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Karen’s Testimony My parents accepted Christ as their Savior shortly before I was born, so I had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home. At the age of four, two life-changing things happened. First, I came to understand and believe in the work of Christ. Rich’s Testimony Only a year after I was born in rural Vermont, my parents came to Christ. Through our nightly devotions together, I came to a saving knowledge of Jesus at age five. My parents had huge hearts for the unreached people groups of this world.   Taken from CMML Missions Magazine


As we read through the New Testament, particularly the Gospels and Acts, we encounter the practice of fasting which is seldom given much attention in the local churches with which I am familiar. There is nothing particularly mysterious about fasting; it is simply abstaining from eating for a specified period of time. In 1 Corinthians, Paul indicates that a married couple may choose to set aside normal sexual activity during a fast, though this is not required. A fast can be absolute (no food or drink whatsoever) or partial. Most fasts, particularly longer ones, allow water or other clear beverages. [...]


When I was a child, my grandma took me to a monthly missionary meeting where we heard reports from missionaries. One of my favorites was Brad Hallock, whose zeal for evangelism and discipleship in Peru (at that time) became my stereotype for modern missions. This was only strengthened by the later reports and similar passion that Micah Tuttle brought back from Peru.[......]   Taken from CMML Missions Magazine


Much of my burden comes from my own assembly and the assemblies of close friends.  I long to see us grow in the Lord and be a shining light in the communities we have been placed into.  That doesn’t come without effort and dedication to the leading of the Spirit. As we look to a new year ahead here are 8 ways I see the assemblies moving forward and making progress.  I pray that these become a vital part of every assembly in 2018. 1. A fresh surrender to the Holy Spirit This is not the first point by accident. [...]


Phil & Trena Gould   Serving in St. Lucia Phil’s Testimony I was privileged to be born to Christian parents who, soon after, were commended to serve the Lord in St. Lucia. Hearing the clear Gospel preached nightly was a way of life, and I don’t remember when I first started to understand my need as a sinner for God’s salvation. Trena’s Testimony  I was raised in a godly home where the Word of God was read and followed. My family attended an evangelical church and placed an emphasis on obedience to God’s Word and ser- vice to the Lord. I remember knowing [...]


At this time of year stores start playing Christmas songs, lights go up on houses, trees are set up with lots of decorations and people start planning their holiday schedule and meals. Many churches hold special services, choir concerts and some put nativity scenes out front. It’s also the time of year when many Christians criticize those who celebrate the Lord’s birth. Some will even accuse them of being pagan worshipers. Many who do not celebrate Christmas look down on those who do as being swept away by worldliness and commercialism. In some ways they have a point. Christmas can become an [...]


We all have an idea of what Christmas is like—maybe it’s quiet family times reading Luke 2 or big church gatherings to sing carols—but holiday celebrations can look very different around the world. For most of our missionaries, they celebrate the Lord’s birth in a foreign setting and often without their extended families.   Taken from CMML Missions Magazine  


At the age of seven, I sat listening to a missionary speak at our church. I was mesmerized. From that moment on, I knew that God was burdening my heart for cross-cultural work. I was raised in a Christian home, and, convicted of sin at an early age, I trusted Jesus as my Savior. I grew spiritually through God’s grace and the influence of different believers. In high school, I went on short-term missions trips to India, and, later, I went to Burundi. Through these trips, God confirmed my desire to serve Him overseas.[.....]     Taken from CMML Missions Magazine


In my last article, I spoke about the tendency to equate attendance with godliness. When we become too rigid in our view of how the meetings of the church should function we lose sight of the greater goal of growth within the body of Christ. On the other hand, there is in our society a general lack of commitment towards things that are of ultimate value. We firmly believe that the church is founded upon the Word of God and it gives us several key reasons why we should meet together. Not just a social club At its very core the [...]


I’m sure by now you, dear reader, are aware of the natural disaster in Houston, Texas. Hurricane Harvey rained down so much water that it is best described as “Biblical” in proportion. A great many people were evacuated prior to the storm’s landfall, but a great many more were advised to stock up and ride out the rain. Areas categorized as “no-flood” zones were assumed to be safe. My sister, Sarah, and her husband and four small children live in just such a zone. They went to sleep Saturday night, listening to the rainfall, and thanking the Lord for their [...]