After spending most of her life in Macedonia, third culture kid doesn’t feel at home anywhere on Earth — but knows she belongs with God.
What do godly leaders and missionaries need to lead well? A lesson from Saul’s life in 1 Samuel 9 shows us that it is too late to begin one’s spiritual development when one is chosen for leadership or faced with a national crisis. Spiritual formation must be nurtured throughout one’s life.
Saying goodbye is hard. It’s one of the few things that doesn’t get easier with practice. As a missions organization, we say a lot of goodbyes. At times, it’s easy to focus on the loss. You have to intentionally remind yourself why we say goodbye.
The sheep and the goats in Matthew 25 is a familiar passage to many of us. Sometimes such familiarity can keep us from seeing possible current-day applications. Ken Guenther, Director of SEND U, offers this application of helping “the least of these.”
Pastor Jonel Milan is the spiritual adviser to the President of the Philippines. He has held Bible studies with Supreme Court Justices and major political figures. Years ago, when Pastor Jonel and his wife, Tess, were teenagers, they were discipled by SEND missionaries. Who would have known the influence they would have.
I was standing in church on Sunday and, I confess, my mind began to wander. The pastor had just mentioned the approach of the New Year and I realized I hadn’t thought much about it. But as I did, I began to grow a bit nervous. Then God reminded me of one important truth: I don’t know what the future holds, but I know the God who holds me through it.