Last week Mike had an article published by The Gospel Coalition(TGC). Mike’s article Not Bad, Just Different is about making sure we as missionaries are more concerned with sharing the gospel than changing cultures.
The article contends that while the gospel changes cultures, messengers of the gospel should never seek to modify a culture to make it more like their own. Missionaries should never burden the purity of the gospel with our sinful biases.
Apparently this is a controversial topic. The article received several comments and prompted a few personal e-mails from people who took exception to Mike’s analysis. Overwhelmingly the article was appreciated. As of the publishing of this blog post Mike’s article has been reposted on Facebook 177 times and retweeted 96 times on Twitter.
This is the second article of Mike’s that TGC has published. TGC is an interdenominational resource center dedicated to expanding the gospel of Christ. The brainchild of D.A. Carson and Tim Keller, TGC provides articles, blogs, books, sermons, videos and other resources to church leaders, pastors and lay Christians.
It is a great blessing to be able to share a message of missions to such a large readership.
Late last week one of Mike’s articles (What I Want for All Missionaries) was published on The Gospel Coalition (TGC) website. The reception and the subsequent reaction to the article was staggering. We received dozens of e-mails of appreciation and support for Mike’s transparency in the article. As of the publishing of this blog post Mike’s article has been reposted on Facebook over 670 times and retweeted 140 times on Twitter.
TGC is an interdenominational resource center dedicated to expanding the gospel of Christ. The brainchild of D.A. Carson and Tim Keller, TGC provides articles, blogs, books, sermons, videos and other resources to church leaders, pastors and lay Christians. It has recently exploded in influence and popularity. TGC provides content from outside sources and from its Council Members, which includes such heavy hitters as Carson, Keller, Kevin DeYoung, Ligon Duncan and John Piper.
It is a pleasure to have been able to produce an article that has impacted both senders and goers.
MTW’s StreetChild program produces a quarterly newsletter that promotes the StreetChild ministries to thousands of churches throughout the U.S. Several of our newest ministries are featured prominently in the latest issue of the StreetChild newsletter. To download your copy of the newsletter click HERE.
This issue features three short articles about our work in Honduras.
The first article talks about our “house grandma” for our teen girls home. Oneyda Ortiz is a Honduran who lives in our Puerta de Esperanza. She is the rule enforcer and Christian mentor for the young girls living in our home.
The second article talks about the launching of both our StreetChild ministry to homeless kids and our teen girls home, Puerta de Esperanza.
The third article talks about two of our missionaries attending the Pavement Project training in Mexico. Kate and Shannon attended this training that helps them to better understand and serve kids who have been abused. They have already implemented this in Honduras.
MTW’s StreetChild program produces a quarterly newsletter that promotes the StreetChild program to thousands of churches throughout the U.S. Our two newest ministries and our two newest missionaries are featured prominently in the latest issue of the StreetChild newsletter. To download your copy of the newsletter click HERE.
An article is written about Kate DeFuniak and the work she will be doing in Honduras. Kate is starting a StreetChild program in La Ceiba to address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the kids living on the streets.
Another article talks about Shannon Innes and her new ministry to teen mothers. Shannon has opened Puerta De Esperanza (Door of Hope). She will be providing a home, job training and spiritual discipleship to moms that are trying to escape violence, substance abuse or life on the streets.
These two new ministries allow us to act as the hands and feet of Christ and show His mercy and justice to the poorest and most needy in La Ceiba.
StreetChild is the quarterly newsletter of MTW’s StreetChild Mission International. The just released Spring issue focuses on our work in La Ceiba, Honduras. The five page, color newsletter is mailed to thousands of individuals and churches throughout the U.S.
The newsletter focuses much on Oneida, a young Honduran girl with whom we work very close. There is also much written about our effort to build a homeless kids center and about Kate DeFuniak, our future Director of that project.
It is so exciting for our ministry to receive such great focus. It is our desire that such attention helps to develop many new partners and to bring great glory to Christ. To view a copy of the newsletter click HERE.