Missions at a Glance: August 5

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Missions at a Glance spotlights the past week’s articles and resources relating to global missions. We trust that it will encourage your faithful obedience to our King’s Commission.

The Story of Iran’s Church in Two Sentences

“Despite continued hostility from the late 1970s until now, Iranians have become the Muslim people most open to the gospel in the Middle East.”

“More Iranians have become Christians in the last 20 years than in the previous 13 centuries put together.”

Read this encouraging account detailing how God is building his church in Iran.

Western Church, Meet the Persecuted Church

At the The Gospel Coalition 2016 Women’s Conference, Nancy Guthrie, Don Carson, Mindy Belz, K.A. Ellis, and Nastaran Farahani discuss the persecuted church around the world and what the perspective of the Western church should be.

Eritrea: How Do We Understand the Cross?

In this interview at the Voice of the Martyrs Persecution Blog, an Eritrean pastor details how Christians are being persecuted for the name of Christ, encouraging us to love Christ and others in the midst of intense suffering.

Theological Famine in the Majority World

At the B&H Academic Blog, Nick Moore discusses the tremendous need and opportunity to provide theological training to pastors and leaders in the majority world.

You’re Back from a Short-term Mission Trip, Now What?

In this practical article, Mike Pettengill helpfully recommends “how you can turn that temporary post-mission trip high into a life-altering, God-honoring experience.”

Jon Deedrick

Jon is the Executive Vice President of Reaching & Teaching, having assumed this role after leading the ministry through a time of transition as Interim President. The Deedricks live in Louisville, KY, and belong Third Avenue Baptist Church, where Jon serves as an elder. Jon is a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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