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WHEN YOU RESIST GOD’S CALL

Teka Fogi, Missionary to America Making Of a Missionary in Ethiopia Dr. Robert Scudieri, President Mission Nation Publishing For fifty years I’ve had a stone on my desk. It was given to me by the pastor who supervised my vicarage intern year, Walt Grumm. The stone has quotes from Ugo Betti, “That’s what we want…

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Discussion about Moving From Homogeneity to Diversity

How Can A Church Move From Homogeneity to Diversity? Rev. Terry Chan is writing a doctoral thesis on “Moving from Homogeneity to Diversity” in Christian churches. Terry, the former president of “Chinese Lutherans In Mission” and member of the advisory board for national missions in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, is working under well known…

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The Making of A Nepalese Missionary, in India

Missionary to America: Gagan Garung,Nepalese Evangelist The Making of a Nepalese Missionary, in India Dr. Robert Scudieri, President Mission Nation Publishing As a young adult, Gagan Garung decided he would never become a Christian.   Growing up in a Nepalese family in Bhutan, he was on the receiving end of discrimination known by many Nepalese. He…

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Peter Kelm – Forming Missionaries

Peter Kelm – Diffrences On A Mission Field – Forming missionaries. Differences on a Mission Field: A Conversation on Recruiting New Leaders Three and a half years ago I received an email with a special invitation. Peter Kelm was one of our outstanding district mission executives. It was a great loss when Peter went home…

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You Could Hear A Pin Drop – Missionary Bill Utech

You Could Hear A Pin Drop Missionary to America Dr. William Utech William Utech has an unusual view of missions. He is the Assistant for Missions in the Minnesota South District. We usually think of the Great Commission as going to the ends of the earth, but Bill sees the ends of the earth coming…

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The Opened Eyed Missionary

Mission Nation Publishing Reading the Open Eyed Missionary The Open Eyed Missionary shares Farrukh Khan’s story of sacrifice, faith and miraculous guidance. Learn how he found the support he needed through divine intervention. Following overwhelming hardship, Farrukh’s journey brought him to America to work as a missionary. All along the way, he experiences the grace…

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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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