AN ADVENTURE OF REDEMPTION BY DANIEL MINNELLA Staring at the steaming pile of boiled fish entrails and the side of roasted, grated cassava, I remember the missionary stories I learned in Sunday school years ago. “This is what it takes, I guess.” I squirm a little as I raise the ball of food to my mouth and see the faces of my companions watching me as if I were about to perform an impossible feat. I drop the warm, spiny ball into my mouth and chew. “Lord, please don’t let me barf,” I pray. I force a smile and say, [...]


Over nine days, from the end of January to the beginning of February, my dear brother Micah Tuttle and I, along with a team of eight Peruvians, journeyed into Peru’s jungle to build relationships, disciple, hold openair gospel meetings, and encourage believers. The following journal entries, written by Micah, are overviews of our days. Reading of eating jungle rats, of navigating jungle terrain far from the reaches of cell towers, and of preaching until our bodies want to collapse can muster up imagery that is disconnected from reality, but don’t miss the connection. Taken from CMML Missions Magazine


Gather the people together . . . that they may hear and that they may learn to fear the Lord your God and carefully observe all the words of this law.” (Deuteronomy 31:12) The red sun of dawn stretched its golden arms over the eastern horizon of the centuries-old city of Luanda. Many inhabitants of that African city still slept, but one Portuguese couple had been awake all night. On that July day in 1971, shortly after sunrise, their middle child, a boy, was born. Taken from CMML Missions Magazine


In August 2018, we completed 10 years of being in Nicaragua. It has not always been easy, and we have learned a great deal about spiritual warfare. But we have seen the hand of the Lord work in amazing ways. The hand that was in control at the beginning is still in control today. We serve an amazing God, and Deuteronomy 31:8 still rings true for us. Taken from CMML Missions Magazine


Aviation Strengthens Ministry Efforts in Zambia BY CHRIS BRUNDAGE For the past five years, I have been involved in mission aviation at Chitokoloki is a Mission Hospital. Chitokoloki is a busy, rural hospital with 110 beds and a team of missionaries, including a doctor, nurses, administrative support, and maintenance workers, from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Chitokoloki is situated more than 350 miles from Lusaka, Zambia’s capital city. Taken from CMML Missions Magazine


Years ago, in an effort to encourage workers who labor for the Lord in tension-filled regions throughout Asia, the assembly missionary service organizations agreed to treat them to a retreat. The first such retreat was held in Hong Kong, and Sheldon and Nisa Crutchfield (MPH Day 7) were the key organizers. With this, they began what has become an event that is convened every four or five years. Taken from CMML Missions Magazine


Serving in Belize Heather’s TestimonyI grew up as a missionary kid in both Kenya and Burundi. I, too, was brought up in a Christian home, and I realized that I needed to be saved at age three. Ian’s TestimonyI was blessed to grow up in a Christian home where going to church was twice, or sometimes three times, on Sundays and every Thursday evening for Bible study. Taken from CMML Missions Magazine


Melanie’s testimony: I was blessed to be raised in a US-based missionary family and was privileged to hear the Gospel from a young age. Although I trusted Christ as my Savior when I was about five years old, it wasn’t until my teens that my faith became some- thing that was personal and real to me. Peter’s testimony: My parents were assembly missionaries from the United Kingdom to Italy. I grew up in Italy and England and was saved at an early age.   Taken from CMML Missions Magazine


First-year Missionaries Share about Daily Life : Commended in 2017 from North Ridge Bible Chapel, Raleigh, North Carolina, John and Jennifer Kinlaw recently moved to Tanzania with their four children (Isaac 10, Elaina 9, Samuel 5, and Katie 4). The Kinlaws devoted their first four months to intensive Swahili language study in Morogoro. They are now settled in Kigoma and serve the Lord alongside the Johnson family (Missionary Prayer Handbook Day 3).   Taken from CMML Missions Magazine JOHN & JENNIFER INTRODUCTION IN APRIL


BY TIM & JOY BEER : Throughout Scripture, we are reminded of God’s concern for the poor, the helpless, and the widowed. We are told not to afflict them because the Lord administers justice to them and is their defender. The Bible warns against those who prey on widows and also clearly instructs the church to look after those in need. In the developing parts of the world, the church of God is constantly faced with the needs of such people, and their sad plights move Christians. Many years ago, a previous missionary, Mr. Charles Geddis, started a village here at Loloma for elderly people who had [...]