By Joshua Allen Recently, some friends invited me to accompany them and their church to pray for a town 50 miles north of us, King City, CA. This town is on the dividing line between two major rival gangs. We joined with a Hispanic church in King City and walked the streets for two hours […]
By Mary Ann Bianchi, WIM Member Care Reality check When you hear the expression, “The straw that broke the camel’s back,” what do you think of? What meaning does that hold for you? A camel is designed to carry considerable loads, but there is a limit. One thing as seemingly inconsequential as a piece of […]
WIM staff members often say Orientation & Training is their favorite time of year. Why? For one, there’s lots of really good food (e.g. Dr. Toth’s spaghetti). That is enough for some to be convinced, but it gets even better. Although it is a lot of work to host the week-long training, we love sharing from our hearts the things about […]
By Ron Mouser “Please come and help us,” said the brother on the phone. He didn’t have to ask twice — he didn’t have to ask at all. I knew the Lord wanted me to go before the phone call. The Lord had been preparing me. More and more I feel God pulling me to focus on intimate […]
By Tynan Barnes When I was 17 years old, I was an avid baseball player in high school. I loved baseball with a passion. On March 4, 1999, we had a game. Unfortunately, I had forgotten my baseball equipment at home. Without telling my coaches, I decided to drive home quickly in my 1967 Ford […]
The following local businesses have been so gracious to donate to World Indigenous Missions for Orientation and Training 2014. We are very grateful for their support. Chili’s Cici’s Pizza The Donut Palace Granzin Bar-B-Q Logan’s Roadhouse McBee’s B-B-Q Montana Mike’s Naegelin’s Bakery Pure Party Ice Bluebell Creamery HEB Mamacita’s Olive Garden Thank you to the […]
By Chris Trueworthy (Missionary 259) Names in this true story have been changed for the sake of privacy. Mary came to church faithfully praying for her family. Once in a while, her husband, Santiago, would come and maybe her son or daughter. She was there without fail. Then we noticed a change in her husband. He […]
Today brings more good news about what WIM missionaries are doing around the globe—in this case within 20 minutes of WIM headquarters. David and Shara Pierce (M262) have a deep commitment to the pro-life cause. Deep enough, in fact, that just a few months ago they were about to cross the globe to open pregnancy centers in Japan, […]
By Joshua Allen I’ve been building relationships with the Mixteco people in a town on the central coast of California. I told them about how we held a gift-giving ceremony for needy children during this past Christmas. We had prepared and counted 30 shoeboxes filled with goodies, but there were about 40 children present. After each child had […]
By Andrew Conrad (Missionary 126) Martin had been in and out of Alcoholics’ Anonymous most of his adult life. When he was forty-five, he was diagnosed with a terminal case of liver cirrhosis and had less than a week to live. Martin had heard the gospel most of his life. His best friend was a pastor […]
WIM was transformed into a film studio this week when a generous gift made it possible for us to replace our 16-year-old, VHS-mastered missionary training videos. Thank you, Lord.
By Chris Briles The story of King Rehoboam in I Kings 12 is an excellent example of what a servant leader does not look like. In consulting with the elders who had served Rehoboam’s father, King Solomon, they advised in verse 7, “If today you will be a servant to these people and serve them […]
Missions is learned by doing. We believe it is best discovered in the context of cross-cultural ministry rather than in a stuffy classroom.
November 11–14, 2014 Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with WIM missionaries in prayer, worship and fellowship.