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And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”

- Matthew 28:18-20

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Our new issue!  Crossing cultures is complicated - we've gathered stories from those who are experiencing it and share their insights along with some tribulations.   Read it and enjoy.

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Missionary profile - Rhoda Oluwakemi Appiah

As a 22-year-old newlywed, married to a foreigner with stars in my eyes, I landed in the mission field in a new country. I had expected a smooth ride, all things working out, peaches and cream. After all, hadn’t we heard God? Before long, financial difficulty and family tug-of-war tore the stars out of my eyes and exposed the reality on the ground—life was hard.

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Crossing cultures in Kenya

The long awaited journey finally came! Many were filled with joy for the adventure and at the same time they were filled with anxiety. They’d heard about Samburu from the media or people who had gone there before. Now their feet would walk this land, and for a good cause: to preach the gospel.

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Missionary profile - *Baraka

I got so sick when I was five years old that I almost died. I was misdiagnosed, given the wrong medication, and urgently needed a blood transfusion. Years later, I accepted the sacrifice of the blood of Jesus, and I was saved. I’m now serving as a missionary in Ethiopia.

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Let's stop limiting mission involvement!

Some churches have a sign near the door that you can’t miss as you walk out that says that you are now entering your mission field. This is a great idea, and if taught well, even better! We need to mobilize and “send” every believer.

Of course, we still need to send mission workers into the least reached areas of the world, but we also need to send all Christians into the places their lives touch daily.

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Missionary profile - Pacifique Bisangwa

How much mobilization is too much? The simple answer is we can never mobilize enough. I believe in mobilization because if there’s no mobilization, we will not get those who are going. Mobilization is for everyone.

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My Neighbour's Faith - a book to help you

Nowhere else have both Islam and Christianity been more instrumental in shaping the history of a people and their lives than in Africa.  My Neighbour's Faith sheds light on the beliefs and teaching of Islam by addressing matters of contemporary importance to Christians and the wider non-Muslim audience.

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The importance of families in global missions

The year was 1727. The place was GermanyThe Moravian community, one of the oldest Protestant denominations, was fasting and praying. Just like at Pentecost, the Holy Spirit moved, bringing revival and focus. The entire Moravian community began a prayer meeting that lasted for 100 years. From that century-long prayer meeting came the beginning of the modern missions movement.

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The dangerous myth of the invincible missionary

There’s a myth present in the church, often unspoken, of the invincible missionary. The invincible missionary is called to the far ends of the globe to do tasks that are much too difficult for your average Joe Christian.

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The many faces of Islam - from The Gospel Coalition Africa

Islam is one of the largest religions in Africa, making up of over 40% of the African population. To ignore Islam is the greatest mistake practicing Christians in Africa can make. Every minister of the gospel in Africa must have an understanding of Islam.

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