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Burdened beyond measure

I just finished a long phone call with a brother who serves in a pioneering mission context. He was utterly traumatized by what his leader was doing to him. He felt rejected, abandoned, stigmatized, completely lost, and worst of all – alone. He ...

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Find the balance

Family is central to Africans, who we are and how we exist. Remove family, and we are not a people. Our nuclear and extended families are interconnected, and this web often determines many decisions we make. Family in Africa exists to support indi...

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Know their culture

“For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more…I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” (1 Cor. 9:19, 22)

I recently shared my conversion s...

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Great stories stir great action

Several mission stories have impacted me personally, including one about a missionary who led 903 radical Muslim jihadists to Christ as he obeyed the Lord and went to serve where his colleague had been previously martyred. The other is Sam...

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The pastor is key

A few years ago, a church invited me to speak on missions for two nights. I was excited about this opportunity but I had mixed feelings. How many people would show up for a missions conference on a Wednesday night?

In my experience, ...

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Is missionary training necessary?

Is missionary training necessary in 2021? Why should we bother investing in ministry training? One may think if you are a Christian and you have a calling from the Lord, then you are ready to step out and be a missionary. But is being a Christian ...

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Why do we have to reach Muslims?

I was recently asked to teach a course on “Christianity and other World Religions” at a theological institution. As I prepared my lectures, I came across an article by a mission leader who reaches Muslims. He estimated that 99 per cent of Chri...

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Reverse missions

Throughout history, migration and Christian missions have gone hand in hand. In the book of Acts, we notice that the persecuted believers in Jerusalem started sharing the gospel as they migrated (Acts 8:4). Andrew Walls notes that:

It is ea...

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African missions agencies


Africa has been the centre of missions for over two centuries. Many missionaries came when Africa was considered a “dark continent” and laboured until Christianity was established. Today the landscape looks completely dif...

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