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    Cross-Cultural Breakthrough in California

    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 […]

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    How Martin (and his family) came to Christ

    By Andrew Conrad 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 of […]

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    Lights! Camera! Action!

    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.

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    Servant Leadership (WIM Core Values, Part 5 of 5)

    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 […]

Thinking about becoming a missionary?

It’s not too early to apply for the 2014 WIM Orientation & Pre-Field Training in New Braunfels, Texas. This is your launch­ing pad into world mis­sions. WIM Orientation packs each day with classes designed to help you rec­og­nize and con­firm your call to mis­sions. Seasoned WIM mis­sion­ar­ies draw­ing from decades of expe­ri­ence teach you the steps to the mis­sion field. The staff works hard to intro­duce you to the fam­ily of WIM and to answer your ques­tions regard­ing cross-cultural ministry. You will learn WIM’s vision, core val­ues, an overview of the train­ing pro­gram, how to raise finan­cial sup­port, how to iden­tify and develop your spir­i­tual gifts and much more.

Details

Date: June 7–14, 2014
Cost:  $550 per sin­gle or $750 per cou­ple
(includes food, lodg­ing, and mate­ri­als)

Begin the appli­ca­tion process by com­plet­ing the pre­lim­i­nary ques­tion­naire. We will con­tact you to intro­duce ourselves.When you are ready, com­plete the Orientation reg­is­tra­tion form with your $50 deposit (per per­son) to secure your place. You MUST be fully paid by May 1. You will receive class mate­ri­als in the mail after we process your appli­ca­tion, so reg­is­ter as soon as pos­si­ble.

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Releasing Your Faith

Mark 11:21–26 has been a great encour­age­ment to me over the years. It is the account of Jesus curs­ing the fig tree. When Peter com­mented on what had hap­pened to the tree, Jesus said we should have “faith in God” or as some­one trans­lated it “the faith of God.” This God kind of faith is the […]

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The Everlasting Gospel or Plan B?

An author I read recently was empha­siz­ing the impor­tance of hav­ing an alter­nate plan in case the orig­i­nal plan failed. He called it “Plan B.” That is good advice. We all expe­ri­ence fail­ure. No mat­ter how well we plan, we can­not be cer­tain our plans will suc­ceed. Sometimes I make plans, and for one rea­son […]

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