Living Water

Water is important. It makes up the majority of our world. You could almost say we live in a “water world.” But Kevin Costner and Dennis Hopper would probably prefer you didn’t. #seewhatididthere. Water isn’t just important, it’s critical to human survival. The average person can go about 30 days without food. You will be […]

A Gospel for All People

There’s no question that the world is full of diverse people. People from difference cultures have different values and different ways to view right and wrong. The way that individuals perceive sin, or the concept of right and wrong, shapes their worldview tremendously. We’d be remiss not to acknowledge that when we are sharing the […]

Saint Patrick: Missionary

This year, on March 17th, millions across the globe will tap into their inner Irish for St. Patrick’s Day. Glow in the dark shamrock necklaces will be adorned. Cheap plastic emerald green bowler hats will be donned. Rivers will be dyed green. And as these annual revelers slog from pub to pub throughout the course […]

The Power of Perseverance

What is perseverance? What does it mean to our Christian walk? Perseverance, in short, is keeping on keeping on. It’s being faithful, day after day, to do the things that you committed to do. My family has been in New York City for the last 8 months participating in the Equip training program. We’re learning […]

Missionary Training: Serving to Speak

missionary training

During missionary training, you are taught to share the gospel. After all, God has called us to share the truth of Christ’s death and resurrection in order to win souls for His kingdom. He has also called us to care for the poor, the destitute and the sojourner. We are meant to be our brother’s […]

A Simple Question

cross-cultural evangelism

One of the greatest joys of working in cross-cultural evangelism, or missions, is getting to explore neighborhoods and areas where you would normally never find yourself. You get to dive into real cultural epicenters. These are places where other cultures truly live, not just the Epcot version. It was in one of these areas that […]

Sharing the Gospel in a Mosque

sharing your faith

From the outside, it looked like a regular house. It was a typical New York City row house. The white wooden siding looked old and weathered. You would not have known it was even a mosque (known as a masjid in Arabic) except for the large green sign written in English and Arabic. We had come […]

Sharing Your Faith Cross-Culturally

Sharing Your Faith

Sharing your faith cross-culturally isn’t that difficult, but you might have to take everything your mother told you about manners and throw it out the window. Okay, I know that sounds harsh and yes it is slightly over dramatic. I will say this is exactly how I feel working with people from other countries. I […]

Sharing My Faith with Unreached People Groups

Unreached people groups

My teammate, Katherine*, and I sat down at a local Egyptian restaurant to practice our habit of “intentional eating,” where we use our patronage as an opportunity to meet members of our unreached people group and share our faith. During our meal, Katherine noticed one of her earrings was missing, and I immediately prayed and […]

Mission Work and 1980’s Movies

Mission work

What does mission work have to do with movies? Bruce Willis… Essentially, he is the reason I got into police work when I graduated college. Well, specifically, it was because of the movie Die Hard. I remember watching detective John Mclain fight terrorist in Nakatomi Tower on Christmas Eve. That was it. I thought, “I […]