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Update: ASU Experiencing Record Number of International Students

Missions Door missionary, Ben Joseph, reports that Arizona State University has a record number of international students this past school year. The ministry he serves in, Friends of Internationals, has been able to take these students all over Arizona to experience the beauty of the Southwest and build relationships. FOI’s Easter Celebration dinner had a…

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Update: Jewish Man Saved and Being Discipled

This summer, an unsaved Jewish man approached Missions Door missionary, Mottel Baleston, after he spoke at a church located in a strongly Jewish suburb of Las Vegas. The man came with his believing wife and was open to the gospel. He willingly played with Mottel and came to saving faith. Mottel is happy to share…

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Update: New House Church in Dominican Republic

Felix Abreu, Missions Door missionary in the Dominican Republic, started a new house church on July 17th. That month, he presented the 5-5-5 plan: five strategic cities in the Dominican Republic where his team wants to establish five strategic church planting centers in the next five years (2023 – 2027). He asks for your prayers for…

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A Voice in the Wilderness of a Private University

Abby and her student sit together with a bible open, pouring over scripture. Her student has three times the number of papers and tests coming up than the average college student. That’s what academic life is like for students at the University of Denver, an elite private school with world-renowned prestige. Abby lets the student…

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Teaching Tolerance and Truth

A group of college students are gathered around, listening to each other’s opinions. In their midst are donuts and a large sign that reads, “Is there absolute truth?” Students of all faiths and non-faiths give their input, respectfully challenging one another. It’s a breath of fresh air in comparison to how most discourse happens nowadays.…

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Preaching the Jewishness of Jesus

Cary stands at the edge of the Mount of Olives, taking in the glorious site. There are green trees as far as the eye can see, although they are no longer olive trees. There’s a heaviness in the air. It’s the 70’s and the October War has just happened, At this time, Cary is an…

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Providing Affordable Education to Inner-City Students

An instructor steps into his class, placing his laptop case on his desk. He sits down and opens his computer, waiting for his college students to shuffle in. “Good evening,” he greets them, one by one. He scans his class, nervously doing a headcount. A student approaches his desk. “William’s locked up,” the student informs…

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A Friend to Foreigners

“Oh, it’s raining!” Patricia says, smiling as she drives Fatima to the store. Fatima is her new Muslim friend from the Middle East who’s in America to study. “Thank you, Jesus. I prayed to Jesus that it would rain, and He answered my prayer.” Fatima laughs. “Does Jesus answer all of your prayers?” she asks.…

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Update From Our Ukrainian Missionary

On Thursday, we received this update from Missions Door missionary Sasha in Ukraine. Dear Rick, I greet you and all supporting the Help to Survive Ministry in Ukraine. I pray for you and wish you all God’s blessings. Forgive me, I have been very remiss in writing to you as I am in a war…

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Creating Community for Those Who Aren’t Interested

“Do you wanna play some games with us?” Myke can see the wheels turning in the college student’s head. It’s like he’s thinking, “Games? Having to leave my dorm? Socializing with people?” The student pauses carefully. “No, thanks,” he replies, going back into his room to play video games by himself. Myke figured he’d respond…

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Training Ministry Leaders in Latin America

Nicaragua, 1995 – Rigo Reyes is twenty-two years old. He manages around 1,500 people. He has a wife, a good salary, and a lot of power for someone his age. So, why is he destroying his life? Young and Power Hungry Rigo was born and raised in Nicaragua. He got married at twenty years old…

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Ministering to Haiti’s Children

Haiti, 2010 — the ground begins to shake underneath Francklin’s feet, while objects fall around him with a loud clatter. He looks at his students and sees the fear in their eyes. Francklin guides them downstairs as fast as he can, trying not to fall. Car horns and shouts for help fill the streets. Pieces…

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The World of Post-Covid High School

“Can we talk out in the hallway?” Craig can see the mixture of seriousness and nerves on the young student’s face. He’s helping him apply for a college scholarship, and they’ve landed on a prompt asking to share an experience that was difficult to overcome. Craig nods and goes out into the hallway with the…

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Helping Missionaries Finish Well

Click. The door’s lock echoes in Bob’s ears. He can practically hear his heart beating. There are only two people in the room now. Himself and a police officer. When his phone rang earlier, Bob never expected to hear his friend say the following: “I’ve got a cop here who’s threatening to hurt himself.” His…

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How God Used a Missionary’s Debilitating Panic Attacks

“I can’t.” Josh Joiner’s heart beats out of his chest and his hands tremble. He sits in the passenger seat of his car with his wife, struggling to breathe. She drove him to the store in an attempt to leave the house. His constant panic attacks have left him bed-ridden for a month, unable to…

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Reaching Honduras’ Toughest Prisoners

A prisoner’s bones ache. He sleeps on the hard ground because there aren’t enough beds in the facility. He awakes to the excited chatter of one of his cell mates. “Care packages,” his cell mate announces. The prisoner gets up. His stomach growls. There’s never enough food; just beans. The care packages are a nice…

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Restoring Marriages is Leading Peruvians to Christ

A couple sits in front of William and his wife, Ruth. Tears stain the woman’s tired face, while the man looks down in shame. The boyfriend and girlfriend have cheated on each other several times, but they share three young kids. Neither of them grew up in a two-parent household. This is a common conversation…

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HIV and AIDS Ministry

1988 – Steve Robenalt sits with his wife of three weeks, Patty, in a Christian conference. It’s his first year working full-time as a Campus Ambassador at Arizona State University, and they’re both excited to learn more about how to serve their students. A staff member at the conference teaches about ministering to people with…

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