Archive for the ‘Missions’ category

Thoughts on Missions

February 2, 2009

Given that my church has just finished up our Missions Conference, I have had “missions on my mind” for quite some time. So I thought I would write down some of my thoughts to share. One of the great blessings of an independent Baptist church is that we choose our own missionaries. There is a much greater bond between the people and their missionaries when they have seen and selected them.

In my evaluation of missionaries and their ministries, there seems to be some that need long term support, and others that require only short term support, and some that only need short term but continue to receive support forever.

Let me give you some examples of what I like and dislike…



Torturing Missionaries

April 14, 2008

We have all heard of the persecution of Christians in others lands. I have heard many sermons that told the suspenseful trials of missionaries abroad. Some have no doubt been tortured. Being a pastor here in the USA I know nothing of the trials and persecutions that missionaries face. However, I fear that I have tortured missionaries in my own way. You may be thinking to yourself, “WHAT!?!?!?!” Stay with me. I feel that I can sum up my participation in torturing missionaries in one word…