Tag: Great Commission

Episode 25: Start With Your Neighbor

The worldwide proclamation of the Gospel awaits accomplishment by a generation which shall have the obedience, courage, and determination to attempt the task. -John R. Mott   The more We experience life on the mission field, the more we believe this quote to be…

Episode 24: Seeds of Revival

God has huge plans for the world today! He is not content to merely establish a handful of struggling churches among each tongue, tribe and nation. Even now He is preparing and empowering His Church to carry the seeds of revival to the uttermost…

Reach, Teach, Baptize

This photo was taken during a baptism service that the Zabala church held in Pacto. It was animated by our daughter Esperanza. Jesus said to his disciples, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples…

Episode 12: The Chief End

Missions are the chief end of the Church… the chief end of the ministry ought to be to equip the Church for this. Each congregation is meant to be a training class. -Andrew Murray Our missionary effort is simply a reflection of Christ’s incarceration….

Episode 4: Grown Out Of Love

Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love. -Roland Allen The Apostle John was known as the “disciple whom Jesus loved” His Gospel account has been called the Gospel of love. In his first…

Episode 3: Sending Capacity

The mark of a great church is not its seating capacity, but its sending capacity. -Mike Stachura Along our mission path we have encountered an attitude in many churches that can best be described as low self-esteem. Many churches have given up hope that…

Ten Surprises We Have Found In Costa Rica

Missionaries Have Big Families When the Downing family went anywhere in the United States we stuck out by our sheer numbers.  Here at the Instituto De Lengua Española we are simply an average sized family.  We will have to have more babies to stand…

The Commands of Christ One

The Great Commission of Christ reads like this in the New English Version of the Bible. So the eleven disciples went to Galilee to the mountain Jesus had designated.  When they saw him, they worshiped him, but some doubted.  Then Jesus came up and said…

Five Ways You Can Make An Eternal Impact

We have been blessed to raise half of our budget right on time.  We were given fundraising benchmarks when we began our missionary service.  We needed to raise 50% of our budget by February of this year and thanks to the generosity of churches…

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