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Christian Missionary or Cultural Nomad?

We’ve all been subject to friends or family members who made us suffer through a slideshow of pictures from their latest vacation. At first, we may actually be interested…or at least pretend to be. But, after seeing yet another selfie or…

Global Voices: The Legacy of Nate Saint

Global Voices is a series that engages missionaries and key figures in Christian missions to spotlight what God is doing around the world. January 8, 2016, marked the 60-year anniversary of the martyrdom of the “Auca Five” in the Ecuadorian jungle. Nate Saint, Jim…

Be Gone, Perfect Missionary!

Guest article by Mike Pettengill, missionary to Equatorial Guinea  Like Dr. Frankenstein, I have occasionally tried to assemble the perfect missionary from spare parts. Unlike the good doctor, I have only ever tried this experiment in my mind.  What does…

Theology & the Great Commission

Guest post by Reaching & Teaching staff member, Jon Deedrick  Is theology necessary to your life as a Christian? Beyond that, is teaching, understanding, and loving theology a vital component of the mission that Christ gave each one of us –…

Report from Panama

Guest Post by Reaching & Teaching staff member, Jason Wright: “If the Bible truly is the word of God, then we need to seek to understand and interpret it rightly.” This was the premise that guided our week of training…

Training Pastors in Belize: Lessons from a Missionary

Guest post from Reaching & Teaching staff member, Cohen Ezelle: I remember when the Lord first started giving me the desire to train pastors and church leaders. I was in my mid twenties, in Bible College, and working in landscaping…

Reaching & Teaching in Chazuta, Peru

Guest Post by Jon Deedrick: During the week of April 21-25, a Reaching & Teaching team trained pastors and church leaders in Chazuta, Peru. Chazuta is a small town nestled along the Huallaga River in the heart of Peru. As…

Reaching & Teaching in Altamira, Brazil with the IMB

Guest post by team member Eric Sams: This April God blessed our team with an opportunity to train pastors and leaders in Brazil. Supply and demand is a concept that drives the business industry, and this is true also for…

Reaching & Teaching in Panama

Guest post by Reaching & Teaching missionary, Cody Whittaker: “A special people called out by God, living under His covenant of grace, being preserved, protected, and redeemed by Him and for the glory of His name…this is what the history…

Update from Tambo, Ecuador

Guest post by Reaching & Teaching missionary, Christopher Sills I am so excited to be able to share with you some of the great things God is doing at RTIM’s training center in Tambo, Ecuador.  Last month, I had the…

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