Gladys Alyward

November 29, 2014Pastor's Blog

Philippians 4:13 Gladys Alward was a working class London girl who left domestic work to go to China, in the years leading up to World War II. She worked with an older missionary, Jeannie Lawson, to found an inn where traveling merchants could get a hot meal and hear stories from the Bible. Gladys was initially rejected as a potential missionary to China because of her lack of education. She spent her life savings on her passage. Appointed by the local mandarin to serve as a “foot inspector,” she toured … Read More

Ann Hasseltine Judson

November 28, 2014Pastor's Blog

Ann was the first woman missionary to leave America. It was unthinkable then for women to travel to remote places to work among the unsaved in primitive surroundings. But Ann Judson insisted on going; knowing this was God’s call for her. She wanted to be used by God and prayed, “Direct me in Your service, and I ask no more. I would not choose my position of work, or place of service. Only let me know Your will, and I will readily comply”. She and her new husband, Adoniram Judson … Read More

Thankfulness – Elisabeth Elliot

November 27, 2014Pastor's Blog

Matthew 10:37-39 We should all be thankful for Elisabeth Elliot, one of the 20th century’s most well-known missionaries. In 1956, she was living in Ecuador, reaching unchurched tribal peoples when her husband, Jim Elliot, and five other missionaries were killed by the Auca tribal people of Eastern Ecuador. Instead of leaving Ecuador, she persevered there for 7 more years, giving up the right to leave for her own safety. Over time, the Auca people were reached for Christ as a result of Elisabeth’s perseverance. (See the movie, ‘End of the … Read More

“Unwavering Faith”

November 26, 2014Pastor's Blog

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (James 1:2-4) Twelve years. Exactly how long it took from the day God stirred Gladys Aylward’s heart towards China’s mission field to actually applying. Reality check – she was turned down, told “she didn’t have the capacity to learn a difficult language”. The call remained steady in her … Read More

David and Sherri Godbout

November 25, 2014Pastor's Blog

David and Sherri Godbout are U.S. Missionaries with the Assemblies of God in the urban neighborhoods of St. Louis, Missouri. David and Sherri Godbout resigned as full-time Pastors to pursue their call to missions. They have a very simple directive, to make disciples. Their focus is to disciple people in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and in turn, those people will disciple, resulting in disciple multiplication. By not only making disciples, but also living it out practically, David and Sherri have seen lives changed and the Gospel going into challenging … Read More

How Shall They Hear?

November 24, 2014Pastor's Blog

How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? Romans10:14 Elizabeth Ressen has been a missionary all over Southeast Asia for many years. However, her story of becoming a missionary is one (like most missionaries) filled with faith in God and personal sacrifice. Elizabeth graduated from The University of Clemson with a degree in marketing. She had just received an offer from Pepsi where she … Read More

Assembly of God Missionary – Hilduh Buntain

November 22, 2014Pastor's Blog

John 20:21 In 1954, with a 1-year-old daughter, Mark and Huldah found themselves on a ship to Calcutta, the beginning of a voyage that would take them across the Atlantic for three months on two ships. Their first approach to their new home was up the narrow and treacherous Hooghly River. “It was like entering the mouth of a dragon,” Huldah says. “The murky water resembled sewage flowing down a wide gutter, only this current contained dead dogs and cows and even the skeletal remains of a human body.” Huldah, … Read More

Eric Liddell

November 21, 2014Pastor's Blog

Eric Liddell, an Olympic athlete was made famous through the movie “Chariots of Fire” about his unwillingness to run on Sundays, where he won a gold medal. But Eric’s Olympic post-life is the real story! After the Olympics, Liddell returned to China to work as a missionary and was asked to work as a village evangelist in Siao Chang. This was a dangerous area. His job in the area was evangelism and to encourage the Christians already there. Japan invaded China in 1940 but Liddell stayed behind to continue working. … Read More

Working the Harvest – David Johannes

November 20, 2014Pastor's Blog

Matthew 9:35-38   David Johannes’s journey into long-term missions began on a youth missions trip in the mid-1990s to Southeast Asia. He loved it so much that he decided to live his life on the mission field, reaching people who’ve never had the chance to hear about the Gospel. David is very passionate about reaching unreached peoples for the Gospel. Approximately 2 billion in the world have no access to the gospel. This means that unless someone goes and tells them about who Jesus is, they have no way of … Read More

Acts 1:8 “Are You a Missionary?”

November 19, 2014Pastor's Blog

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you: and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) I wish I knew her name… I don’t. I follow her blog because she’s living out an authentic life for God, the desire of my heart. So of all the thousands of blogs out there, what captured my attention? “I want to change the world…and I’m stupid enough to believe that … Read More