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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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Easter: Reacting to the Resurrection

John 20:2. Mary goes to the tomb and sees that it’s empty. She runs to Simon Peter and the other disciple John, the disciple who Jesus loved, the disciple who never used his own name, and said “They’ve taken the Lord out of the tomb and we don’t know where they have laid Him.” It’s incredible…

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Good Friday: God of the Third Day

  There are many beautiful things about the Easter story that starts on this dark and sorrowful day we call Good Friday, and one of the best is that this is a three day story. Throughout the bible there are many stories that you can group together by how many days pass in the story.…

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Palm Sunday: Look at God!

This Sunday is called Jesus’ triumphal entry. It’s described in all four gospel accounts. We look at it and we say, “Wow! Look at them waving the palm branches and yelling hosanna! They’re welcoming Him as the king!” Luke 19:41 says “As they came closer to Jerusalem he saw the city ahead and he began…

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Urgent Prayer for Ukrainian Missionaries

We are asking for prayer for our Ukrainian missionaries, Alexander and Svetlana Moseychuk. At 4 a.m. this morning, Thursday February 24th, Russia invaded Ukraine. Alexander reports that Russian rockets have attacked many Ukrainian cities and airports. On the front lines, over fifty people have already died. Alexander’s church and home is in Bakhmut, around 12 miles away…

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A New Year’s Eve Note From Rick Miller

Happy New Year’s Eve! In case you missed our video yesterday, here’s a note from President Rick Miller.    As the year comes to close, it’s a great time for us to pause and reflect about 2021. It’s been another hard challenging year for many people and many of us. And yet in the midst…

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The Power of Indigenous Missionaries

Did you know indigenous missionaries have increased church planting by 300%? As you consider how you can support missionaries next year, think about indigenous missionaries — Cambodian missionaries in Cambodia, Guatemalan Missionaries in Guatemala, etc. These are missionaries who are from the country they’re ministering in. They know the language, culture, and care deeply for…

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Highlights from 2021

Director of campus ministries, Ryan Miller, goes over all the incredible stories we’ve shared about our missionaries. If you’ve missed any, check them out below! Edwin Colon — the Recovery House of Worship Luis Magandi — Guatemala Paul Ameen — apologist to Muslims Ben Joseph — international students Mottel Baleston — Messianic Jew Radha Manickam…

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The Gift of Christmas

When we read the story of the Magi who visited Jesus after He was born, we learn three things about giving. Watch our director of campus ministries, Ryan Miller, share those three things and see how you can apply them this season! God bless you, Missions Door

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Happy Thanksgiving from Missions Door!

Our director of campus ministries, Ryan Miller, has a special Thanksgiving message to share with you! We would love to hear directly from you what you’re most thankful for this year. From the bottom of our hearts, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving this weekend! God bless you, Missions Door  

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June 2021 NetWork NewsCast – Christ Communities

Communities. God has encouraged community from the very beginning because he created us for relationship with him and others. We typically define communities by where we find them geographically — where they’re located. But for Missions Door, our Christ communities are best defined as people coming together with a common interest for learning, fellowship, support…

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New pastors go above and beyond

Every three months, new believers walk from remote mountains and villages. They ride buses and boats for up to 18 hours, often not knowing where they will sleep and what they will eat when they arrive at their destination. They are driven on this journey by their hunger for truth and the word of God.…

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March NetWork NewsCast – Serving where you started

How often have we heard, “No one could possibly understand what I’m going through?” In today’s world, the need has never been greater to find others that genuinely understand struggle — and bring us a message of hope. At Missions Door, our mission is to raise up people within a culture, to be missionaries who…

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January NetWork NewsCast – From Rodeos to Rural Revival

Missions Door is entering a new season of ministry in 2021. We are retooling and refreshing our ministry structure and will begin engaging in new initiatives to strengthen and multiply the spread of the Gospel through a network of culturally-authentic Christ communities. Welcome to NewsCast — our new resource providing you with highlights found throughout…

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Wonderful Time of the Year

  Listen to the story! As I was driving to the church, the Andy Williams’ song came on the radio. “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” I looked down the poverty-stricken streets full of mud and shacks made of wood scraps and cardboard. “Do the people of Valle Verde feel it’s the most…

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A God-Inspired Love for Big Cities

For as long as he can remember, Mark Marchak has always loved big cities—the people, the diversity, the hustle and bustle. It was a passion for him to visit major cities, and he was especially drawn to New York City where he grew up as a third generation American from Russian immigrants. Living through the…

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A Bridge between Brothers and Sisters in Christ

Along the highways and inside the towns, signs are posted to encourage people in the Navajo Nation to stay home. “STAY HOME, PROTECT YOUR FAMILY”, many of them say. Aggressive measures and curfews have taken place among the Navajo people to protect themselves from the virus. Even so, COVID-19 hit the nation’s rural people particularly…

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Following a Divine Path

The Lord has been carefully preparing him for the next step throughout his life. Now, at Missions Door, we are thrilled to announce John Benza as the newest member of our Strategic And Leadership Team (SALT). John comes from a background of quick acceleration in the business world as well as ministry. After faithfully following…

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Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly

Marv and Denise Robinson met while working at an office together, and when the Lord intertwined their hearts’ desire to work at a children’s ministry, their love for each other blossomed. Marv proposed on a busy bus in New York City, and in 1975, they were married. Appointed in 1980, Marv and Denise have just…

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COVID-19 Among Campus Ministry

Learning to adapt has been the anthem in many of our lives over the past few months, and universities are certainly not immune. Fervent efforts by Campus Ambassadors, such as missionary Devynn Brankel, have gone toward adapting to the new normal under the shroud of COVID-19 and encouraging university students to continue pursuing the Lord…

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A New Reality

In a country already paralyzed by environmental devastation and economic turmoil, Haitians are just not ready for the despair that Covid-19 brings. It’s a troubling time for people and the church across the country. But with despair comes a stubborn thirst for hope, and wills that are ready to surrender to something bigger, something greater,…

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Mentoring and Discipling Amid Crisis

While working in a soup kitchen one day in March, Lisa Brownlie overheard members of five families in line for food say they had lost their jobs that day. They are definitely not alone. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and tighten its grip on the United States, economists surveyed by The Wall Street…

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My Fruit Grows on Your Tree

Paul and Jean Biggers have a very pragmatic approach with their amazing ministry that’s been helping people find and follow Jesus for more than 20 years of service with Missions Door. “We intentionally make time and space to connect with people who do not know God, and in a non-threatening environment,” Paul says. An evening…

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Breaking the Silence with a Message of Hope

When Morgen Cash speaks of the men, women and children she ministers to, she refers to them as “our Beloveds.” She says it in a reverent tone with an earnestness so powerful it’s as though she’s wrapping her arms around each of them in an embrace of divine love and acceptance. She longs for them…

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Shepherding ‘Hidden Christians’ in the US & Japan

As Phil Waters transitions into semi-retirement, he remains in awe of God’s power as he reflects on the success of a career dedicated in service to Christ and the Japanese population both here and abroad. After serving as missionaries in Japan for just under ten years, Phil and Sharyn Waters were appointed by Missions Door…

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Advent—Expectantly Waiting for His Coming

“I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. . .Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”  Luke 2:10,14 Advent is about waiting—an expectant waiting for His coming.  Children can hardly wait to open the next window in the…

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Reaching the Unreachable Children

When you love someone, you will do anything for them. Jesus Christ puts that in our hearts. That belief is very much a part of the spiritual DNA that drives Patricia Bunk. “I have always loved children who don’t have anything,” says Patti, who became a missionary with Missions Door in 2011 and three years…

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A Goal to Plant 100 Churches in 2020

Like a mighty army, moves the Church of God. Brothers, we are treading where the saints have trod. We are not divided. All one body we — one in hope and doctrine, one in charity. Those words — the third verse of the beloved hymn Onward, Christian Soldiers — come immediately to mind as Rigoberto…

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Tending to the Lost Sheep of Israel

Outreach to the Lost Sheep of Israel David is a Jewish businessman who seemingly had it all — friends, family and a successful career. Yet beneath the surface, something was missing. David was floundering spiritually and searching for answers. Who knew accepting an invitation to break bread with a few friends would turn his journey…

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No Longer a Slave to Fear

The college experience is an exciting and enlightening time for young adults taking their next steps of life’s journey. It can also be a time of uncertainty and fear, especially for the growing number of students who come to the U.S. from all around the world. It’s easy to understand why a university can be…

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Come as You Are, but Don’t Stay that Way

Mario Zamorano started smoking marijuana at age 12. By 17, he fell prey to the clutches of heroin, an addiction he overcame in 1990 — but not before enduring more than a decade of trouble with the law. He didn’t realize it then, but God was already preparing him for ministry. Mario and his wife,…

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Quebec – Still an Unreached Mission Field

In the late ‘70s, there were only about 40 evangelical churches in all of Quebec province. Most of these were congregations of fewer than 100 people with little-to-no structure.  It was — and still is — a mission field! François Turcotte was born and raised in this mission field of Quebec and embraced Jesus Christ…

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Shining God’s Light Across World Religions

It’s easy to understand why Abraham* and his family, upon relocating to America from Pakistan in 2004, heeded God’s calling to continue their mission work in a suburban expanse near New York City. Their home is nestled in one of the most culturally diverse areas in the world, sits mere minutes from a burgeoning population…

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Building Hope Among Villages in Rural America

“I have sometimes seen, in the morning sun, the smoke of a thousand villages, where no missionary has ever been.” Those words inspired Scottish physician and internationally-renowned missionary David Livingstone to devote his life to bringing Christianity to the remote reaches of Africa in the late 1800s. They also inspire Larisa Craig, but she doesn’t…

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How to Thrive

Tim Stewart has worked with Campus Ambassadors since 2001. However, he is currently stepping back from his own campus ministry to, instead, minister to other campus ministers. His new official title is ‘Director of Ministry Partner Development’ and his objective is to help new and veteran missionaries find partners to support them in their ministry.…

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A Place to Be Both

In Nairobi, Kenya, the majority of people (75% of the population) is under 29 years old. Curtis Reed has been ministering to this large population of Kenyan youth for the past 12 years. In that time, he has seen a disconnect between Christianity and the Kenyan population at large. What is the reason for the…

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Tightrope Christianity

Freddy didn’t really understand the concept of grace. How could he? The major influences in his life up to that point had not shared or demonstrated that grace. Instead, they told cautionary tales of a harsh world. They warned him to work hard and do well or he would quickly end up in a box…

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Merry Christmas for Everyone

For many, Christmas is a time of joy and celebration. But we all know someone for whom the holidays are anything but merry.  For the bruised, battered and brokenhearted, those who are grieving, and those whose circumstances are anything but what they would choose, it is hard to put on a happy face for Christmas.…

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Thankful to Be Alive

Here in Ukraine a heavy fog has rolled in this November morning. Sveta holds her cup of tea with two hands to keep them warm. “What causes me to be thankful in my life now?” She pauses for a moment to think about the question. “Now, every single day I am just thankful to be…

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Mission Recharge

Did you know your pastor probably wants to quit? No sabbatical.  Family tensions.  No counseling.  Ministry fatigue.  No self-care.  Conflict.  No clear picture of what’s expected.  And no option to be weak when your congregation needs you to be strong. At any given time, 75% of pastors in America want to quit, (Church Resource Ministries).…

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Purpose in Pain

“I believe God is choosing not to heal me because He wants to touch people’s lives through this ‘fragile jar of clay’.” Though struggling with Parkinson’s disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ruth Palnick has found that pain can be a beautiful bridge to evangelism. “You can strike up a conversation with a wall,” Ruth’s mother used…

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Others Helping You

Aaron’s Journal Entry: First night on the river Very dark now. We are traveling upriver by flashlight. We haven’t found the tribe yet but can’t stop because it’s too dangerous to sleep in the open jungle. Hoping to see tiki torches soon. Getting later and colder. Still no village. Hoping the flashlight batteries last. Getting later.…

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Stories in Need of a Savior

I walked with Dennis Noble through the Five Points neighborhood of Denver. He and his wife, Shelley, started ministering in the area shortly after he graduated from Denver Seminary in 1972. As their first ministry to the community, the Nobles started a Christian, summer day camp. That same summer, Dennis was appointed as a missionary…

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Turning to Christ

The bite of the sub-zero Chicago winter stung Paul’s bare skin, as he trudged through a foot of snow in just a t-shirt and pants. Just moments earlier, Paul had stormed off after an argument with a friend and was trying to make his way home to his apartment. He was freezing by the time…

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Relationships for the Long-Term

  “Do you speak Spanish?” I asked. “Well… I offend less people now” he laughed. Rick Myers is a Missions Door Missionary Advocate and Short-Term Teams Coordinator. Today, he leads trips to Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras. While he began his career as a salesman, Rick left the corporate world after 27 years to…

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On a Day of Palm Branches

It is the Friday before Holy Week. I am traveling with my good friend Rigoberto Reyes, to the eastern end of Cuba this day. We were on the road at 4:00am, bouncing along in a rickety automobile, to arrive for a full day of teaching and encouraging pastors. It seemed unreasonably early to me, especially…

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