Missions at a Glance: June 10

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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.

Delay Pregnancy in Areas with Zika, W.H.O Suggests

The World Health Organization has recommended that people of reproductive age living in the 46 countries of the world affected by the Zika Virus consider delaying pregnancy until more is known about the virus. Because the global health community frequently revises its advice concerning Zika, missionaries and agencies in the Americas are making strategy and deployment decisions while there is still uncertainty regarding both the science of Zika and its preventive measures. We must ask God for both tremendous wisdom and courage during this crisis.

Looking to the Chinese Church for Encouragement

Many Christian and secular sources agree that by 2030 there will be more evangelical Christians in China than in the United States. The explosive growth of the Chinese church in the midst of tremendous opposition reminds us that the “factors many of us in the West consider necessary for church growth are supremely irrelevant.”

If Faith Comes by Hearing, How Do We Pray for Bible-less Peoples?

It’s one thing to pray that unreached peoples would respond in faith to God’s Word. It’s quite another to pray for those who do not have Bible in their own language. How should we pray for them? Stacey Hare lists five ways in this thought-provoking article.

A Price Had to Be Paid in Mexico

Voice of the Martyrs Radio Podcast features of the story of a missionary couple, Mike and Rose, who planted a secret church in a Mexican village hostile to the gospel. When the church’s planting became public news, Mike and Rose were kicked out of the village. In this interview, they explain how God used this persecution to strengthen the infant church and draw more villagers to faith in Christ.

My Mercedes Went to Missions

At Desiring God, Cameron Doolittle explains why he chooses to leverage his resources for the kingdom, encouraging wealthy believers to choose the path of gospel-driven generosity.

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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