• A Big Change

    A Big Change

    It has been twelve years since I first moved to this field. I know that’s only a fraction of the time other missionaries have been Read More
  • Serving Him

    Serving Him

    In today’s ravaged and ever-changing society, one’s heart is encouraged in knowing that our Lord and Saviour is the same yesterday, today and forever. Sadly, Read More
  • TESOL

    TESOL

    Today I visited a new Christian school in Lubumbashi. Funded by Australians, this venture has the vision to provide quality French education from Pre-Kindergarten to Read More
  • Changes Over The Years In The Brazilian Ministry

    Changes Over The Years In The Brazilian Ministry

    Throughout the 55 years of Gary's service in Brazil, and Louise and Gary’s 51 years serving the Lord together as a couple, there have been Read More
  • From Brazil to Portugal

    From Brazil to Portugal

    Leiria Castle has been overlooking Leiria since 1142 when Dom Afonso Henrique built it to define a line of defence against Arab invaders. This began Read More
  • Integrity Matters

    Integrity Matters

    1. FIDELITY & DEPENDABILITY Integrity: moral uprightness; honesty – Oxford English Reference DictionaryWhen his master saw that the LORD was with [Joseph] and that the LORD 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.

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It has been twelve years since I first moved to this field. I know that’s only a fraction of the...
Today I visited a new Christian school in Lubumbashi. Funded by Australians, this venture has the...
Throughout the 55 years of Gary's service in Brazil, and Louise and Gary’s 51 years serving the...
Leiria Castle has been overlooking Leiria since 1142 when Dom Afonso Henrique built it to define a...
1. FIDELITY & DEPENDABILITY Integrity: moral uprightness; honesty – Oxford English Reference...