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 [...]


BY ANDY ROGERS : I recently had the privilege of visiting the village of Morete Cocha with my grandpa. My grandpa’s name is Lloyd Rogers (Missionary Prayer Handbook Day 23) and he has served the Lord in Ecuador for many years and in many jungle villages. We also traveled with Pepe. Pepe grew up in Arajuno, a Quichua community in the jungle of Ecuador. He was about eight years old when he fi rst met my grandpa and spent a lot of time with him. He still remembers how he wanted Grandpa to adopt him, even though he wasn’t an orphan! Pepe moved to Canada when he [...]


A Short-term Trip to Help and Encourage BY CONRAD & BECKY LECHELT We recently shifted from missions work overseas to joining the MSC Canada WorkerCare team (Missionary Prayer HandbookDay 31). After being on the mission fi eld in Asia, we learned how encouraging it is to have people visit and show interest in our work and lives.We also a national or foreign worker who needs an injection of enthusiastic assistance with a building project.   Taken from CMML Missions Magazine


RELIEF AND GOSPEL WORK IN PILAR, PARAGUAY BY ROSEMARY KONKOL After many years of growth in the Lord and praying about full-time missions work, Dale and I met in 1997 at the Missionary Orientation Program hosted by CMML and MSC. We married and began to pray about where the Lord would have us serve together.   Taken from CMML Missions Magazine


John’s Testimony I grew up in a family that did not know the Lord but thankfully loved me and gave me wonderful childhood memories. In high school I started to go down the wrong path. My parents divorced at the end of my senior year, and for the next 10 years I lived a life full of crime and drugs.... Jennifer’s Testimony I grew up in a home where my parents loved the Lord with all their hearts and sought to teach us to do the same. From the time I can remember, I knew that I was a sinner [...]


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


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


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 [...]