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COVID-19 Among Campus Ministry

June 12, 2020

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

May 22, 2020

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

April 17, 2020

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

March 13, 2020

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

February 13, 2020

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

January 22, 2020

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

December 10, 2019

“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

November 15, 2019

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

October 18, 2019

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

September 20, 2019

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

August 16, 2019

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

July 12, 2019

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

June 13, 2019

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

May 10, 2019

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

April 4, 2019

“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

March 14, 2019

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

February 14, 2019

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

January 15, 2019

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

December 13, 2018

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

November 12, 2018

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

October 18, 2018

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

September 13, 2018

“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

August 16, 2018

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

July 19, 2018

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

June 14, 2018

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

May 10, 2018

  “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

April 13, 2018

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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The Street Community and The Kingdom

March 14, 2018

Canada

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The Value of a Single Story

January 29, 2018

Nicaragua

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The Legend of Christmas

December 19, 2017

Dr Mike Fleischmann, Vice President of Personnel In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.  (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)  And everyone went to their own town to register.  So Joseph also went up from…

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Thankful for the Journey

November 29, 2017

This past October, Rick Myers set out on a cross-country tour, deciding to travel the US by car to visit and promote many US and Central American missionaries. Rick was re-appointed as a Missionary Advocate last year and embraced the opportunity to personally fellowship and commune with these missionaries across the US. This “Missionary Advocacy…

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Planting Seeds of Change

October 27, 2017

Specialized

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Empowering Potential within the Body of Christ

September 30, 2017

Harvest America

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A Home Away from Home

September 1, 2017

Campus Ambassadors

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Responding to God’s Call

July 31, 2017

City Ministry

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Hot Dogs & Jesus

June 17, 2017

Campus Ambassadors

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Rebuilding Hope in the Name of Jesus

May 10, 2017

City

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Beyond the Walls of the Church

March 18, 2017

U.S. Latino

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A Sign of God’s Love

February 17, 2017

Honduras

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Intended for Evil

January 20, 2017

Cambodia

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In the Ministry of Reconciliation

October 20, 2016

United States

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In the Neighborhood of Hope and Healing

September 21, 2016

United States

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Justice, Hip-Hop and The Word of God

August 17, 2016

Kenya

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Finding Freedom Behind Bars

July 20, 2016

Mexico

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The Gospel at 30,000 Feet

June 23, 2016

United States

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When Light Invaded the City of Darkness

May 23, 2016

Honduras

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Ecuador Earthquake Relief

May 3, 2016

Ecuador

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A Hindu’s Hunger for Christ

March 16, 2016

United States

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Darkness Gives Way to Light

February 17, 2016

Central Asia

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Meeting God in the Midst of Disappointment

January 19, 2016

Cuba

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