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Tangible Slices of Heaven

From time to time we will have a blog written by a friend of Mission Nation. Dr. William Utech, Mission Executive of the Minnesota South District and seminary professor, reflects on the need for more multi-ethnic churches. In writing about how to make the gospel of Jesus Christ, real, visible, and tangible to our post-Christian,…

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“Hopelessness: The Mayor of Las Vegas”

Rev. Yared Halche came to the United States to earn a doctorate degree, planning all along to return to his home in Ethiopia. Hopelessness got in the way. While in school in Las Vegas, Nevada, Yared was bowled over by the hopelessness he felt in that city. If “What happens in Las Vegas stays in Las…

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“StarBataks” Missionary

Tamba Tua Naibaho was born in Indonesia, not the easiest country for Christians to call home. Bombings by Muslim extremists cause ushers to have to scour pews and fellowship halls at Christmas and Easter before worship begins. But the names “Tamba Tua” mean “Blessing upon Blessing.” And that is what Tamba, a missionary to America,…

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Found For A Purpose

Missionary to America Professor Shang Ik Moon “Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will tell you everything, so that you also may know about me and what I am doing. I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know about us, and that he may encourage your hearts.” Ephesians 6:21-22  Professor Shang Ik Moon had seen the movie. It was…

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Visit A Mission Laboratory

Missionary to America, Johnson Rethinasamy, thought he was leaving India to live in New York City.  He was going to go to be the pastor of a Tamil speaking Indian Church.  He had been looking for a way to attend graduate school, and then an invitation from the Tamil group in Rego Park, Queens came.…

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An African Moses In America

Missionary to America Moses Dangba Moses Dangba remembers a beautiful place in his native South Sudan. This “place’ appeared regularly even during civil unrest, famine and war – things Moses experienced as a child in his small town of Maridi, near the border with Zaire.  This “place” appeared  when the Christians in his town came…

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A Seminary for Missionaries

Sergeant Joseph Lewis, A Missionary to America Sergeant Joseph Lewis came to the United States as a refugee from Liberia, West Africa. He arrived during the civil war in Liberia; his mother’s family had family ties to the deposed president. The family had to leave his mother behind because of her relationship to the former…

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A Gun To His Head

The Missionary With A Gun To His Head Missionary to America Rev. James Roy Three men forced him into a car and drove him to a place where no one would hear the gunshot.  James Roy had been the executive director of a Christian care ministry in Bangladesh.  In his role of directing various relief…

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A Taco Bell KFC Church

Missionary Hiruy Gebremichael The first thing to say is that this blog is not about an outreach to Spanish speaking people, or those who love fried chicken.  It is affirmation for a growing trend of mission in American churches – the so-called “Taco Bell- KFC” church.  This particular TBKFC church started a long time ago.…

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Missionary to America Alex Mammo

Missionary to America Alex Mammo Sometimes it feels like there is no way out. Like Isaac tied to a sacrificial altar by Father Abraham, or Joseph sweating it out in Potiphar’s prison, or three witnesses facing a fiery grave for not forsaking their faith. Alemayehu (Alex) Mammo was taken prisoner in a bloody civil war…

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