How many people have you dismissed as a lost cause simply because of how they looked? Maybe a man with a bushy beard and hair in a pony tail, a woman with tattoos, or maybe someone in business attire. Our human tendency is to judge these stereotypes or prejudices we’ve developed over time and not […]
People don’t know what they don’t know. I have seen this to be true over and over again in training and sending missionaries. Just recently I did a training for a church in Taiwan that received a lot of Americans who come there as missionaries. As I began to teach them the basics of cross-cultural communication, the Taiwanese said, “So that’s why the Americans drive us crazy!
The Akeu people were an unreached people group in northern Thailand, formerly having no written language. However, they have been handing down the “Buffalo Skin Legend” for 800 years. Though simple and seemingly far-fetched, this story has been one of the keys that has unlocked the gospel and opened doors for evangelism for the Akeu.
What’s it like sharing one’s faith in a persecuted country? One of our field workers shared a story of Jesus’ forgiveness with a man of Muslim background. He had heard about God’s law and judgment all his life. Tears streamed down his cheeks as he heard about God’s mercy for the first time. We’re excited to see how the Holy Spirit continues to move in his heart and life, showing him a God bigger than he’d ever imagined!