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I Knew You Before I Formed You: Isana’s Testimony

I Knew You Before I Formed You: Isana’s Testimony

“Everything about Bible is good and very interesting, but it is not for me, as I am a Muslim!” I kept saying for many years.  My name is Isana and I am from Tajikistan, Central Asia. I was born during the Soviet times and grew up in a strong atheist family in...

A Missionary’s Heart

A Missionary’s Heart

David Brainerd, a close associate of Jonathan Edwards, devoted his life to missions among the the North American Indian tribes before his early death at the age of 29. Edward's compilation of Brainerd's diary has served as the impetus behind some of the most...

IS SUICIDE SIN?

IS SUICIDE SIN?

Samuel Zwemer (Chapter 5 from The Art of Listening to God) Preliminary Comments If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide I urge you to do the following: 1. Call upon the Lord Jesus Christ to...

Contextualizing the Gospel Without Compromise

Contextualizing the Gospel Without Compromise

At the Heart for Muslims Conference Saturday, Georges Houssney spoke on "Contextualizing the Gospel without Compromise." Watch his talk below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHd4t-uLPVo Interested in gaining more training to reach Muslims effectively with the gospel?...

Why Campus Revivals Spark Missionary Advance

Why Campus Revivals Spark Missionary Advance

J. Edwin Orr (1912-1987) was a Christian minister and revival historian. In this short overview originally published in a missions textbook in 1983, Orr tells the story of some of the greatest college revivals in history and their impact on missions. Can you Imagine...

FAQ on Insider Movements

FAQ on Insider Movements

This FAQ deals with a missionary methodology popular in the evangelical world called “insider movements.” It is also known as C5 contextualization among other terms. This response to it was compiled by national church leaders, including those from Muslim backgrounds...

Henry Martyn on Islam and the Divinity of Christ

Henry Martyn on Islam and the Divinity of Christ

Next to David Brainerd's Life and Letters, Henry Martyn's missionary zeal and legacy as a pioneer missionary and translator as captured in The Life and Letters of Henry Martyn (John Sargent) has become a classic in the modern missions movement. Martyn served in India...

Show Me Thy Glory

Show Me Thy Glory

Amy Carmichael (1867-1951) served for 55 years in India without furlough, becoming one of the pioneers of the modern missions movement. In this excerpt from her book, Things As They Are, Carmichael describes the biblical motivation behind missions. What is God's...

The Unoccupied Mission Fields

The Unoccupied Mission Fields

By Samuel Zwemer. Zwemer, known as the "Apostle to Islam," served as a pioneer missionary to Arab nations at the turn of the 20th century. Below is an excerpt from his book The Unoccupied Mission Fields of Africa and Asia. The challenge of the unoccupied fields of the...

Glory of the Impossible

Glory of the Impossible

Lilias Trotter gave up a promising career as an artist to serve as a missionary to the Muslim population of Algeria at the turn of the 20th century. In this short parable, Trotter provides the backbone of faith behind missions. "You do not test the resources of God...

A Religion of the Spirit

A Religion of the Spirit

This post is excerpted from an essay written by W.H.T. Gairdner, a British Missionary to Cairo at the turn of the 20th century. You can read his entire essay here. The justification of missions to Islam is not to be found in the superiority of western culture or...

A Word to Secret Believers

A Word to Secret Believers

Samuel Zwemer, known as the "Apostle to Islam" (1887-1952), wrote this article for the old, Egyptian missionary periodical, Orient & Occident. There are secret believers in Jesus...

Ethical Implications of Contextualization: Part 6/6: Conclusion

Ethical Implications of Contextualization: Part 6/6: Conclusion

The following is Part 6 of a 6 part series: Part I: Preaching in Babel: Telling a Fickle World of the Unchanging God (Dec 11, 2017) Part II: The Need for Contextualization (Dec 18, 2017) Part III: Contextualization and the Ethics of Communication (Jan 15, 2018) Part...

[VIDEO] The Changing Face of Missions

Andre Houssney the lead trainer for Horizons International gives a talk on the changing face of missions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px5uSPb54aU&feature=youtu.be

Amina Rafeek’s Testimony

Amina Rafeek’s Testimony

NOTE: Most of the names have been changed for security purposes, but the family names have been changed consistently to still show how individuals are related. Amina Rafeek's husband is Ahmad Rafeek and they have 9 kids: 3 boys and 6 girls. They lived in a rural area...

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