Christian missionaries are encouraged to embrace their adopted cultures. Immersing oneself into the culture where a missionary serves is said to help the missionary better understand the people he is trying to reach. Indeed, learning the nuances of a culture helps a missionary comprehend how to convey and contextualize the grace and mercy of Christ. […]
When we arrived in Equatorial Guinea we stressed about communication. It has been a large part of our ministry and we knew moving here would create challenges for us in this area. As Christians we are responsible to lift up our fellow believers and make it easier for them to glorify God (Deuteronomy 22:4, Proverbs […]
Note: May 21st is the 184th anniversary of the birth of Hudson Taylor Hudson Taylor is best known as a nineteenth-century pioneering missionary to inland China. Born in Yorkshire, England, on 21 May 1832, Taylor became a Christian at seventeen after reading an evangelism tract. On September 19, 1853 Taylor left England for China. After […]
Our daughter Maddy is technically no longer on the mission field with MTW. But, she just completed here fourth semester at John Brown University and is with us for three-months here in Equatorial Guinea. Due to her servant’s heart she has expressed a desire to do some ministry to advance God’s work while she is here. […]
It is official. We are hosting our first short-term mission teams in Africa. Before we open the trips up to the masses we wanted to extend an exclusive invitation to our prayer partners and supporters. If your church is interested in reserving one of the three slots for summer of 2017 send Mike a private message. […]
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