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16 Jul 24
by
Tom Mills
in
Bangkok Thailand Video

A Parish Church Model in Thailand (VIDEO)

Trey was drawn to a ministry style where he could take his kids on walks and more easily get to know people in the community.

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09 Jul 24
by
Staff

Anxious About Support Raising? Remember These 5 Things

Don’t let the fear of raising support keep you from pursuing a call to missions. It may not be easy, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t good.

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02 Jul 24
by
Mark Bates

Reformed and Covenantal: Why Doctrine Matters in Missions

Our mission is to make disciples, not Calvinists. But when poor theology twists the gospel of grace, solid doctrine is fundamental.

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25 Jun 24
by
Winnie Smith

Sharing the "Teranga" of God Among the Wolof People

A new church is planted among the unreached Wolof people as the gospel addresses deeply ingrained cultural fears.

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18 Jun 24
by
Chelsea Rollman

Resilient Servants: How Persecution Led to Radical Growth of the Iranian Church

Over the past two decades, hundreds of thousands of Iranians have come to faith, making the Iranian Church the fastest growing in the world

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11 Jun 24
by
Kelley Van Haitsma, Kent Kusel, Isabel Gregoire

A Missions Conference With a Global Impact

As the PCA Global Missions Conference approaches, we asked a few former attendees to share how the last GMC impacted them.

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04 Jun 24
by
Dale Hollenbeck & Rico Tice

Sovereignty, Integrity, Creativity: A Conversation on Evangelism in Any Context With Rico Tice

We sat down for a Q&A with Pastor Rico Tice, co-founder of Christianity Explored and GMC speaker for a conversation about evangelism today.

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28 May 24
by
Lloyd Kim

From the Coordinator: A More Important Decision This November

If there is anything that will bring us together in an age of division, cynicism, and doubt, it is rallying behind our common mission.

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21 May 24
by
Staff

Story Shorts: Japan & Mexico

A dying Japanese man makes a timely decision for Christ and a Mexican man receives a life-changing gift.

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14 May 24
by
Chelsea Rollman

Compassion Funds for Earthquake Relief Lead to Gospel Growth in Turkey

When believers Adem and Samira* gave people things they'd say "It is not from us. It is from the Lord. Jesus has provided these for you."

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07 May 24
by
Tom Mills
in
Kyiv Lviv Odesa Ukraine

"One Day" With Jon Eide in Ukraine (VIDEO)

Follow Country Director Jon Eide on a 50-hour journey from the U.S. to Kyiv, Ukraine, to encourage the Presbyterian Church in Ukraine.

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30 Apr 24
by
The enCourage Podcast
in
Audio Japan Nagoya

Women Around the World: Amy Newsome in Japan (AUDIO)

CDM’S Karen Hodge interviews MTW missionary Amy Newsome about her life, her challenges, and her joys in ministry.

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23 Apr 24
by
Chelsea Rollman
in
Cambodia Phnom Penh

Redeeming Evil for Good: MTW’s Cambodia Team Addresses the Problem of Human Trafficking

Mark and Laura saw the need for the girls and young women coming out of human trafficking to connect to the church. So they began to pray.

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16 Apr 24
by
Kim Church
in
Kampala Reflection Uganda

Jars of Clay

I struggled to find the patience I needed to navigate my three crying children as my Muslim neighbor continued banging on my gate.

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09 Apr 24
by
Chelsea Rollman
in
Global

Who Cares for Me? Understanding the Role of Care as You Choose a Missions Agency

At MTW we want our missionaries to know who cares for them and what kind of member care to expect on the mission field.

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01 Apr 24
by
Chelsea Rollman
in
Seoul South Korea

The Benefits of Missions Work Among the Nations in South Korea

As a child in South Korea, Jonathan never met a foreigner. Today he sees them everywhere. Migration has opened wide new doors to ministry.

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26 Mar 24
by
Esaie Etienne
in
Gonaives Haiti

Haiti: Updates from a Country in Turmoil

Haiti has been mired in a downward spiral of a multifaceted crisis that has brought its people to their knees with a cry of desperation.

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19 Mar 24
by
Tom Mills
in
Krakow Poland Video

Publishing Reformed Theological Literature in Poland's Heart Language (VIDEO)

Much of Eastern Europe faces a theological famine, with few materials in their own language. A publishing house in Krakow is changing that.

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12 Mar 24
by
Mike Pettengill

Missionaries Should Communicate and Churches Should Demand It

When forced to cut back on support, churches will cut “the missionary we've been supporting for years, but just don’t hear from anymore.”

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05 Mar 24
by
Tom Mills
in
Kyiv Lviv Odesa Ukraine

Continue to Pray for Ukraine (VIDEO)

It's been two years since Russia's escalated invasion of Ukraine. The Ukrainian people and the Ukrainian church need our prayers.

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27 Feb 24
by
Andy Warren
in
Addis Ababa Ethiopia Mercy

I Can Feel You Smiling

I spent Friday afternoon with 15 of the most beautiful people in the world. All were early beneficiaries of Ethiopia ACT.

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20 Feb 24
by
Tom Mills

One Day on Mission in Fiji (VIDEO)

MTW Australasia missionaries ventured to Fiji for a gathering of Island to Island partners to dream and strategize about the mission.

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13 Feb 24
by
Staff

4 Ways to Avoid Colonialism on the Mission Field

For those preparing for global missions, increasing your cultural sensitivity is an important part of your preparation.

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06 Feb 24
by
Chelsea Rollman

7 Ways to Explore a Call to Missions

You feel that tug on your heart toward missions. Does that mean you should just go? Here are some helpful steps toward clarity.

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30 Jan 24
by
Tom Mills
in
Australia Sydney Video

Jess: A Life Transformed in Sydney (VIDEO)

Jess grew up steeped in works-oriented Catholicism. Then came a point where she realized she needed to make a decision.

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23 Jan 24
by
Tom Mills
in
Belgium Brussels Video

One Day in Belgium With Daniel and Katy (VIDEO)

Follow along as Daniel and Katy take us through the streets of Brussels and give us a glimpse into a day in their lives as a missionaries

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16 Jan 24
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Church planting

The Natural Evolution of MTW’s Church Planting Philosophy

"The Church must be at the center of what we do. It’s integrally intertwined with our vision, our mission, and our theology."

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09 Jan 24
by
Franklin Beaver
in
Church planting Video England England Ministries

God’s Perfect Timing for a London Church (VIDEO)

Todd and Liz Crusey hadn't planned on going to London, but when COVID hit, God redirected them at a time when they were critically needed.

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02 Jan 24
by
Chelsea Rollman
in
Church planting Japan Tokyo

Defying Gravity: 10 Churches in 10 Years in Tokyo

In the wake of the 2011 tsunami, amid historical barriers to Christianity, Grace City Church Tokyo planted 10 churches within a decade.

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25 Dec 23
by
Lloyd Kim

Peace on Earth: Reflections on Luke 2:13–14

MTW Coordinator Lloyd Kim reflects on the shepherds' visitation, reminding us of the judgment we deserve and the peace we are offered.

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19 Dec 23
by
Tom Mills
in
Australia Sydney Video

From Resistance to Calling: How a Reluctant Student Became a Campus Pastor in Sydney (VIDEO)

Sijin knew his identity as a Christian, but it never translated into purpose. Then, at university, God challenged his view of mission.

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12 Dec 23
by
Anna Gardner Herren
in
Japan Tokyo

The Bridge of Dance: How Ballet Became a Surprising Gateway to Faith in Japan

I was eager to serve on an MTW summer internship. But I had not expected God would call me to share my faith through dance.

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05 Dec 23
by
Tom Mills
in
Belgium Brussels Video

A Church Plant Offers Hope for Brussels (VIDEO)

MTW missionary Julian Bacon shares his heart for Brussels and the process of planting a new church in a post-Christian city.

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28 Nov 23
by
Chelsea Rollman

6 Reminders for Singles Considering Global Missions

For singles, serving internationally may raise some unique concerns. We spoke to single missionaries who shared some encouragements.

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21 Nov 23
by
Chelsea Rollman
in
Australia Sydney

A Huddle of College Students Grows into a Flourishing Church in Sydney

Students from all over Australasia come to Sydney. Harbour City Church welcomes them as God reveals Himself through moments of grace.

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14 Nov 23
by
Franklin Beaver

One Day in London With Liz Crusey (VIDEO)

Join us as MTW missionary Liz Crusey leads us through one day in London and get a peek into her daily life.

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07 Nov 23
by
Chelsea Rollman
in
Cusco Peru

Discovering a Hidden Quechua Church

A 1960s radio ministry became the catalyst for a 200-church denomination.

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31 Oct 23
by
Julie Choi
in
Australia Sydney

Leaving My Life of "Anything Goes"

I thought good was good enough. This was the type of Christianity I grew up with. What did it mean for me to be Christian? I didn’t know.

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24 Oct 23
by
Winnie Smith
in
Church planting Krakow Poland

Weaving a Team in Krakow From War-Torn Threads

After the Russian invasion, some believers unexpectedly found themselves serving in Poland, and are being used of God to grow His Church.

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17 Oct 23
by
Chelsea Rollman

The Single Missionary Experience

Single missionaries face unique challenges and opportunities as they minister abroad. But one thing is certain: God's kingdom needs them.

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10 Oct 23
by
Lloyd Kim

Bless Us That We May Bless Others

As we pray, we can boldly ask for God’s blessing so that we can be a blessing to the nations.

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03 Oct 23
by
Chelsea Rollman
in
Berlin SE Berlin SW Germany

"Go Where the Battle Is Raging:" MTW Missionaries Share Stories of Spiritual Warfare

The enemy relentlessly assaulted missionaries in Berlin. But God equipped them to help push back the forces of darkness through prayer.

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26 Sep 23
by
Tom Mills
in
Belgium Brussels Video

Mentorship and Mission: Insights From Summer Interns (VIDEO)

MTW interns share about their experience serving cross-culturally in Belgium this summer.

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19 Sep 23
by
Stephanie Elizabeth van der Westhuizen

Sarah Young: The Story of God’s Hand on My Mom’s Life

Mom's life reflected an unwavering devotion to prayer, deep Bible study, and writings that served as a conduit to draw people closer to God.

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12 Sep 23
by
Tom Mills
in
Kyiv Lviv Odesa Ukraine

Crates for Ukraine 3.0: Calling All Churches, Youth Groups, and Galvanizers (VIDEO)

MTW Ukraine is getting more requests for med kits, vitamins, and winter wear right now than any other time in the war. Will you help again?

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05 Sep 23
by
Mike Pettengill

9 Practical Ways to Prepare for Missions

While waiting to go to the field, don’t be idle. Take time now to increase the probability of success as a future missionary.

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29 Aug 23
by
Tom Mills
in
Australia Sydney Video

Building a Gospel Ecosystem in Sydney and Beyond (VIDEO)

Harbour City Church and the MTW Sydney team are on a global mission to reach one of Asia's most diverse cities, and the Pacific Islands.

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22 Aug 23
by
Tom Mills
in
Australia Sydney Video

City Sanctum: A Sanctuary for City Workers in Sydney (VIDEO)

The secular workplace in Sydney can feel exhausting as a believer. City Sanctum helps businesspeople live in faith in the context of work.

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15 Aug 23
by
Anthony English

Our Global Missions Mandate

As God’s focus is on the nations coming to Christ, so our focus must be on the nations coming to Christ.

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08 Aug 23
by
Chelsea Rollman

5 Tips for Parents Raising Kids on the Mission Field

The decision to serve on the mission field with kids can be daunting. Three missionary families share some advice from their experience.

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01 Aug 23
by
Tom Mills

Island to Island Gospel Fellowship: Reaching the Pacific Islands Together (VIDEO)

God is bringing His people together in partnership across the Pacific Islands to equip pastors, deepen theology, and strengthen the Church.

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25 Jul 23
by
Staff

50 Years of Grace: MTW Through the Years

As we celebrate 50 years, we wanted to share a few historic highlights through our timeline, some key initiatives, and an anniversary video.

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18 Jul 23
by
Tom Mills
in
Odesa Ukraine Video

A Pastor’s Wife Remains on Mission in Ukraine (VIDEO)

When Ukraine was on the brink of war, Lena and her pastor husband considered their options. Head for safety or stay and minister together.

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11 Jul 23
by
Lloyd Kim

50 Years of Global Missions: Cultivating Humility in the Face of Adversity

As we encounter ongoing challenges in global missions, we can take encouragement from Hebrews 11 and the faith and humility of Moses.

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04 Jul 23
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Filmed by Aleksandr Kyrychenko, edited by Tom Mills
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Video

Ukraine Presbytery Celebrates First In-Person Gathering Since the War Began (VIDEO)

Ukrainian church leaders met online during the initial months of the war, but all eagerly awaited the day they could gather again in person.

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27 Jun 23
by
Tom Mills
in
Video

Engaging Muslims With the Gospel (VIDEO)

Learn how you can help reach Muslims with the gospel through theological education, college ministry, ESL, business, and so much more.

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20 Jun 23
by
Chelsea Rollman

9 Ways to Stay Healthy on the Mission Field

Missionary life brings challenges. Staying physically, emotionally, and spiritually healthy is key to flourishing on the mission field.

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13 Jun 23
by
Chelsea Rollman
in
Berlin SW Marseille Church planting France

An Original MTW Missionary Family Serves 50 Years in Europe

When Peter and Rebecca Jones arrived in France 50 years ago, they could not have imagined the legacy God would unfold through their family.

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06 Jun 23
by
Chelsea Rollman

The Estranged Church: National Missionaries Train Prosperity Gospel Pastors in Zimbabwe

A false gospel led churchgoers to drink detergent. When confronted, these false prophets expressed a surprising hunger for solid theology.

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23 May 23
by
Andrew Hess
in
Kyiv Lviv Odesa Ukraine

30 Years of Grace in Ukraine: The Backstory on a Country That's on Every Front Page

The story of MTW Ukraine is a story of how Christ continues to build His Church through many successes and setbacks.

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16 May 23
by
Andy Warren
in
Addis Ababa Ethiopia Mercy

Ethiopia ACT: Twenty Years of Impact

For 20 years, Ethiopia ACT has been restoring health and hope to the most vulnerable in Addis Ababa while providing a clear gospel message.

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09 May 23
by
Lloyd Kim

From the Coordinator: 50 Years of Missions—Looking Back, Looking Forward

As MTW turns 50, we look back and give thanks to God for His great faithfulness and grace to our beloved missions community.

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02 May 23
by
Tom Mills
in
Video

MTW Senegal: Planting Churches and Growing Leaders (VIDEO)

From church planting and pastoral training, to campus ministry, business development, and more, MTW Senegal is making an impact for Christ.

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25 Apr 23
by
Tom Mills

Providing a Home and Hope for At-Risk Girls in Senegal (VIDEO)

When a Senegalese pastor and his wife saw young girls being trafficked, they knew the church had to act. So they brought the girls home.

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18 Apr 23
by
Tom Mills
in
Video

Beginning the First RUF-Global in Senegal (VIDEO)

MTW and RUF-Global have launched the first RUF ministry in Africa, working alongside a local pastor and the Presbyterian Church of Senegal.

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11 Apr 23
by
Murray and Claire Rodger
in
Bogota Colombia Video

A Picture of Adoption and a Life Transformed Through RUF-Global (VIDEO)

A void left by a broken family sent Daniel searching for truth. He is now helping other college students find love and acceptance in Jesus.

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04 Apr 23
by
Tom Mills
in
Video

God Calls Newlyweds to Begin an RUF Campus Ministry in Senegal (VIDEO)

Collin and Zury served the Lord on separate continents for decades. As God called them to marry, He also put Africa on their hearts.

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28 Mar 23
by
Laura Dougherty

9 Ways to Care for Missionaries

Missionaries need discipleship, care, and connection to the body of Christ. The church can step in to help.

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21 Mar 23
by
Mark Bates

Should We Still Send Missionaries?

Why should we send missionaries around the world when there are so many needs here?

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14 Mar 23
by
Tom Mills
in
Video

After You Retire, Redeploy in Missions (VIDEO)

"I think the challenge for anybody who's approaching retirement is to recognize that God has not put a time limit on our spiritual gifts."

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07 Mar 23
by
Tom Mills
in
Video

Flourishing Through Work+Place Ministries (VIDEO)

MTW's Work+Place Ministries business trainings are helping people run small businesses, become self-sustaining, and further the gospel.

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28 Feb 23
by
Chelsea Rollman
in
Slovakia Spišská Nová Ves

Encountering God’s Grace: Acts of Kindness Lead a Roma Woman to Jesus

When her husband's death left her destitute with two children, Helena was lost. But God was at work in a new community of Roma believers.

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21 Feb 23
by
Mark Bates

The Smoke of a Thousand Villages: Responding to the Mission of the Church

Today, the gospel is spreading like wildfire. Yet many places around the world there is still no sufficient gospel witness.

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11 Feb 23
by
Chelsea Rollman

“Trauma Upon Trauma:” MTW Poised to Help Earthquake Victims in Turkey and Syria

“The need is more than we can describe. Really overwhelming.”

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07 Feb 23
by
Murray and Claire Rodger
in
Bogota Colombia Video

Claudia: A Life Transformed in Bogota (VIDEO)

As a teen Claudia decided that church and God just weren't for her. Until one night when she came face to face with her greatest fears.

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31 Jan 23
by
Anthony English

The Urgency of Evangelism

As Christians, we know that people are dying everyday due to sin. And we have the cure of the gospel. Are we obeying our Lord?

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24 Jan 23
by
Lloyd Kim

From the Coordinator: Missions Leaders, Come and See

We are hearing more and more stories of people coming to faith during the pandemic, but we are also hearing of a greater need for workers.

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17 Jan 23
by
Lauren Colt
in
Belgium Brussels

Door-to-Door: Ministry in the Brussels Entryway

Inviting entryways lined the Belgian streets where I and six other college-age interns spent the summer. Door by door we'd knock, and wait.

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10 Jan 23
by
Danny Harry

Recognizing My Weaknesses: Reflections on My Internship in Bulgaria

I came expecting an easy summer and left with a deeper understanding of my weakness, my need for God, and my need to rest constantly in Him.

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05 Jan 23
by
Murray and Claire Rodger
in
Bogota Colombia Video

A Day in the Life of an RUF/MTW Intern (VIDEO)

MTW/RUF intern Nicholas Manley spent last summer ministering to college students in Bogota, Colombia. He narrates a typical day for us.

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03 Jan 23
by
Annette Kim
in
Bangkok Thailand

Beyond Pad Thai and Elephants: My Journey Through Thailand as an Intern

Being in Bangkok has been the experience of a lifetime. It has made me desire to know God more deeply and affirmed my passion for missions.

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27 Dec 22
by
Tom Mills

Crates for Ukraine: The Next Season (VIDEO)

The global Church has worked together to collect, courier, and distribute crates full of aid to thousands in need. We're not done.

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20 Dec 22
by
Chelsea Rollman
in
Japan Tokyo

She Couldn’t Resist: A Young Nashville-Bound Songwriter Follows God’s Call to Japan

Alana's heart was being pulled toward Japan, but she'd long had plans to go to Nashville after graduation. Now she had to make a choice.

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13 Dec 22
by
Chelsea Rollman

A Beacon of Hope in East Asia: A Pastor’s Wife’s View From Prison

Despite the hardship, Min knew her time in jail was a mission from God. He called her to be a beacon of hope to those crushed by despair.

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06 Dec 22
by
Tom Mills
in
Odesa Ukraine Video

Lauren Stovall: Pandemic, War, & a Surprise (VIDEO)

Missionary life in Ukraine has not gone as expected for Lauren: lockdowns, isolation, exodus to Romania, and an unanticipated romance.

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29 Nov 22
by
Clay Jones
in
El Salvador San Salvador

How a Vision Trip to El Salvador Helped Confirm Our Calling: A Q&A With New Missionary Clay Jones

Being in El Salvador and having that peace gave us that moment where we thought: "This is the place the Lord has called us to be."

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22 Nov 22
by
Lloyd Kim

Lay Up Treasures in Heaven

If we spend our lives pursuing material things, we will inevitably be disappointed because they don’t last.

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15 Nov 22
by
Chelsea Rollman

4 Barriers to Global Missions

For many, global missions sounds like an exciting and purpose-driven calling. But that often comes with fears, concerns, and what ifs.

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08 Nov 22
by
Tom Mills
in
Video

Work+Place Ministries: Fostering the Ministry of Work in Senegal (VIDEO)

Professionals from the U.S. and Africa are helping Senegalese believers build businesses to support their families and ministry efforts.

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01 Nov 22
by
Chelsea Rollman

Fostering the Ministry of Work in Senegal

MTW Workplace Ministries trips are helping Senegalese build businesses that serve communities and advance the gospel.

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25 Oct 22
by
Andrew Hess
in
Kyiv Lviv Odesa Ukraine

We're In This Together: A Crates for Ukraine Update

Over 250 churches came together to pack and send more than 1,200 relief crates to Ukrainians in need.

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18 Oct 22
by
Tom Mills
in
Church planting Video Kyiv Lviv

An Opportunity For the Ukrainian Church (VIDEO)

The Church has this unique moment to minister right where people are broken and vulnerable, offering them a stable hope that cannot change.

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11 Oct 22
by
Elizabeth Huber
in
Uganda

Little Did I Know: My Summer in Uganda

A summer internship in Uganda redirects a life and confirms a calling ... and not a day too early.

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04 Oct 22
by
Chelsea Rollman

Vision Trip to Zimbabwe Confirms Retiring Couple’s Call to Missions

The Thaetes had heard MTW could use people at any age or stage. A trip to Africa confirmed that and shone a light on the vast needs abroad.

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27 Sep 22
by
Tom Mills
in
Kyiv Lviv Odesa Ukraine

The Ukraine Crisis Has Been an Opportunity for the Church to Act as One (VIDEO)

"Brothers and sisters, it was incredible. This is one of the strongest testimonies throughout this time. I have seen the Church act as one."

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20 Sep 22
by
Tom Mills
in
Lviv Ukraine Video

Vasyl and Viktoria: Twice Displaced by War (VIDEO)

When war broke out in Ukraine, Vasyl and Viktoria fled west to Lviv, where they found not only a respite, but a new place to serve others.

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13 Sep 22
by
Dick Senzig

Don’t Retire. Redeploy! Our Retirement Journey into Missions

As we talked and prayed, we came to realize that our retirement was a unique opportunity to do something new for the kingdom.

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30 Aug 22
by
Murray Rodger
in
Video

Get a Global Perspective: MTW/RUF Mentored Summer Internships (VIDEO)

RUF students have likely heard the phrase, "God is at work." This is true not just on U.S. campuses, but throughout the whole world.

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25 Aug 22
by
Paul Kooistra

Thoughts on Giving

Stewardship is not only a grace, but also a spiritual discipline.

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16 Aug 22
by
Videographer Tom Mills, Ukraine Country Director Jon Eide
in
Church planting Disaster Response Video Krakow

Thank You for Helping Ukraine! (VIDEO)

The church has been so generous to come alongside our brothers and sisters in Christ in Ukraine. Thank you for all you've made possible.

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09 Aug 22
by
The Gospel Coalition Conference 2021
in
Audio Church planting Video

The Privilege of Reaching the Unreached (AUDIO/VIDEO)

MTW Coordinator Lloyd Kim makes a case for what may be the most important social justice issue today: unreached people groups.

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02 Aug 22
by
Tom Mills
in
Kyiv Lviv Odesa Ukraine

Dasha: A Life Transformed and Faith Renewed in Ukraine (VIDEO)

After two months sheltering in a school, Dasha yearned to hear silence, to see friends, to walk—not run—on the street, to read the Bible.

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26 Jul 22
by
Tom Mills
in
Video

What Is Missions Like in Central Asia? (VIDEO)

Central Asia is a largely misunderstood region. It's not Russia, China, or the Middle East. It's both ancient and new. And it's unreached.

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19 Jul 22
by
Megan Fowler
in
Ukraine

MTW’s Ukraine Teams Pivot to Humanitarian Relief

Despite fears for their fellow laborers in the Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine, missionaries focus on getting people out and supplies in.

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12 Jul 22
by
Tom Mills
in
Kyiv Ukraine Video

Pastoring in War: A Ukrainian Pastor Shares His Experience (VIDEO)

How has the church in Ukraine fared during the war? One Kyiv pastor details how his church has endured, pivoted, and ministered to others.

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05 Jul 22
by
Tom Mills
in
Video

Better Together: Sending Missionaries and National Partners (VIDEO)

National partners are asking U.S. churches to send missionaries to work alongside them to plant churches. How will we respond?

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28 Jun 22
by
Tom Mills
in
Kyiv Lviv Odesa Ukraine

MTW Ukraine Team and Church Leaders Care for the Community in Crisis (VIDEO)

From the start of the war, MTW Ukraine missionaries and church leaders stepped into action to respond and care for those around them.

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21 Jun 22
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Japan Tokyo

Karaoke Confessional: Missionary Finds an Unlikely Avenue for Ministry

For one MTW missionary, karaoke has provided surprising opportunities to speak the truth of the gospel into the lives of Japanese friends.

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14 Jun 22
by
Ben Wilkerson
in
Mercy

Podcast Launched During COVID Lockdown Gives Insight into the Plight of Refugees

Kay and Carolyn use their gifts of interviewing and storytelling to find the stories of God’s glory and sovereignty—stories like Rebecca’s.

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07 Jun 22
by
Andrew Hess
in
Kyiv Lviv Odesa Ukraine

Crates for Ukraine: Meeting Needs in a Meaningful Way

MTW missionaries hope a new initiative for churches to fill crates and fly them to Poland will solve several challenges and streamline aid.

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31 May 22
by
Tom Mills
in
Video

Why Should a Pastor Take a Vision Trip? (VIDEO)

When pastors and church leaders visit the mission field, it doesn't just impact them. It can impact the culture of their entire church.

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24 May 22
by
Andrew Hess
in
Kyiv Lviv Odesa Ukraine

The Stakes Are High for Ukrainians Praying for Peace

These are our brothers and sisters in Christ. We must stand with them. They are looking at the prospect of losing their freedom to worship.

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17 May 22
by
Andrew Hess
in
Kyiv Lviv Odesa Ukraine

Light Shines in the Darkness in Ukraine

Churches and believers in Ukraine and in neighboring countries have been able to show extraordinary hospitality amid the darkness of war.

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10 May 22
by
Bob Burnham
in
Kyiv Lviv Odesa Ukraine

Fleeing Ukraine in Photos

MTW Ukraine missionary Bob Burnham snapped photos during his exodus from Odesa at the outbreak of the war, documenting his journey.

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03 May 22
by
Tom Mills
in
Video

Vision Trips: Confirming Your Call to Missions (VIDEO)

For Ryan and Katie, going on a vision trip provided helpful insight as they considered whether God was calling them to serve overseas.

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26 Apr 22
by
Lloyd Kim

From the Coordinator: In the Midst of the Suffering

Can you imagine the effect this war will have on a whole generation of Ukrainian children? Their parents? The nation?

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19 Apr 22
by
Ben Wilkerson
in
England England Ministries

From Bible Study to Church Plant in Northern England

Missionaries Josh and Gina Rieger helped plant the first Reformed evangelical church in 40 years in Hexham, England.

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12 Apr 22
by
Andrew Hess
in
Kyiv Lviv Odesa Ukraine

How Pastors Are Ministering in Ukrainian Cities Under Attack

We spoke with two Ukrainian pastors who minister to churches in two cities where there has been intense bombing.

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05 Apr 22
by
Rachel Stugart
in
Bangkok Thailand

ใว้วางใจ “Wai Waang Jai”

I met an uneasy P’Manao that first Sunday at church. Despite the hour-long drive in Bangkok traffic, she came back every week.

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29 Mar 22
by
Tom Mills
in
Cape Town South Africa Video

A Church Planted in a South African Township (VIDEO)

What started with a soccer ministry and a girls Bible club in Westlake village has grown into the first Reformed church in the community.

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22 Mar 22
by
David Stoddard

Broken Reeds and Smoldering Wicks: Isaiah Provides a Perspective on the War in Ukraine

Isaiah reminds us how God gets His will done in dark places, and offers wisdom for believers ministering in the Ukraine crisis.

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15 Mar 22
by
Kay Nanfelt Burklin
in
Mercy

"Can I Take My Doll With Me?"

In 1942 Inge was fleeing the Russians. Her daddy was left behind. War was raging. Now the Church watches as history repeats itself.

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08 Mar 22
by
Murray and Claire Rodger
in
Japan Tokyo Video

Chieko: A Life Transformed in Tokyo (VIDEO)

After becoming a Christian, Chieko feared she would lose her husband, and even have to permanently set down her beloved Japanese harp.

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01 Mar 22
by
Andrew Hess
in
Kyiv Lviv Odesa Ukraine

Ministry in a Time of War: How Missionaries and Pastors Are Coping With the Unimaginable

The crisis has forced many Ukrainian Christians to make heart-wrenching decisions while trying to come to grips with their new reality.

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22 Feb 22
by
David & Erin Pervis interviewed by Kay Burklin, Carolyn Morris
in
Athens Audio Mercy Greece

How Hiking, Swimming Lessons, and ESL Create True Refugee Friendships (AUDIO)

Hear Erin and David's heart for refugees through stories of individuals overcoming trauma and beginning a new life in Athens, Greece.

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08 Feb 22
by
Berenice Rarig
in
Arts Music & Media Cuba

Vultures & Rocking Chairs

Artists are shaping culture in Cuba. Missionary/artist Berenice Rarig shares her poetic perspective on a trip to mentor creatives.

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25 Jan 22
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Bogota Medellin Colombia

In a World of Growing International Mobilization, Andrew Lupton Serves the Displaced

Instead of "Where are the unreached people?" Andrew suggests we ask "Where are strategic intersections of the nations?" Then let's go there!

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18 Jan 22
by
Lloyd Kim

3 Reasons We Must Continue to Send Long-Term Global Missionaries

In this increasingly global world, are missionaries still needed?

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11 Jan 22
by
Andrew Shaughnessy

From COVID Relief to Growing Church Communities: Advancing the Gospel in South Asia

In 2020, a local pastor used Compassion Funds to distribute food during lockdowns and many came to faith. Here's what's happened since.

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28 Dec 21
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Lviv Ukraine

Stairway to Missions: Kirk Norris’ Journey From Intern to Career Missionary in Ukraine

Many become career missionaries via an incremental journey of discernment, beginning their journey as interns. Kirk Norris is one example.

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21 Dec 21
by
Andrew Shaughnessy

Providing for His Family, Pursuing the Great Commission

Darrell MacKay's kingdom legacy is built around one central question: “What does God want me to do with what He has given me?”

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14 Dec 21
by
Anthony English

A Reformed Heritage: Jewish Global Missions

An important yet largely forgotten aspect of our Reformed heritage is that Presbyterians have long been at the forefront of Jewish mission.

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07 Dec 21
by
Lloyd Kim

Following the Spirit's Lead

As God directs us in living out the Great Commission, is our initial reaction one of fear or excuses? How can we shift our response?

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30 Nov 21
by
Hannah J. Phillips
in
Malawi

Coming Home: Malawian Missionaries Cast a New Mold for MTW's Work in Africa

As fewer missionaries head to Africa, God is raising up national pastors like Confex to partner with MTW to strategically plant churches.

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23 Nov 21
by
Tom Mills
in
Video

Both/And: Reaching the Nations Locally and Globally (A Video)

Yes, God has given us opportunities to reach the nations locally, but it’s not an either/or situation, it’s got to be a both/and.

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12 Nov 21
by
Andrew Shaughnessy

Missionaries in West Africa Use Sustainable Farming Techniques to Love Their Neighbors and Further the Gospel

An agriculture development program is helping African Christians become food self-sufficient and have extra resources for kingdom work.

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09 Nov 21
by
Lloyd Kim

We Are Not in Control

Recognizing that we are not in control can be a path to peace in times of turmoil if we will take refuge in Christ.

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02 Nov 21
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Chiba Tokyo Japan

“Coincidence” Becomes Calling: Debbie Pixley’s Journey From Automotive Engineer to MTW Missionary

Debbie didn't plan on missions—or Japan—but God lined things up, one after another, to set Debbie on a path for His purposes.

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26 Oct 21
by
Kristy Holliday
in
Mexico Monterrey

Stories From the Border: God’s Faithfulness Among Sojourners

Living just a short walk from the border means that we regularly meet and have opportunity to serve those who are passing through.

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19 Oct 21
by
Andrew Shaughnessy
in
Athens Greece

More Than Drops in the Bucket: Loving Refugees in Greece

A little church in Greece is taking on the refugee crisis with the love of Christ.

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12 Oct 21
by
Anthony English

If God Has Chosen, Why Evangelize and Participate in Global Missions?

As someone who loves sharing the gospel, one of my main concerns with Calvinism was how it relates to evangelism and global missions.

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