The lesson is obvious. True missionaries concentrate on doing the work of Mark 16:15 rather than operating social-welfare programs. True missionaries serve the message of Christ, not the institutions of the church. -K.P. Yohannan, Come, Let’s Reach the World There are two ways that I see the church’s influence fade in modern times. Both ways […]Read More Episode 9: The Work of Mark 16
Hello Friends, We, the Downing family formally invite you and your family to journey along side us this year as we ready our hearts for Christmas. Beginning on November 25th and ending on Christmas Day our podcast will be updated daily with a Christmas devotion. You will be able to find a written version of […]Read More You Are Invited To Enjoy Christmas Devotions
I cared not where or how I lived, or what hardships I went through, so that I could but gain souls to Christ. -David Brainerd The Apostle Paul wrote words to the Philippian church that echo throughout time and eventually each follower of Christ are challenged by them. “I know what it is to […]Read More Episode 8: Contentment’s Secret
Do not think me mad. It is not to make money that I believe a Christian should live. The noblest thing a man can do is, just carry the humbly to receive, and then go amongst others and give. -David Livingston There is an old saying that “witnessing is simply one beggar telling another where […]Read More Episode 7: Treasure
Baptisms are amazing. Not only are they a significant event and act of obedience for the believers involved but they are also a significant testimony for all who witness the public event. We were honored to be invited to the Mount of Olives’ recent baptism service. They held it at a National Park named Bosque Protector […]Read More Church In Public
World missions was on God’s mind from the beginning. -Dave Davidson God seeks a dwelling place among the creation that He has made in His Own image. Although with horror we read about the walk of God and mankind being shattered by sin in the early pages of Scripture, we read of God’s missionary nature […]Read More Episode 6: From The Beginning
I go out as a missionary not that I may follow the dictates of common sense, but that I may obey the command of Christ. -James Gilmour Answering the call of love has nothing to do with common sense or self preservation. Promises flow easily from pulpits these days. “Come God has a wonderful […]Read More Podcast 5: The Safe Dictates of Common Sense?