Updated on June 16, 2016
Hours of teaching by seasoned missionaries, great food, and even a float down the Comal River in New Braunfels, TX, comprised this year’s orientation and training. Many months of preparation and prayer go into this eight-day event each year, and God answered our prayers for harvest workers yet again.
Updated on June 2, 2016
In March, I flew to Kurdistan to work with four beautiful women who live there long-term. These women are heroes, and they deeply impacted my life. We just “happened” to be visiting the same place Canon Andrew White was visiting. We had the honor of spending quite some time with him, listening to stories and learning much. We even had our very own Easter service with him! Andrew is a patriarch of the region and devotes his life to seeing relief and reconciliation there.
Updated on April 19, 2016
Recently one Sunday night, I received an urgent Skype call from “Ruth,” our fellow missionary in Indonesia. Her house was in danger of flooding yet again as a monsoon storm was raging outside. She had no one to help her and she was in charge of a number of young children. Immediately, a verse that had been on my mind throughout the day came out in the form of this prayer…
Updated on March 15, 2016
All across the continent, people were beginning to celebrate Carnaval, better known in the States as Mardi Gras. It’s a Catholic festival with pagan roots, and in Sucre, is a time for drunkenness, violence, sexual immorality and idolatry. Oftentimes, drunk parents will parade around town with their bewildered children in tow. Sucre’s Christian community usually takes advantage of the extra-long weekend to go out of town on a special retreat. But this year, God led us in a different direction…
Updated on March 3, 2016
In 1989, I began partnering with WIM Missionaries Jerry and Miok Morris in the Dominican Republic. They were church planters there for eight years. To assist in their work, they led teams of youth and adults on short-term mission trips to do street campaigns complete with music, dramas, puppets and preaching. Over the course of 26 years, Jerry and I have…
Updated on March 16, 2016
“Am I going to have to wait until I’m an old man to teach people about the Lord?” our nine year old son blurted out in frustration. Earlier, Caleb had overheard my wife and I discussing who would run her weekly bible class in the village during her absence… and he felt like it should be him. After all, I had just prayed with him the night before about God using him to minister to others. This was his opportunity…
Posted on February 1, 2016
Pastor James and his teams testify that 57 people came to Christ and that they were able to feed 78 children in three different locations. They also noted that the Agape Children’s Home now has four residents. They hope to soon reach 10 as support allows. They distributed 50 New Testaments to new Christians. More Bibles are needed for only $2.15 each.
Updated on January 28, 2016
For several years, Piedra Viva’s women have made bi-monthly visits to a local shelter for low-income cancer patients, bringing them fresh produce, dry goods and a word of encouragement from Scripture. This year Ana Vargas has spearheaded our efforts, and has been bringing several of the women to church on Sundays. One such woman, Rina, came forward for prayer and God touched her. She shared that at her last check-up the doctors told her that her tumor had completely disappeared. Praise God!
Updated on February 2, 2016
David Garcia is no ordinary man. Actually, he is ordinary, but his tenacity and perseverance make him extraordinary. I have seen him confront and overcome much adversity in the course of his ministry. I first met David in 1983 at King’s Way Missionary Institute in McAllen, Texas. He was already…
August 7-11, 2016 The International Conference is a time when missionaries come together to rest, network and recharge. What’s the best part about it? It’s open to anyone. If you feel the urge to rub shoulders with some… Read More
Missions is learned by doing. We believe it is best discovered in the context of cross-cultural ministry rather than in a stuffy classroom. The WIM training program for missionary candidates flows from our core values of committed relationships and… Read More
The harvest is ripe. Become a part of the great things God is doing around the world through the lives of WIM missionaries. World Indigenous Missions and its missionaries are supported by the generous donations of churches, families,… Read More