Ryan Robertson

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Desire, Opportunity, and Gifting in the Assignment of Adoniram Judson

Author’s note: A few weeks ago, I tried to answer the question: “What does it mean to be ‘called’ to missions?” Spurred on by the principles in that piece, we’re beginning a new series that will examine the lives of…

“Called” Overseas: A Look at Missionary Assignments Throughout Church History

What does it mean to be “called” to be a missionary? Well, it depends on who you ask. Christians who serve in positions at a local church or an organization such as Reaching & Teaching will often talk of being…

Three Vital Tasks

One of the blessings of working on a new website and rebranding project is the ability to take a breath, step back, and reflect on who we are as an organization. Over the last six months, as we’ve worked on…

Missionaries and Disasters

As missionaries serve around the world, they often find themselves on the frontlines of disasters, whether it be famine, sickness, or flood. One of my dearest friends was one of the first people on the ground after the tsunami that…

5 Ways to Pray for Churches Around the World

“Try this approach, O believer, whenever you are sad of heart and in heaviness of spirit: Forget yourself and your little concerns, and seek the welfare and prosperity of Zion. When you kneel in prayer to God, limit not your…

5 Ways to Pray for Missionaries

Today is the National Day of Prayer in the United States. This is a day that is designated by Congress and set aside for the nation to turn to the Lord in prayer. While our lives should be marked by…

History of Christian Missions: The Impact of Scotland in the Great Century

This is the seventh and final part in our series on Scotland’s involvement in the Great Century of Christian Missions. Today, we are wrapping up the series by looking at the overall impact of Scotland’s sending of missionaries and what…

History of Christian Missions: Mary Slessor

This is the sixth in our series on Scotland’s involvement in the Great Century of Christian Missions. Today, we’re looking at another missionary who played a part in the movement. Born in Aberdeen in 1848, Mary Slessor was a forerunner…

History of Christian Missions: Robert Moffat & David Livingstone

This is the fifth in our series on Scotland’s involvement in the Great Century of Christian Missions. Today, we’re looking at two more missionaries who played a part in the movement. Robert Moffat Born in East Lothian in 1795, Robert…

History of Christian Missions: John Paton

This is the fourth in our series on Scotland’s involvement in the Great Century of Christian Missions. Today, we’re looking at another Scottish missionary who played a part in the movement. John Paton was born in 1824 in Dunfries, Scotland….

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