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Message Magazine - The Ripple Effect

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.
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Message Magazine - Picking Up the Pieces

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.
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Message Magazine - Convicted. Evicted. Redeemed.

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.
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Message Magazine - 2014 Candidate Class

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 much to bring the gospel to the nations. Please read the inspiring stories of people who have yielded to God’s call in their lives.
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Message Magazine - From who to Who

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.
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Message Magazine - Missions On The Frontline

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.
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Message Magazine - The Doctor Is In

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.
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Message Magazine - 2015 Candidate Issue

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.
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Message Magazine - Catching the Vision For Missions

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.
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Message Magazine - Able

When Jesus comes upon a blind man in John chapter 9, His disciples ask Jesus who sinned to cause this man to be born disabled. But Jesus tells us that a disability is not the result of someone’s sin; rather, it is an opportunity for God's work to be revealed. According to the United Nations, roughly 15 percent of the world’s population — an estimated one billion people — live with some sort of disability. That means that the world is overflowing with opportunities for God’s work to be revealed, and our missionaries have taken front row seats. From a ministry to disabled refugees who have fled the war in eastern Ukraine to a school for disabled children in South Africa, this issue highlights the amazing ways God is revealing His love through people with disabilities.
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Long-Term Journey to the Field

This helpful guide gives step-by-step instructions on how to become a missionary with ABWE.
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Good Soil: Hooks for Hanging the Old & New Testament Storylines

These workshops are designed to help you teach others to grasp an overview of the Old Testament and the New Testament in two one-hour sessions.
Who
Everyone
When
Every May and October
Resource type: Event

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