Christmas Stable

December 20th, 2019 by


We are probably all familiar with the Christmas story of Jesus’ birth. On that history changing night, there was no room in the inn, so the King of Glory – The Word became flesh – was born in a humble stable, presumably sharing His first night with barn animals. The humility of that act still boggles the mind and crushes the proud heart.[...] Read More

Joy

December 6th, 2019 by

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In our brokenness as humans, we mark time as ‘life (birth) to death’ yet through salvation it is ‘death to life’…eternal life with Christ. A few years ago, I attended a Christmas concert at a church filled with the love of Christ shining through each individual. As I enjoyed the celebration of the birth of Christ, my mind wandered to the hundreds of faces, of all ages, depicted on the backdrop of the stage. Who are they? Why was this backdrop chosen? As the concert concluded, the senior pastor explained that “the faces you see are loved ones that have gone to be with Jesus.” My first thought questioned, “Why, during a celebration of life would we be reminded of the loss of loved ones?” Then a flood of peace filled my heart as the Lord provided me a parallel view of our ‘Life in Christ.’ (more…)