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7 Ways to Pray for Your Missionaries

7-ways-to-pray-for-your-missionariesSo you think missionaries don’t need your prayers? Think again! They are not immune to the problems we all face just because they are missionaries. For that reason, we wanted to give 7 ways to pray for your missionaries.

The truth is, they have the same problems we all have… and oftentimes, these problems are on steroids because your missionary is functioning in a different language and culture. Add to that the daily dynamics we all must deal with… workforce, church, home… and you can see just how vital prayer is.

Missionaries Need Your Prayers!

The bottomline is this… missionaries need your prayers… so much so, that it could very well be a better idea to stop reading this post… and just start praying! And believe me, I would be more than fine with that!!! :-)

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“No Hay Paredes” (There Are No Walls)

get-out-of-the-boxEvery once in a while, you run into a song that says exactly what you feel in your heart. That’s how I feel about “No Hay Paredes” (There Are No Walls) by Jesus Adrian Romero

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Navigators Topical Memory Verses

navigatorsMeditation is NOT about contemplating your navel.  It is NOT about clearing your head of all thoughts and focusing on nothingness.

True meditation is focusing on that which is godly, and the difference this makes in your life cannot be underestimated.

God told Joshua, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success” (Joshua 1:8).

So why not get started?

Here is a basic list of Bible verses to memorize. You might recognize it from the Navigators Topical Memory Verses Card System.

I’ve listed the verses here, along with their headings, just as they appear with the course.  There is a “pop up” when you hover over each verse to make it easy to review.

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7 Ways to Pray for Your Missionaries

So you think missionaries don’t need your prayers?  Think again!  They are not immune to the problems we all face just because they are missionaries.  For that reason, we wanted to give 7 ways to pray for your missionaries.

The truth is, they have the same problems we all have… and oftentimes, these problems are on steroids because your missionary is functioning in a different language and culture.  Add to that the daily dynamics we all must deal with… workforce, church, home… and you can see just how vital prayer is.

The bottomline is this… missionaries need your prayers… so much so, that it could very well be a better idea to stop reading this post… and just start praying!  And believe me, I would be more than fine with that!!!  :-)

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Barna Research Group: Megatheme: Biblical Illiteracy!

cure for biblical illiteracyMegatheme: Biblical Illiteracy

The Barna Research group listed “six” megathemes in 2010. The first one is that of an ever ”increasing biblical illiteracy.”

Important you ask?  You bet your sweet bippy it is! Not only in the US, but around the world.  In fact, I think it’s been exported.  What we’re seeing here in Brazil, like in the US, is that when a person doesn’t know what they believe, they are apt to believe anything!

When the majority of adults do not associate Easter with the resurrection of Christ, something is wrong.   When many look at the Holy Spirit as a mere symbol of God’s power, something is wrong.

Just how bad is it?

Consider these results from various surveys…

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