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Europe Is An Important Mission Field for American Missionaries

The first part of this month, it was a privilege to be with a team of folks from First Family on a mission trip to Europe. Our team consisted of Dale Sikes, Tanner Battles, Kelly Bergquist, Steve Noble, Terry Johnson, and me. The purpose for our trip was to visit our partners in France, Germany, and Sweden for both encouragement …

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Oh God, Make Your Passion My Mission

One of the core  themes of the Star Wars saga is the rebellion of the evil empire against the good represented by the Republic and the Jedi Knights. As we watch movies like Star Wars, we identify ourselves with the good guys, those who fight for the brotherhood of mankind and the ultimate triumph of good over evil. Culturally, we …

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Navigating Towards the Deeper Waters of Faith

What is the most awe-inspiring sight you have ever seen? Natural wonders like the Grand Canyon or Yosemite National Park may come to mind. Perhaps it’s the vastness of an ocean or staring into the eyes of a newly born son or daughter. When I asked myself this question, the image that immediately came to mind was Downtown Chicago. There …

How To Pray For Missions

Read: Ephesians 6:18-20 At the present time, God has chosen to use our church as a sending church. We thank Him and praise Him for the trust He has placed in us. But a church that supports its missionaries does more than send a support check each month–a missions church covers its missionaries in prayer. This is an essential part …