In this episode, Merle Weaver describes the vision that he has for sending Anabaptist teams to the 10/40 window, a section of the globe that contains about two-thirds of the earth’s population and an estimated one billion people who have not heard the gospel. He also shares ways that he believes Anabaptists could enter restricted countries when severe cases of humanitarian aid are needed.
How can one care for those who are serving in missions overseas? What are the challenges of returning home after having been on the mission field? In this episode, Joel Yoder discusses ways to stay connected with and encourage those in ministry while they are gone from, and as they return to, their home community.
Joel Yoder is Director of Ministry Training Center in New York City.
On November 17th, 26-year-old John Allen Chau counted the cost and launched out to share the Gospel with one of the most isolated tribal people groups in the world—the Sentinelese people of North Sentinel Island in the Indian Ocean. Almost nothing is known about these ancient people who have had little to no contact with the outside world. Sadly, John Chau was killed while attempting to share the Gospel with the Sentinelese as they showered arrows towards him upon his approach to the island.
In this discussion with Mike Allgyer, we hear how a church should relate to missionaries that have been sent to the mission field. He discusses how churches should respond when an individual expresses interest in serving on the mission field and how to care for him both while he is gone and when he returns home.
In this episode, Merle Burkholder explains various difficulties that he has seen in Mennonite missions. He also offers insight into how we can address these potential issues and calls the church to take leadership in equipping it's members for mission work.
What does it mean to be successful in God's Kingdom? How does God use man's failure for His glory? Be encouraged as Chad reminds us that success in God's eyes often looks different than success from our human perspective. We must simply be faithful in spreading the Gospel and trust God to do the rest.
In this episode, Elijah Yoder discusses how Anabaptist culture affects our outreach to the world around us. What can we learn, and how can we use our culture as a bridge to the people in our everyday lives?