Recommended Reading: “Cross-Cultural Conflict: Building Relationships for Effective Ministry,” by Duane Elmer

Once again, Elmer has published an excellent book on a very practical cross-cultural issue that we as workers face, as we attempt to relate and understand those from a different culture than our passport culture. 

Recommended Reading: “The Lost Art of Disciplemaking,” by Leroy Eims

As Leroy Eims says, “Every believer in Jesus Christ deserves the opportunity of personal nurture and development”.  But so often, we are so busy with church programs that we neglect the process of effectively discipling leaders who can themselves disciple others into maturity and fruitfulness.  

To the Wild Child (and the Church that doesn’t know what to do with them)

The world (and the Church) has never quite known what to do with you. Not quite fitting in the box, and not quite wanting to. The crazy one who fell in love with a wild, crazy, dangerous God.

Recommended Reading: “Miraculous Movements,” by Jerry Trousdale

Miraculous Movement recounts an amazing change taking place within Muslim communities where the truth of Jesus Christ is turning around the lives of many Muslims from more than twenty people groups.

What is the 10/40 Window? (Infographic)

The term 10/40 window became popular in the early ‘90s as a way to describe the least reached part of the world. With more than 67% of the world’s population living in this region and most of the least evangelized countries and people groups of the world in this region, it should get our attention! There is a huge need for willing, tenacious, and tough gospel workers.

Recommended Reading: “Cross-Cultural Servanthood,” by Duane Elmer

WIM senior missionaries were recently asked the question, “From the perspective gained during your time on the field, what additional study materials or preparation would you like to have received during your training?”  One answer repeatedly surfaced. The single most-frequent response revealed a desire for greater understanding of how to live and work cross-culturally. With a goal of addressing this need, for the past several years WIM’s required reading for new missionaries includes the book, Cross-Cultural Servanthood, by Duane Elmer

Passing the Torch: Kids in Missions

Man telling Bible stories to crowd of captivated children

“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…

She Gave All She Had

houses in the mountains

By Lydia Barnes (WIM Missionary 270) [MEXICO] Where we live, there are wooden houses called trojes built with wooden beams and steep roofs. There are dusty streets, more horses than cars, women in ankle-length skirts, long braided hair,… Read More

Go and Make Disciples

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…. Read More

Cross-Cultural Breakthrough in California

black pot cooking on fire outside

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… Read More