How Do You Celebrate Thanksgiving on the Mission Field?
You’re headed to or serving in a part of the world that couldn’t be more different from the United States. Do traditional American holidays like Thanksgiving take a hiatus when you get there? Well, the short answer is no. [read more]
Lifechanging Results with Lifelong Benefits
I spoke recently with a young missionary couple who is just about to leave for their first assignment in the Philippines. They offered a brief description of their motivation to serve abroad. “We’re not remarkable in what we’re doing; we’re just following where God is leading—which is what we are all called to do, no matter where it takes us.” [read more]
Missions Emotions—When Leaving Home Hurts
Missionaries are natural communicators. It’s just part of the job. And while many circulate stories of bold adventures or miraculous challenges, there is one familiar event shared by most missionaries that is almost never recounted—yet it can carry as much substance as a spiritual awakening. It’s a final garage sale. [read more]
What Does Fueling Christ-centered Ministry Look Like?
When you say that ECCU is actually an alliance of people and organizations committed to fueling Christ-centered ministry worldwide—people sometimes wonder what that looks like. [read more]
Joel Garcia Banks on ECCU to Fulfill Kingdom-Building Missionary Work
Joel is not only passionate about helping missionaries because that’s his job. He’s also a missionary who traveled to India in February 2015 to spread Kingdom-building messages to locals living in Dehradun, located in the northern part of India. [read more]
Nurture Relationships with Your Donors and See what Can Happen
I read a blog recently that reminded me of two things. One, blogs are a great way to nurture relationships with your donors because they make it easy to keep telling your story. And two, God’s plans are way bigger than mine. [read more]