• 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
  • Running The Race In Zambia

    Running The Race In Zambia

    Life is certainly a race, and believe me, it doesn’t appear to be slowing down as we approach the finishing line. To God be the Read More
  • Mission Resources

    Mission Resources

    Interested in forming a church mission committee? Wanting to know more or keep up-to-date about mission and missions? Needing resource material to promote mission in Read More
  • 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
  • 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
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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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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...
Life is certainly a race, and believe me, it doesn’t appear to be slowing down as we approach the...
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...