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The July-August 2014 issue of the Bible Advocate is now available.

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New Day in Africa

by Robert Crawford2014-4_New_Day

When I committed my life to Jesus at the age of twelve, I had no idea where the Lord would lead me. One of my young church friends reminded me recently of a song I used to sing in Jamaica, about a commitment to preach the gospel both at home and abroad. Read More »

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The Right Leader

by Ramón Ruiz Garza2014-4_Right_Leader

In denominational terms, we have seen significant church growth in the central and southern parts of the Americas. Our international Church organization has undoubtedly contributed to this development. We have zone representatives leading in several countries that are linked geographically and often share language, traditions, and histories. This has allowed some prosperity in the mission field. Today we can say that we have churches in virtually every Latin American nation, except a few in the Caribbean. Read More »

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The Muslim Mandate

Though Islam may seem impervious to the gospel, the Spirit of Christ finds a way.

by Doug York2014-4_Muslim_Mandate

Few areas of Christian missions have seemed to yield as little fruit as that of reaching out to Muslims. It is not uncommon to meet godly men and women who labor for decades in Muslim lands with only two or three “converts” to show for it. Perhaps this contributes to the negative, even defeatist, attitude many have today of trying to reach the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims for Jesus. Some have concluded there is no hope for mission to Muslims. Read More »

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A collage on mobilizing for missions

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‘Here Am I!’

Jesus asks His disciples to pray an interesting prayer. Matthew sets the scene:

When He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (9:35-38). Read More »