What Is Jesus Doing?

In Revelation 1, the apostle John has a vision of the risen and glorified Jesus Christ. John, the beloved disciple, would probably have been most likely to give Jesus a hug, but when he saw Jesus as he is now, he was scared to death (v. 17). Jesus came to John, however, touched him, and […]

To the End of the Age

The chronological limit of Jesus’ commission to his disciples is that we are to make disciples to the end of the age (Matt 28:20). Matthew uses this phrase four other times in his gospel, referring to when Jesus returns to set up his kingdom (13:39, 40, 49; 24:3). Short-term or Long-term? Since we are tasked […]

All Nations

One of the inescapable facets of Jesus’ commission to his disciples is that we are to make disciples of all nations. Not only was this a challenge to his Jewish disciples (see the book of Acts), it also confronts our comfortable lives today. Going or Staying Since the gospel is for “all nations,” we must […]

God Supplies Our Needs (part 3)

Paul’s epistle to the Philippian church is an inspired missionary prayer letter. He has received a financial gift from the Philippian church, but he realizes the gift is also from his Heavenly Father, who supplies all his needs. Accordingly, he thanks God and he thanks the Philippian believers (4:10, 14). Through times of need and […]

God Supplies Our Needs (part 2)

Paul’s epistle to the Philippian church is an inspired missionary prayer letter. He has received a financial gift from the Philippian church, but he realizes the gift is also from his Heavenly Father, who supplies all his needs. Accordingly, he thanks God and he thanks the Philippian believers (4:10, 14). God had taught Paul to […]

Blest Be the Tie that Binds

Our hearts are overflowing as we just returned home yesterday from a ten-day trip to Antofagasta with five young ladies from our church. It was great to spend two Lord’s Days with the believers there, to enjoy time with the Flinck family, and to get to show the ministry opportunities and needs to the girls. […]

God Supplies Our Needs (part 1)

Paul’s epistle to the Philippian church is an inspired missionary prayer letter. He has received a financial gift from the Philippian church, but he realizes the gift is also from his Heavenly Father, who supplies all his needs. Paul thanked God and the Philippian church (4:10, 14). Paul begins thanking God: “I rejoiced in the […]

Brothers, Pray for Us

Continue steadfastly in prayer. Missionaries are always asking for prayer. We are no exception: we always ask the churches where we minister to pray for us. We have prayer cards, refrigerator magnets, wrist bands, a website and Facebook page, and this prayer letter to help believers remember to pray for us. And we are not […]

Totally Worth It

We all make sacrifices for something greater. Many times we think of missionaries as sacrificing so much: leaving home, giving up their worldly possessions, living in a foreign land. Granted, these things are a sacrifice, but anytime someone makes a willing sacrifice of anything, they do so because they value something else more highly. Think […]

Where Can We Go?

Where Can We Go? God is there. The world is a big place. There are any number of places we can travel, but wherever we are, God is there. David asks the question, “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?” (Ps 139:7). The answer of course, is […]