Both Feet In

Both Feet In

Both Feet In is a captivating biography of missionary Bud Fray—named Baba Moyo, or Father Heart, by an African man he befriended—and so much more. It is countless stories of God’s power at work, of a purifying flame of revival in the African bush that provides the backdrop for the heartrending, inspiring account of a missionary couple who hungered for God’s presence in every part of their lives—a hunger you may be feeling as well,…

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Jeff Iorg Answers Our Questions About “Unscripted”

Jeff Iorg answers our questions about “Unscripted”

Jeff Iorg answers our questions about his new release, Unscripted. NH: A lot of the focus of the book is also on switching paradigms from the notion of using specific circumstances such as mission trips or door-to-door evangelism to share one’s faith, and instead just sharing as you go through life. How did you come to understand this paradigm? Was it something you discerned from the Word, or in your experiences, or both? JI: My conviction…

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Jeff Iorg: Live Like A Missionary

Jeff Iorg: Live Like a Missionary

Are you frustrated by your ineffectiveness in sharing the gospel and winning people to Jesus Christ? You have tried new approaches to witnessing—which work for a short time but then become stale. You need a lifestyle adjustment—not a clever new method—that will connect you with spiritual power for witnessing and meaningful relationships through which your witness can flow. Live Like a Missionary challenges readers to adjust their lifestyles to implement missionary principles in everyday settings, thus…

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Christmas Eve In The Jungle: A Missionary Wishes For Home

Christmas Eve in the Jungle: A Missionary Wishes for Home

This story has been excerpted from Can Martha Have a Mary Christmas?: Untangling Expectations and Truly Experiencing Jesus. by Brenda Poinsett When Bernie was a missionary pilot, flying Bible translators for the Jungle Aviation and Radio Service in Peru, he and his wife Nancy were nostalgic for Christmas back home in Pennsylvania. It was their third Christmas away from home, but their 3 boys were excited as Christmas approached. To the boys, Peru was home. And…

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Bringing The Light Of Christmas To Japan

Bringing the Light of Christmas to Japan

This is the 13th in a series of articles from New Hope authors this month on the theme Celebrating Christmas in a World of Need. by Kimberly Sowell It looked like the twinkling landscape of any major American city square readied for Christmas. But we were far from home. We were in Japan. I was standing on a corner of Fukuoka with my daughter, a friend and her daughter, and our male teammate as we…

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Where Missional Discipleship Began

Where Missional Discipleship Began

Jesus went through cities and villages proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. He sat on rocks, walked up hills, sailed on boats, visited in homes, worshiped in synagogues, and traveled through wheat fields. He didn’t avoid the hard places, those where He was hated or misunderstood. He wasn’t fearful of the unknown. He didn’t hesitate to step off the beaten path or walk through the fruitful fields. With His heart…

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NFL Vet Has A Heart For Missions

NFL Vet Has a Heart for Missions

by Greg Singleton Whew! That was close! Just about the time we thought there might not be an NFL season this year, the owners and players’ association got down to business and came to a working agreement. There will be pro football in 2011. Most of us fans were relieved, but we were also a bit disgusted by the whole fiasco. Billionaire owners quibbling with millionaire players about money matters seemed so greedy and selfish,…

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Kelly King: Fighting Human Trafficking In Her Town

Kelly King: Fighting Human Trafficking in Her Town

Kelly King discusses the fight against human trafficking in Oklahoma, as well as her (positive) reactions to the message of Jeff Iorg, “Live Like a Missionary.” King is on the board of Oklahomans Against the Trafficking of Humans (O.A.T.H.) She is also women’s missions and ministries specialist with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. Recommended resource on human trafficking in the US and abroad: Not in My Town by Charles Powell and Dillon Burroughs.

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Want A Burger With Those Fries?

Want a Burger with Those Fries?

By Mark L. Russell In 1993, my brother served for about a year as a missionary at a Baptist hospital in Asunción, Paraguay. During his year there, I visited with him and completed a study abroad program. Through this opportunity I was able to meet several missionaries. One day I asked what types of jobs one could have as a missionary. At the time I knew missionaries who were serving in the hospital and others…

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International Business Equals Gospel Opportunity

International Business Equals Gospel Opportunity

by Mark L. Russell For most people, the word missionary implies living in another culture. I have spent a great deal of time overseas, traveling to more than 70 countries. Totaling my travel time and years spent living in Russia, Germany, and Chile, I have 10 years of international experience (about a quarter of my life so far). Nevertheless, I have also spent a lot of my energies arguing that the essence of being a…

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Step-by-step Missional Parenting

Step-by-step Missional Parenting

by Kimberly Sowell When my son was 10 months old, I helped him learn to walk. I talked about it with him, modeled the skill before him, and held his hands to guide him through the process. It was an age-appropriate skill that he needed to master. When my son became a toddler, I turned my attention to helping him eat with a spoon. I talked about it, modeled my spoon skills, and held his…

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