Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Concert of Prayer Closes

THE MIDDLE EAST: 10.13.2009

We end our concert of prayer journey remembering the ministries of the Middle East. Learn more about World Gospel Mission's influence in this area at www.wgm.org/middleeast

Let's complete our time together lifting this prayer:

LORD,We lift the entire Middle Eastern region up to you. It’s a very turbulent time for anyone, Christian or not, to be there right now. Please be with the persecuted and any workers who are able to be in that region. Please watch and protect Your holy city as war continues around it. We pray for a peaceful solution to this controversial war. Let Your will be done. Amen.

Remember if you missed any of the concerts they are available for listening at www.wgm.org/call

Hope you enjoyed the Concert!

~Kristi Crisp

The Call Editor

World Gospel Mission

Monday, October 12, 2009


World Gospel Mission's ministries in the West Indies include two stations - St. Croix and Grenada.
What is like in Grenada? Well, here is a little taste: The percentage of children born out of wedlock in Grenada stands at 82 percent, and many children do not grow up knowing the stability of a two-parent home. Some say this is a tragic legacy of the island’s early slave culture.
What's it like in St. Croix? St. Croix has no natural running water, such as rivers or springs, so residents must fill cisterns with either well water or purchased desalinized water.
Learn more by visiting: www.wgm.org/westindies.

>> REMEMBER TO PRAY for the youth at the St. Croix Christian Union Church. Pray for their salvation and commitment to Christ. Also pray for the youth attending your church as well.

>> THE ST. CROIX Christian Union Church needs funds to complete the construction of the church building. The field is seeking a loan but some barriers are in the way. Pray that the barriers will be removed and the church can be completed.

>> PRAY FOR TIM and Diane Bennett who have just been assigned to work in church ministries in Grenada. Pray for the staff supporting your church as well.

And check out the podcast brought to you especially for the Caribbean ministries. Enjoy!
Tomorrow completes our concert of prayer as we pray for The Middle East. See you at the concert!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

ENTERING: The Caribbean

Today's concert of prayer took us to another area of the
world as we entered Haiti.

What's It Like in Haiti? All Haitians trace their ancestry to the slaves who came over from Africa. Perhaps the most infamous cultural tradition is the voodoo folk religion.

Haiti’s economy is ranked as one of the poorest in the Western Hemisphere, with approximately 80 percent of the population living in abject poverty.

Want to learn more about this country for your prayer life? Learn more by clicking www.wgm.org/haiti.

Join the concert tomorrow as we pray for the West Indies, St. Croix and Grenada.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Release Your Inner Missionary!

Today we covered YOUR MISSION FIELD in prayer. President Hubert Harriman prayed that we would be the light of the world in our communities. Let us be witnesses to our family members and have courage to share truth. Help us to live out our call to missions. May we be a strong support in this needy world. Let us answer the call to say "Here am I, send me. Use me.".
Not sure how you can be more missions active?

Every Christian is called to missions work—yet we are unable to perform that work through our own strength. And it’s hard to put yourself out there and be open about something so close to your heart.The World Go! Manual is the perfect resource. Starting with prayer as the foundation, the manual will take you through a wild ride of growing your faith as you become a missions-active Christian. Download the manual free at www.wgm.org/worldgo.The world needs God. Go find your mission field!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Stockton Peniel Ministries

Thanks for joining us for the concert of prayer this week. Today we prayed for the Neighborhood Center in Stockton, California.
This is an inner-city ministry focused on helping children and youth. As we continue to pray for this ministry after the concert here is a prayer target to help:
Gang influence is devastating Stockton, California. Families are torn apart, friendships are destroyed, and all ages are exposed to violent crime. Pray for the children and youth. Pray that they will drink deeply from the fountain of living water and break the cycle of violence. All in all, will you boldly ask
that the Father’s love will flood this city and transform it?
Join us as we pray tomorrow for YOUR MISSION FIELD. Our President Hubert Harriman will pray for you and your ministries. Until then, be blessed.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

October 8: Haitain American Minstries

A big challenge for Haitians born in America is the clashing of two cultures, languages, and ways of thinking. Through church, children’s/youth, and support ministries at Army of Christ Haitian Wesleyan Church in Leesburg, Florida, God’s love and acceptance are being shared with Haitian Americans.
Want to learn how to pray better for this ministry? Check out www.wgm.org/ham. And if you missed the concert to of prayer today you can hear the requests from the field at www.wgm.org/call.
Join the concert of prayer at 12 noon (Eastern Daylight Saving Time) for a five-minute prayer. Call 800-868-1837 (domestic) or 404-920-6440(international). Use code 78396872#. Tomorrow we will pray for the ministries of Stockton Peniel.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Coming to a mailbox near you!

Ahhh...the holidays! It’s the most wonderful time of the year... at least that’s how the song goes. The November/December issue of The Call will take a look at the emotions and the unique activities that occur during the November and December months, otherwise known as the holiday season.

For many of us it is the most wonderful time of the year. And then there are others of us who are sad because we are away from family, away from home, or just exhausted by the demands of the season. No matter what you might be feeling (or doing) during the next couple of months The Call will keep you inspired and challenged in your missions activity.

Remember The Call now has podcasts for many of its articles so, if you find a friend struggling through the holiday season you can pass on an article without giving up your magazine.

Also, we plan to complete the concert of prayer campaign before this issue of The Call hits our website. Just wanted to give you the heads up. Wherever you find yourself this holiday season, I hope you find a little bit of hope, encouragement, and inspiration from this issue of The Call.

Happy Reading,

Kristi Crisp
The Call Editor
World Gospel Mission

October 7: American Indian Field

How much do you know about the American Indians? Did you know that the ancient Hohokam, who are possibly the ancestors of the Pima and Tohono O’odham, built an elaborate irrigation network in central Arizona? Modern-day irrigation canals are modeled after this ancient network. Did you know that many Native Americans do not point with their fingers but with their lips or with a nod of their heads? Did you know that it is rude to ask personal questions when you first meet someone? Native Americans take their time in developing relationships.
Want to learn more? Take some time to click through the WGM website at www.wgm.org/aif.
Join the concert tomorrow as we pray for the ministry of Haitian American Ministries.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


What this ministry all about? Good question. You can learn more about how World Gospel Mission is sharing the love of Christ with Muslim communities living in the US at http://www.wgm.org/muslimminusa

Muslims throughout the world need to know that Christ loves them and died for them. Pray for open hearts and for more workers to reach this people group.

How can you make a missions impact? Identify a Muslim living near you and introduce yourself. Then, pray for his or her salvation every Friday, as Friday is their day of prayer.

WGM is blessed that God has opened this ministry to Muslims in the United States in cooperation with Arab World Ministries, an evangelical mission focused on enabling people of the Arab world to proclaim Christ as their Savior. Please pray that God will grant singleness of heart in this partnership.

Lord, Be with the Muslim population now residing in the United States. Let them feel Your love even though they may be persecuted by others. Use Your church to show the real God to the Muslims. Help me to be more accepting so that my life will exemplify You. Use me to reach the searching Muslim population. I love You, Lord. Amen.

Monday, October 5, 2009

October 5: Hispanic Ministries USA

Thanks to all of you who joined the concert today for the Hispanic Ministries in the U.S. This field will focus most of its energies into church ministries. Keeping in mind that church is more than a building, each one of us are the church. We are the hands and feet of ministry. How are you sharing the gospel with Latin Americans living in your neighborhood? Need an idea on how to get started? Evangelism begins with relationship. Bake some cookies and share them with your neighbors. A little conversation over coffee and cookies could lead to eternal impact.

Remember that since we entered a new section of the world a new podcast is available on the website. Just click the podcast graphic and listen.

See you at the concert!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Now Entering North America

Leaving Central America...
Next Stop North America

If you were able to join the concert on Saturday you know that Debbie Hawk led us in prayer for the ministries of El Salvador. That was our last concert for the Central America region and today we entered North America with a concert for the ministries of Mexico.

We seemed to have another technical glitch today with a conference phone not working. There has been more difficulties this year than we experienced last. I think God's people are praying. I have heard from some of you saying that even though you were unable to attend or hear the concert you have been praying. Please keep praying. Pray that God will bless the efforts of this ministry and that He will be glorified.

A prayer was recorded today so if you would like to hear the concerns for the World Gospel Mission Mexico field you can hear that here.

Join the concert tomorrow as we pray for the new ministry of Hispanic Ministries in the United States.

Friday, October 2, 2009

October 2: Nicaragua

Tim Hawk, Regional Director of Central America and Hispanic Ministries, led us in prayer for the ministries of Nicaragua. The prayer request we offer in the magazine well describe the ministries taking place there. Please continue to lift these requests before the throne.

>> WGM IS PARTNERING with AMSLA (Latin American Holiness Missionary Agency) in its ministry efforts in Nicaragua. Please pray for Ubaldo and Teresa Salazar, World Gospel Mission’s only missionary couple serving on this field, as they seek direction in their outreach efforts.
>> HEALTHY TWO-PARENT FAMILIES are far less common than you would think. Pray that God will work in the lives of families as the Salazars model a healthy family relationship.

>> NICARAGUA HAS THE third-lowest per capita income in the Western Hemisphere. Pray for God’s strength to sustain those who may be wondering where their next meal will come from.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Entering Central America

Career missionary, DeeAnn Rich led the concert of prayer today for the ministries of Honduras. If you missed the concert listen here.
Honduras has been faced with uncertainty these past couple of months. Due to political conflict several short-term trips into Honduras have been cancelled. If there was ever an urgent need for prayer the time is now in Honduras.
Pray that God will grant peace. That our missionary staff will continue to be safe and pray for our mission leaders as they continue to monitor the situation. May God's will be done in Honduras!
Catch the concert tomorrow as we pray for Nicaragua.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Septemeber 30: Argentina

Glass of Prayer?

There’s nothing quite like a warm breeze blowing while you are holding a tall glass of iced tea in your hand. When Americans think of tea, that’s typically what they picture. However, when people from Argentina think of tea, they envision mate, a strong herbal tea drunk with a communal metal straw/strainer from a small container made out of wood, a gourd, or even an animal horn. The next time you find yourself sipping tea, will you pray for the World Gospel Mission churches in Argentina? Pray that Christ’s love will sweeten their communities and reach the lost.

Thought I would share this prayer reminder with you today. Take a sip, enjoy, and pray for the churches in Argentina.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Septemeber 29: Paraguay

Larry Carr led the concert of prayer today for the ministries of
Paraguay. Tomorrow the concert continues at World Gospel Mission by praying for the ministries of Argentina.

You know the one thing that becomes very apparent
through this experience? Each time we are led in prayer by another missionary they pray for the church. Not the building but the church leaders, the people that come to worship, for God's will to be done and for communities to come to know Him through ministry efforts. Do you find yourself praying for this to happen nationally but lack the same effort for the church you attend? How are you getting your hands dirty? Are you impacting your community through ministry efforts? Perhaps it's time to start praying for your mission field.

Just a thought. Be blessed.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Septemeber 28: Peru

Thanks for joining us today for Peru's concert of prayer. If you were unable to make this phone call you can listen to the prayer through the WGM website at www.wgm.org/call.

David Strong led us in prayer for the ministries of Peru. Peru is fairly new field for World Gospel Mission with its primary focus in church ministries. The WGM missionary team currently works along-side two church plants and just this month one of those new plants was able to find a building to worship in. Praise the Lord!

Please continue to lift the national church of Peru before the throne. May God bless the pastors and leaders and may the church have impact in their communities.

Join the concert of prayer tomorrow as we pray for Paraguay. Be blessed.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Entering South America

Saturday brought us another technical difficulty. I apologize you were unable to be united in prayer during our phone time but I hope that did not stop you from praying. Spain is a new field for World Gospel Mission and has newly appointed missionaries, Brad and Elizabeth Carter building their ministry partners. Learn more about this couple's ministry here.

I trust you had a wonderful morning of worship today. Some of you were able to join us for the Bolivia's concert of prayer. Betsy Phillips led us in praying for the educational ministries WGM has in Bolivia and she reminded us of the political elections that will occur in December. That reminded me of the prayer target we had in the magazine. This a good prayer reminder to keep on your prayer list:

The political conflict in the country continues unabated. The instability in the political landscape has contributed to a rise in crime in many cities throughout the country. Pray for peace, reconciliation, and unity. Pray also for the safety of the missionary team, for God’s leading to be clear to the field leadership in making ministry decisions, and for steadfastness in witnessing to the faithfulness of God regardless of the circumstances.
Be blessed.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Septemeber 25: Hungary

The concert of prayer today was for the ministries of WGM Hungary. Dan Searls led us in prayer and reminded us to pray for the kids, the missionary kids, who grow up on the field. He asked that their parents would teach them to be light to those they come in contact with. That was a reminder that touched my heart. Our MK's grow up in a very different world than how my kids grow up, but they will only bear witness wherever they are if taught to do so. What a ministry God has given parents. That's a prayer request for both the kids, grandparents, uncles, aunts, neighbors, you and me. may we be faithful to pray long after the concert is over.

If you have missed any of the concerts of prayer you can listen to them on our website. Listen to today's concert by clicking on the picture.

Join us for the concert tomorrow where we will pray for the new WGM field of Spain.

Until then, be blessed.

Kristi Crisp
The Call Editor
World Gospel Mission

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Entering Europe

Our concert of prayer journey has led us into Europe
and our first stop is Ukraine.

Ernie Smith led the concert praying through the specific ministries each missionary sering in Ukraine is involved with. Ernie also made the plea this field needs more missionary staff to complete the work. Could this be the area of the world God is calling you to? If you are not sure but would like to explore the possibility think about going on a short-term trip to see if God confirms it in your heart.

Have checked out The Call concert on the web?
There is some exclusive content just waiting for you to explore. The larger regions offer podcast interviews with a missionary serving in that area. In the podcast we explore social issues that this region faces. Click on the image to listen.

Join the concert tomorrow as we meet up with Hungary.

Kristi Crisp
The Call Editor
World Gospel Mission

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Entering Oceania

In our concert today we moved out Asia and entered Oceania where WGM ministries happen in Papua New Guinea.

Todd Eckhardt led us in prayer today and he reminded us all that right Jim and Becka Johnson are the only missionaries on the field. The other members of our staff are in the States developing ministry partners. To learn more about these missionaries and their needs please click here.

If you are note involved in monthly giving to a missionary might you consider a missionary to PNG as they help to share Christ through pastoral training.

Just a reminder if you miss any of the concerts you can listen to them on the WGM website.

Join the concert tomorrow at 12 noon (EDST) by calling 800-868-1837 and use code 78396872#. We will be praying for the ministries of Ukraine.

See you at the concert!

Kristi Crisp

The Call Editor

World Gospel Mission

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Septemeber 22: India

An Emphasis on Education

Kevin Zirkle led us in prayer for India at the concert today. South India Biblical seminary is at the heart of what World Gospel Mission does in India. Hundreds of SIBS graduates are in ministry taking the message of Christ to their own people. Pray for these graduates as they are impacting India with the Gospel. Because of government restrictions, a missionary presence in India is not a long-term commitment. The school is need of professors who will continue to challenge the next generation of leaders to win India for Christ. Is this an area in which you can serve? If so, contact recruiting@wgm.org. If teaching is not your strong point please continue to pray for this need.

Join the concert tomorrow as we pray for Papua New Guinea.

Kristi Crisp
The Call Editor
World Gospel Mission

Monday, September 21, 2009


Today we were able to join our hearts together and pray for the ministries in Kazakhstan.

In Kazakhstan you cannot freely share your faith. That's a luxury I have living in the United States. Because I can freely share my concern for the people of Kazakhstan I have been able to impact the ministries there from right where I live. In fact, I have partnered with Kazakhstan to help the Apple Tree ministry. My coworkers and I raised money to provide winter clothes and coats for children at the Apple Tree House.

You can do that too. Want to know how? My office took on this project through the Great Co-Mission catalog. We asked our friends, family, and church to support this need and were able to raise enough to provide warm clothes and coats to over a dozen kids. It wasn't hard and there are several projects like this in the catalog. You can view the catalog at www.wgm.org/catalog. Build your team and make an impact for missions in your neighborhood. There are kids on the other side of the world who will thank you.

Kristi Crisp
The Call Editor
World Gospel Mission

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Concert Enters Asia

If you were able to join us for a prayer time this weekend you have
probably noticed that we entered Asia, praying for Japan and Taiwan.

Kevin Zirkle joined us praying from Japan on Saturday. He shared with us upcoming events that will effect the ministries of Japan. From Zac Motts preparing to marry to the Japan Congress on Evangelism happening later this week. Let's continue to pray for God to work in the heart's of our church leaders and also, that God would raise leaders in the younger generation to carry the church in the years to come. May God's perfect will be done.

Denny Craker joined us from Taiwan this afternoon. I had a chance to chat with Denny before our prayer time and it was midnight in Taiwan. He was thankful for the opportunity to pray with all of us and share with us what God is doing in the Craker's ministry.

As you heard from Denny's prayer each one of his family members are involved in ministry. This is not unusual for our missionary staff. That's a good reminder to pray for the protection of these families. As they continue to give of themselves in ministry pray that they will take the time they need to also be filled with the Spirit. Pray that their devotional times will keep their spiritual cups full and protect their marriages, families, and relationships.

Margaret Farnsworth is scheduled to pray with us tomorrow for the ministries of Kazakhstan. Don't miss it. Be blessed.

Kristi Crisp
The Call Editor
World Gospel Mission

Friday, September 18, 2009

Septemeber 18: Sudan

A Broader View
Today Billy Coppedge, currently serving in Uganda and Sudan, led our prayer concert for the field of Sudan. Sudan is a fairly new field for World Gospel Mission so I learned quite a bit about this ministry during our prayer time. I'll be able to pray better for the ministry in Sudan now and I hope you will too.
If you missed the concert and would like to hear the prayer click here.
Praying with Billy today reminded me of there prayer targets you see throughout this edition of The Call, WGM's bi-monthly magazine. The prayer targets are designed to give you a social issues that this portion of the world is facing so you can pray more specifically for the Sudanese.
Here is Sudan's prayer target:
Following a terrible civil war that ravaged the country of Sudan, the media spotlight is gone and the road to recovery is long and pockmarked. Pray for long-lasting peace and reconciliation. Pray for the safety of relief workers. Ask the Holy Spirit to flood the country with a desire for the truth of the gospel. Pray that the church will grow in southern Sudan and will reach the lost in the north and the west.
The prayer concert continues tomorrow as we pray for Japan. See you at the concert!
Kristi Crisp
The Call Editor
World Gospel Mission

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Today's Concert: Uganda

What a great concert!

Were you able to attend Uganda's concert of prayer today? If not click here to listen to the prayer time.

Ken Hopson shared several requests from the field. He shared the requests from each missions station. At Heritage International School you can pray for several students who have recently lost relatives and caregivers. Pray that God will provide them grace during this period of grief.

Ken also touched on the famine crisis that many are facing in Uganda. Many families are in need during this famine. You can help provide relief to Ugandans in Africa. Join the fight against hunger in Uganda now by giving to the Crisis Relief Fund! Your donation could be the difference between life and death. Terry Duncan, Regional Director of Africa, shares, “No doubt you may never see these desperate people, but someday you may talk with them in heaven and they can tell you what this meant to them. Thanks to all who made this possible.”

PRAY: Heavenly Father, please protect your people in Uganda as they face this urgent battle. May you fill their bodies and souls with love and provide for their every need. We lift them to you, Lord, and place them in your powerful hands. Amen.Click here to help with famine relief in Uganda through the Crisis Relief Fund.

Join the concert tomorrow as we pray for Sudan!

~Kristi Crisp
The Call Editor
World Gospel Mission

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Concert of Prayer: Tanzania

Hey Readers!

I just wanted to point out the lower section of this Concert of Prayer edition. Have you noticed this section? Take these prayer reminders with you. There easy, practical, and pretty ordinary reminders to keep your praying after the concert ends. Ministry will continue to grow and strengthen through prayer. Here is the reminder for Tanzania. You'll never look at trees the same.

Save a Tree, Pray for the Church
Wouldn’t you love to go on a safari? Talk about seeing God’s amazing creation up close! One of the most iconic images of Tanzania is a lone acacia tree pictured against a stunning sunset. We want God to bless the church in Tanzania so it can grow as tall and strong as these trees. Do you know of a particularly special tree in your town? The next time you drive, walk, or bike by, take some time to pray for the church in Tanzania.
Join the concert tomorrow as we pray for Uganda, Africa.
~Kristi Crisp
The Call Editor
World Gospel Mission

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Septemeber 15: Burundi


Hope you were able to join the concert call today. There were about 24 people who joined the concert to cover the field of Burundi in prayer. The prayer time was lead by yours truly. Our missionary staff person was unable to connect with us today so I had the privilege of leading this concert event.

The interesting thing about the field of Burundi is that World Gospel Mission's service to this field is short-term through Light University. How can you be part of this ministry? The school is in need of teachers from Communications (video, radio, etc.) to teaching English as a Second Language. Can you give a semester of your time to serve in Burundi? Could they be waiting for you?
Don't forget to check out The Call pages on the web. Listen to an exclusive podcast about Africa. And join us tomorrow as we lift the field of Tanzania in prayer.
See you at the concert!
Kristi Crisp
The Call Editor

Monday, September 14, 2009

Technical Difficulties


I am so sorry for the technical difficulty we experienced today. We heard from several of you who called in and did not get to hear the prayer. There was a glitch in the conference system and we have been on the phone with our provider trusting that this will not happen again.

Please take a moment to pray for the field of Kenya. Jon Steury did a wonderful job praying through the missionary staff serving in this area. You can pray for them too. Click on this link to see a list of those sharing the gospel in Kenya.

Join us tomorrow as we pray for the field of Burundi. God Bless.

Kristi Crisp
The Call Editor
World Gospel Mission

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Concert of Prayer: Ready for the show?

It's coming. We are less than a week away. Are you ready?

I am feeling nervous, excited, and challenged by the upcoming Encore: Concert of Prayer. I have committed to serving as the HQ back-up the first week of the concert event. For me, this is one of those tasks that put the butterflies in my belly very actively in motion. I mean who really wants to stumble over their words or say something silly in front of hundreds of people? I think that would be most of us.

Honestly the prayer time is so challenging. I missed one day of our prayer time last year and I need to redeem myself. It's a huge commitment. Do you how many places you can find yourself at 12 noon (EDST)? From fast food restaurants to the office, dropping everything and taking time to pray can be a challenge. But well worth it. If you participated in the concert last year you know that the experience is a blessing.

God shows up every time. It's such a blessing to experience concentrated with other believers.

If you miss one concert events (like I did) check out www.wgm.org/call. I'll be posting a recording of our prayer time on the site every day.

Hope I'll get to pray with you and your family and friends at the concert. We start on Monday, September 14 with Kenya. Join me and others as Jon Steury leads us in prayer.

See you at the concert!

Kristi Crisp
The Call Editor
World Gospel Mission

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Welcome Concert Goer!

Your ticket into the concert of prayer event of the year will arrive shortly! You’ve been upgraded to VIP status with an all access 30-day pass. Your ticket (your magazine) allows you to cover a World Gospel Mission field in prayer from September 14 through October 13.

30 days—30 mission fields!

The most amazing part—a miracle of modern technology that recreates WGM’s historic Prayer Bands for the 21st century:

Call in daily (along with hundreds of other concert goers) on a special toll-free number to pray together live with a missionary serving on that field –
a sort of backstage pass, if you will!

So, spread the word to your family, church, and friends. This has the potential to be WGM’s largest simultaneous prayer effort in history, as we bathe our fields around the world in prayer!

Like last year I will be attending the concert and giving you my thoughts on the days events right here so stay tuned.

Your concert experience begins September 14.

Happy Reading,

Kristi Crisp

The Call Editor

World Gospel Mission

P.S. Follow the day-to-day concert on the web at www.wgm.org/call

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

VIP Passes for everyone!

The Concert of Prayer is sure to rock!

Here's the early scoop on the September/October issue of The Call: The concert is coming. Got your tickets?

"We can't wait to see what God is going to do through these days of unified, concentrated prayer for our world," said Tim Rickel, Vice President of Development. "If you want to be a part of this event, sign up now!"

To be part of the Concert of Prayer: Encore, sign up for your free subscription to The Call at www.wgm.org/call. The Concert of Prayer: Encore can also be followed on www.wgm.org, with audio files of the daily prayers, special podcast episodes, and more.

Read about this event here: http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/723710819.html

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

"So, You Want to be a Missionary?"

Check your mailbox!
The July/August edition of The Call is hitting mailboxes this week. In this issue we ask the question, "Do you want to be a missionary?" and explore the possible answers one might give to that question.
Each of us is called. We all have a purpose in building the kingdom of God. That's right each of us; there are no exceptions. So whether you are comfortable wearing the title Missionary or not we all have a mission field. This issue you will help you with ways to be more effective in the field God has called you. Are you ready? Read The Call.
I am now on Twitter. Want the inside scoop of what we are currently working on for upcoming Calls? Follow our progress at www.twitter.com/TheCallEditor
Right now we are building the content for Nov/Dec. Learn more by clicking the link.
Like The Call, hate The Call, not sure what's going on with The Call - Drop me a line in the comments box and we can chat about it.
Happy Reading,
Kristi Crisp
The Call Editor

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

As the page turns...

Thanks for your feedback. You've been reading! Several of you have written to give us your take on turning the pages of the Unsolved Mysteries in Missions themed Call. Some of you like it, so of you hate it, and some of you think it is great for this issue's theme, no matter where you land on the issue you should know that this edition had a special lay-out just for this theme so we are not keeping it for the long haul.

The July/August issue is in design now. It's looking great and you'll get to see it soon. The upcoming issue asks the question, "So, You Want to be a Missionary?" and then looks at the myriad of answers one might have to that question. You may be closer to being a missionary than you think. Sound interesting? Your issue will hit your mailbox around June 10.

More information to come,

The Call Editor
World Gospel Mission

Monday, April 13, 2009

Who's on the case?

Who doesn’t like a good mystery?
I know I do. In the edition of The Call (due to your mailbox this week) we take a look at some mysteries in missions that will need our entire detective squad to help solve.
Are you familiar with World Gospel Mission’s Unsolved Mysteries in Missions blog? We have been posting missions mysteries there for quite some time, leaving clues about ways to win the world for Christ. In this issue we asked a diverse group of missions-active individuals to share their opinions and strategies on these unsolved mysteries.
Our super sleuths may not have all the answers, but their diverse backgrounds help us formulate a better solution for these mysteries in missions.
Want to join the crew? We’re recruiting! See what other missions mysteries you can help solve by subscribing to the weekly Unsolved Mysteries in Missions e-mail at www.unsolvedministries.blogspot.com and receive a clue to the latest mystery needing collaboration by God’s detective squad.
Winning the world for Christ one closed case at a time,
Kristi Crisp
Editor of The Call
World Gospel Mission

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Green Podcasts

Anyone going green?

In case you haven't checked the website the podcasts from the GREEN issue have been posted. Check them out here: www.wgm.org/call

Hey Call readers! Anyone using the podcast feature? I am looking for your thoughts on the podcasts so far. Do you have some good thoughts about things we could add to kick the podcasts up a notch? Let me know your thoughts! Drop them here in the comments link. Thanks!

The May/June edition will delivered to a mailbox near you around April 10. It's theme is focused around WGM's Unsolved Mysteries in Missions campaign. You can check out some of the mysteries we have been discussing at
http://www.unsolvedministries.blogspot.com/. We have asked a myriad of WGM ministry partners their take on the mysteries. Hear from their personal experiences and possible solutions for these unsolved mysteries.

Grab your magnifying glass and let's solve some missions mysteries!

We'll chat soon,

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Call Goes Green!

Go green!

What’s not going green these days? Planet Toys just unveiled a new line of stuffed animals—stuffed with recycled soda bottles. As we say here in the WGM newsroom, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

In the March/April issue we explore ways to “go green” in order to expand our missions footprint. Once your magazine arrives, you’ll quickly notice that our definition of “going green” goes well beyond recycling bins. Our articles and podcasts tackle different shades of green and their meanings. So, green can mean plant, go, to have a green thumb, envy, lack of experience, etc. And how do all those things relate to missions?

You’ll have to read (or listen) to find out.

Anticipating the green of spring,

Kristi Crisp

The Call Editor