Missions Stories

By Kurt Bullis

Molly and Abraham are not their real names. Their names have been changed to protect the work they are doing with Muslims in the Detroit area. But this work is not what they initially set out to do.

By Kurt Bullis

Urbana. orghad a video-chat with Gary Cowman in October of 2011 from Kenya where he serves as the Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Watch the...

By H. Michelle Kao

Today, I woke up in a slum in Bangkok and I thought, “What? How did I get here?” It's not a new question; I’ve been asking it for the last four years. I’m an ordinary person. I’m a sensible person.

By Jack Voelkel

But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells...

By Jack Voelkel

Eight men walked toward a ridge in the Venezuelan jungle bordering Colombia. Seven were Yuko Indians. The eighth was Bruce Olson, a tall 19-year-old, very blond American. "Beyond that ridge is...

By Jack Voelkel

On the North American continent, the beginnings of the church's interest inglobal missionscan be traced directly to student influence and, more precisely, to the impact of one student, Samuel...

David Howard, Ernie Fowler’s biographer and close colleague, wondered why Ernie’s death (see part 1) went virtually unnoticed in the world of missions. Howard’s best friend, Jim Elliot,...

By Jack Voelkel

Who was Ernie Fowler -- and what did he do that's worth remembering? At Urbana ’09, Patrick Fung, general director ofOMF International, talked about those Christians who were forgotten. In...

By Alec Hill and Jack Voelkel

Judson was the son of a conservative (and rather dour) late-18th century New England minister. He rebelled against his parents' faith and, at the age of 18, he declared himself to be a deist at...

By Jack Voelkel

The half-starved Chinese prisoners in Yangcheng were rioting. In the center was a man with a large bloody kitchen meat cleaver. All were shouting. Several men had already collapsed on the...

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