Thursday, April 21, 2011

Living Links

An excerpt from Living Links Make a Team
By Joe Kunkle, Bolivia
April/May/June 2011

In less than 15 seconds from the time the human chain idea flashed through my mind, we had Isidro on the deck to safety. It took a minute or two for him to cough up the water from his lungs, but soon we knew he would be all right. We bowed our heads and thanked God for sparing this young man’s life. I have no doubt that God put the “human chain” idea in my mind. Some of us got wet and others remained on the deck, but all of us were vital links in this team effort!

Many of you joined hands with Ellen and me in ministry and have not let go! Without you who have remained on the “deck,” holding tightly to our hands, Ellen and I could not have gone into the “water” to grasp the hands of people drowning in the despair of sin. Thank you for joining hands with us to bring salvation to people in Bolivia and Paraguay.

ACT: To grasp Joe and Ellen’s hands, consider a financial gift to their ministry at

Monday, April 18, 2011

Teammate Wanted

An excerpt from Teammate Wanted: Treasurer in Uganda
By Jonathan Mayo, Uganda, with Rachel Elwood, Support Staff
April/May/June 2011

The field (that is, the operation of missionaries and national workers in ministry) could go for a while without a field director. Ministries can function and programs can continue, but we simply can’t operate without a treasurer. It’s one of the key positions on the field.

Opportunities abound to interact with nationals and minister to missionaries as we work together to share Christ’s love with Ugandans who need to know Him.

Volunteers are welcome! If you would like more information about serving in Uganda as the treasurer, please contact Jared Gleason at 765.671.7227.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Cheerleaders Needed!

An excerpt from Cheerleaders Needed!
Musings of a retired WGM missionary
By Anonymous
April/May/June 2011

And then other changes happened, such as churches that had supported us for many years on the field now wanted to support new “active” missionaries (and rightly so). An increasing number of friends who had faithfully supported us went to be with the Lord. Other faithful partners lost their jobs or retired and were unable to continue as financial supporters.

So, you get the picture—I am missing some cheerleaders! WGM has not diminished medical care or other benefits, but my account and others have increasingly larger negative balances. You can understand how the overall ministry of WGM is affected.

What can you do? Become a cheerleader for retirees by asking others to pray and give a special financial offering to a WGM retiree.

ACT: Give to a WGM retiree at

Monday, April 4, 2011

Special Teams

An excerpt from Special Teams
Making critical plays in time of crisis
By Hubert Harriman, President
April/May/June 2011

Like many others, I enjoy watching football games. A select group of players that I especially like to watch is called “special teams.” These players go in for certain critical plays in the game and often have a huge impact on the direction the game takes.

God has given World Gospel Mission “special teams” in strategic missions challenges—people who specialize in helping during critical moments in missions. One of those special teams is our Crisis Team. These players have a huge impact on the direction that events will take in the aftermath of a crisis. You know who you are because you’re energized, focused, and ready to play at a moment’s notice when the call comes for you to respond.

ACT: To give to the President’s Crisis Fund online, click here. To donate offline, send your check, with account number 41116-CALL in the memo line, to:

World Gospel Mission
P.O. Box 948
Marion, IN 46952-0948