• Changing Times

    Changing Times

    When I think about how things have changed with the times, it is helpful for me to anchor the conversation in what hasn’t changed: God’s Read More
  • Changes Over The Years

    Changes Over The Years

    (and there have been many!) We are living in a world of constant change. It is hard to keep up with the pace at which Read More
  • Mission Awareness Program - 25/8/19

    Mission Awareness Program - 25/8/19

    SUNDAY AUGUST 251H 2019 ** NEW STARTING TIME: 4PM ** FELLOWSHIP TEA: 6PM PLEASE BRING A PLATE OF FINGER FOOD TO SHARE Abundant Grace Bible Church (Meeting Read More
  • Hands At Work In South Africa

    Hands At Work In South Africa

    In Exodus 17, we read of the Amalekites coming out to fight the Israelites. As the battle began, Moses made his way up the mountain Read More
  • Field Matters

    Field Matters

    In 2019 we are focussing on-field ministry updates from some of AMT’s Christian workers. We will celebrate their successes and praise God for the progress Read More
  • Landing At Long Tebangan

    Landing At Long Tebangan

    It is an unremarkable entry in my Pilot’s Logbook. November 29th 1963, Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer, VR-WAY, from Long Akah to Long Tebangan, Passengers Maria and Read More
  • Different Seasons

    Different Seasons

    My Mum was a great story teller. She would sit us down and tell us stories of missionaries, read us missionary biographies, and tell us Read More
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In 2019 we are focussing on-field ministry updates from some of AMT’s Christian workers. We will celebrate their successes and praise God for the progress in their ministries — translations completed, people saved, new software developed. We will be challenged by their setbacks and disappointments, and pray that God will grant them the wisdom, strength, and patience they need to overcome obstacles — resistance from those of different beliefs, visa and other administrative delays, sickness affecting family or co-workers.

In the editorials, we will examine some key areas that impact on missionaries, their families and their ministries, as well as the colleagues with whom they work and the people whom they serve. There are certain ‘givens’ which apply to all Christians: solid grounding and growth in God’s Word, an active prayer life involving spouse, children, and co-workers, and regular fellowship with other believers. We will see how personal integrity matters — to be faithful, dependable, honest and accountable matter to God’s good steward. Interpersonal relationships matter, they need to be developed and nurtured — just as our relationships with God and fellow believers need love, care, and growth. An important component of being in a strong relationship is empathy, which especially matters when people are struggling and suffering. Sometimes you may find all you can do is listen — and an empathetic heart is important to provide the stamina to sustain the relationship during difficult times.

In order to power on in the Christian walk, and in Christian service specifically, having the right attitude, focus and perseverance matter when it comes to building a resilient servant of God. How we think and react to different situations matter. What and Whom we fix our eyes on matter. The source of our strength matters, to keep us pressing on when struggles and crises arise. An important way of preventing premature burnout, and for maintaining wellbeing so that we can consistently give our best, is to get enough rest and strike the proper life balance, which is crucial for spiritual, physical, mental and emotional health.

I hope this year you will have a better appreciation of what our missionaries are doing in their respective fields, as well as the qualities they need to sustain them on the field — with the help of God, your prayers and the practical aid and gifts of supporters, family, and friends.

CURRENT ARTICLES

When I think about how things have changed with the times, it is helpful for me to anchor the...
(and there have been many!) We are living in a world of constant change. It is hard to keep up...
In Exodus 17, we read of the Amalekites coming out to fight the Israelites. As the battle began,...
In 2019 we are focussing on-field ministry updates from some of AMT’s Christian workers. We will...
It is an unremarkable entry in my Pilot’s Logbook. November 29th 1963, Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer,...