MAY WE INTRODUCE

Whitney Landis : Serving in Mexico 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

GOD’S WORK IN PARAGUAY

BY PHILIP WELCH : Earlier this year I had the difficult privilege of seeing God use Bjarne and Rosalba Fostervold (Missionary Prayer Handbook Day 25) to work among the Ache people of Paraguay. First, I say difficult because the Spirit of God stretched me physically,emotionally, relationally, and spiritually as I traveled and served.[....]     Taken from CMML Missions Magazine

PATRICIA PHILLIPS SERVING IN NIGERIA

Steve’s Testimony : Imagine a self-centered, rebellious Eastern mystic with no Christian upbringing getting blown out of an exploding building at age 19. Now imagine that same conceited philosophy-lover,convicted of Christ’s resurrection, praying, “Well,Lord, I guess this is it; I want you to be my Savior.”     Taken from CMML Missions Magazine

MISSIONS IN CONTEMPORARY AFRICA

For generations, missionaries heading to Africa required training in hunting and how to combat witchcraft and prevent tribal warfare. Along with their Bibles, missionaries brought guns to protect themselves and compasses to explore the uncharted inland. Maybe some of this is still needed, but Africa is changing with the advent of a globalizing economy and post-independence.   Taken from CMML Missions Magazine

SURPRISED BY GOD IN IRAN

Surprised by God in Iran We never expected this! My wife and I served as missionaries in Iran in the 1970s. But everything changed when the Islamic Revolution broke out in late 1978. The Shah of Iran was overthrown. A harsh Islamic government took power. The name of the country changed to the “Islamic Republic of Iran.” Missionary work stopped as we and other missionaries were forced to leave the country. Then, in the early 1980s, God began a work in Iran that had never before been seen. Hungry to know about Jesus, Muslims flocked to the few churches that [...]

RUTH TUCKER

Hello, my name is Ruth Elizabeth Tucker but most of my friends and family call me Ruthie! The oldest of five siblings, I grew up with the blessing of Christian parents. My parents were commended to Turkey when I was about a year and a half, and we lived there until I was eight years old. Once we moved back to the States we lived in Kentucky, and it was there that I trusted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. Taken from CMML Missions Magazine

MELINDA & MIKE DILIONE

The first year on the mission field is exciting. It can also be overwhelming.We often hear first-year reports but they are written in hindsight, softening the trials and possibly forgetting the daily joys. So, when Melinda Dilione, and her husband, Mike, left for the mission field in January 2016, we took this as an opportunity to create an article that viewed the first year as it happened. Taken from CMML Missions Magazine

JIM GLEASON

The events Of 9/11 impacted many people. As a nine year old, I questioned the fate of all those who died. A couple weeks later while running an errand for an assembly workday with my dad, I asked him about them. As we discussed it, I realized I wasn’t prepared to die. In the parking lot of the local Home Depot, I asked Christ to forgive my sins and to be my Savior. I was baptized a couple years later. My family heritage greatly inspired my sense of calling to the mission field I grew up listening to the Story [...]

Nathan & Virginia Grice

Nathan’s Testimony I was raised in a Christian home in Omaha, Nebraska, with six other siblings. At age 10, our family moved to the countryside in Iowa. In the following years, the call and drawing of God became evident in my life and, a few months before my 16th birthday, I was born again. Christ made my heart new and I haven’t been the same since! But God wasn’t done with His work. In 2009 I was in a severe car accident, which resulted in a fractured skull, a speech impediment, a day in the ICU, three weeks in the [...]

FRED & JENNY KOSIN – LATE OCT

Dear Partakers of the Divine Nature, We have been home a week and pretty much back to the normal capacity of oomph, energy, vitality and vigor. Not as much as when we were young but as the Lord told Moses “…as your days, so shall your strength be.” So we are enjoying the Lord’s provision of both physical and spiritual strength. . The visit to South Africa was one of the choicest blessings in recent years. Just the opportunity for ministry both public and private was an encouragement to our commitment to serve the Lord wherever He calls. The capacity [...]