Message Magazine Archive

Message Magazine 2021

Sent: Introducing Our Newest Missionaries
2021 - Vol 69, Issue 2
While the world has felt chaotic and disjointed, the Lord has been at work. In this issue, read the stories of over 25 newly appointed missionaries and discover a heart of the lost and the unreached.

One Body
2021 - Vol 69, Issue 1
The Body of Christ is designed to work and function as a team, especially in missions. In this issue, discover how our teams are healing a nation through a variety of ministries like Hôpital Baptiste Biblique, which has been serving the Togolese for nearly 40 years.

Message Magazine 2020

All Things to All Men
2020 - Vol 68, Issue 1
The Great Commission is too big of a task to accomplish alone. In this issue, discover the different ministry ways ABWE is reaching the nations.

Christ in the Crisis
2020 - Vol 68, Issue 2
As the world plunges into a global pandemic, it’s an opportune time to reflect on God’s sovereignty and omnipotence. In this issue, explore how God was present during some of ABWE’s most turbulent storms, working all things out for our good and his glory.

2020 Candidate Issue
2020 - Vol 68, Issue 3
Meet the next class of missionaries going to the field. Also, read the journey of one national who once hated Christians and now leads a sweeping church movement in Peru.

Message Magazine 2019

Building a Legacy
2019 - Vol 67, Issue 1
ABWE’s Project Office has been serving the mission for 25 years, organizing and conducting construction projects around the world. Take a closer look at some of its current and past projects. Also, discover what the team is doing while awaiting renovation at ABWE’s Memorial Christian Hospital.

2019 - Vol 67, Issue 2
Missions isn’t easy. And it’s especially difficult in places hostile toward Christianity. As a result, some of our missionaries must come up with creative ways to share the gospel in dangerous contexts.

To the Ends of the Earth
2019 - Vol 67, Issue 3
In this issue, meet the wave of new missionaries who have answered the call to take the gospel to the ends of the earth. Also, learn how the our missionaries showed eternally impacted a young boy, a refugee, and a prisoner.

Message Magazine 2018

Save Me
2018 – Volume 66, Issue 1
The church is called to reach the nations, but believers must be equipped to take on this task. Good Soil is a ministry that trains church leaders and members to evangelize biblically and effectively. Also, read how our hospital is offering physical and spiritual healing to persecuted refugees.

Women in Missions
2018 – Volume 66, Issue 2

2018 New Missionaries
2018 – Volume 66, Issue 3
In this issue, discover how the Global Gospel Fund is launching missionaries and missions movements around the world. Also, learn more about the latest class of ABWE missionaries who have answered the call to go.

Message Magazine 2017

Set Free

2017 – Volume 65, Issue 1

2017 New Missionaries

2017 – Volume 65, Issue 2

Message Magazine 2016


2016 – Volume 64, Issue 1

Game Changer

2016 – Volume 64, Issue 2

2016 New Missionaries

2016 – Volume 64, Issue 3

Message Magazine 2015

Missions on the Frontline

2015 – Volume 63, Issue 1

This issue looks at the tense conflict occurring between Ukraine and pro-Russian forces and how God is using the war to open hearts to His love. Through the aid of ABWE's Ukraine Crisis Fund, ABWE missionaries and partnering churches are ministering to the needs of those trapped in the conflict zone, as well as refugee families and orphans who have fled the region.

The Doctor Is In

2015 – Volume 63, Issue 2

Eleven years ago, ABWE's Togo team felt called to bring a high-quality, gospel-centered hospital to the northern part of the country, but all they had was a plot of dusty land and faith. That was all they needed. God motivated 1,400 people to give $6 million during one of the United States' deepest recessions. He also brought more than 550 Americans halfway around the world to labor alongside the Togolese, and together, they transformed a barren field into a modern medical facility. This issue celebrates the grand opening the Hospital of Hope in Mango, Togo and the many ways God uses ordinary people to do miraculous things in order to make the impossible, possible.

2015 Candidate Issue

2015 – Volume 63, Issue 3

This issue of Message celebrates ABWE’s 48 new missionaries appointed in 2015. Each one has their own unique story that led them to pursuing the mission field — from a FedEx man to a childhood prayer — and together, they will be helping to bring the gospel to more than 17 countries around the world. We hope you will be inspired by these stories of ordinary people who have yielded to God’s call to do something extraordinary.

Catching The Vision

2015 – Volume 63, Issue 4

At ABWE, we talk a lot about starting “missions movements.” It’s a big idea but it’s actually quite simple; we want to empower believers around the world to pick up the torch of missions and join us in crossing cultures to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others. We do this by planting missions-minded churches, training leaders, and inspiring them to go out and do the same. This Christmas issue highlights the journey of a new missions movements that is coming out of Brazil after more than 60 years of ABWE's missionaries working to equip and empower local believers.

Message Magazine 2014

Picking Up The Pieces

2014 – Volume 62, Issue 1

Amid the chaos and heartache caused by Syria’s devastating civil war and in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan’s destruction in the Philippines, ABWE is opening doors for the gospel by sharing Christ’s love in tangible ways. Lives are being changed, proving that when compassion is rooted in the gospel, it helps the gospel take root.

Convicted. Evicted. Redeemed.

2016 – Volume 64, Issue 2

Cities around the world are growing and changing every day. And with them, our idea of the mission field is also changing to meet that rising need. This issue looks at a unique ministry that reaches former gang members in Cambodia’s largest city and a missions revolution in a small and struggling city in Pennsylvania.

2014 Candidate Issue

2014 – Volume 62, Issue 3

This issue of Message celebrates ABWE’s 38 new missionaries. Each one has their own unique story and journey to missions. Some are fresh out of college or newly married, while others are leaving successful careers or are recent empty-nesters starting a second career. Despite their differences, they all have one thing in common: they are each giving up a lot to bring the gospel to the nations. Please read the inspiring stories of people who have yielded to God’s call in their lives.

from who to Who

2014 – Volume 62, Issue 4

In Papua New Guinea, many people believe the spirits of their ancestors control the world and must be appeased through dark and violent rituals. But in the face of this darkness, God is calling the people of Papua New Guinea to Himself. This issue looks at the complex dynamic of sharing the gospel in this diverse island nation and the amazing impact of the Goroka Baptist Bible College and its 400 graduates who are sharing the hope of Jesus Christ throughout the country.

Message Magazine 2013

A New Reformation

2013 – Volume 61, Issue 1

ABWE missionary Michael Landoll hopes to challenge the rising post-Christian atmosphere in Germany. You'll also learn about Freeset, an ABWE partner that is helping women leave the sex slave trade in Kolkata, India.

When the Kingdom of God Needs a New Roof

2013 – Volume 61, Issue 2

Working on more than 70 projects in 23 countries, the project office is just one of many ways people with specific gifts and talents — outside of those considered to be traditional ministries — can serve with ABWE. This issue of Message gives an overview of some of the major building projects underway around the world and the impact they will have for future ministry. From hospitals in Africa, to plane hangars in the Amazon jungle, to schools in war-torn regions, our project office stays busy helping missionaries — so that their ministries can continue to thrive and grow.

Walking by Faith

2013 – Volume 61, Issue 3

From ABWE’s newest missionaries to missionaries who have faithfully served for more than 35 years, this issue celebrates the continuum of missions. Read the inspiring stories of people who have yielded to God’s call and are truly walking by faith and not by sight.

The Ripple Effect

2013 – Volume 61, Issue 4

Over the last 86 years, ABWE has been encouraged to see the way our work has rippled out beyond the leadership of North American missionaries. Around the world, ABWE missionaries disciple national believers, pass them the torch, and watch them take God’s word to new places to replicate the process. The growing impact is remarkable, and we wanted to share some of their stories with you. We hope this issue will inspire, encourage, and remind you of God’s faithfulness.

Message Magazine 2012

Saving Central Asia

2012 – Volume 60, Issue 3