Word and Deed

“So deeply do we care for you that we are determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you have become very dear to us.” (1 Thessalonians 2:8) We are a … (read more)

Everyone A Priest…

“God’s various gifts are handed out everywhere….Each person is given something to do that shows who God is: Everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits. All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit, and to all kinds of … (read more)


The Great Commission is followed immediately by the Great Provision. Have you noticed? “Go…and make disciples of all nations” is the compelling commission. But then comes the wonderful, enabling provision: “Remember, I am with you always…” (Mat 28:19,20 NRSV). “I’ll … (read more)


From the beginning of our life and work together, we have valued simplicity: a lean, low-overhead, “simple” approach to our ministry. From the Handbook we read: “In the use of money and goods the Mission believes that it is God’s … (read more)


Seventy years ago, in the western Sudan of Africa, Ernest Weinhardt was given a vision. He was a young Lutheran missionary from the midwest. The year was 1929. Weinhardt envisioned a missionary connection between those who had received the Gospel … (read more)


“When you join a mission like ours it is like joining a family,” Paul Lindell wrote in March of 1951. He was writing to a missionary inquirer, describing one of the core values of the World Mission Prayer League. “There … (read more)


The World Mission Prayer League is not, in the first place, a missionary sending agency. I hope that you are not surprised. Yes, we send missionaries. We fund and administer missionary projects. But this is not our primary work. We … (read more)

Getting Vulgar

“I deliberately kept it plain and simple: first Jesus and who he is; then Jesus and what he did — Jesus crucified.” (, Peterson). June is a season of wonderful passages. Freshly minted graduates emerge from high schools and colleges. … (read more)

Greater than “The Force”

“Something greater… is here” (Matthew 12:6,41,42) It is the cinematographic event of the century. In the history of film media, no debut has been more eagerly anticipated. Star Wars Episode One will visit a theater near you, beginning May 19. … (read more)