Posts Tagged ‘Missions’

Power Of The Sword

At times the Bible refers to the sword of the Lord as the word of God. As we pray God’s words in the Bible we release what God wants to happen in the spiritual realm. The power we have access to in this direction is amazing. Because of that fact many countries and leaders have attempted to keep the Bible out of the hands of people.

In the 1500s William Tyndale translated the Bible into the English of his day. For that act he was arrested, tried and executed. His dying prayer was that the eyes of the king of England would be opened. Perhaps, because of that prayer we have one of the most beloved Bible translations of all time, the King James Bible, which was an outgrowth of a change in policy by the king of England two years later.

Today, countries like Saudi Arabia and North Korea have outlawed the Bible. Twice while traveling into Saudi Arabia to teach I had my Bible and other Christian materials confiscated. I had to pay a stiff fine just to get the rest of my things out of customs.

Don’t take lightly the precious word of God we have in the Bible and our freedom to own a copy. It is a treasure for all of us to mine.

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Generosity

While I was teaching Christian junior high students, we did a small fundraiser for an overseas Christian ministry. Most of the students did what they could, but I had one student who went over and above the call of duty. He had God’s heart for the lost and the hurting. Later, when he found out I liked to go fishing, he gave me some fishing gear. That young man had a generous spirit. There was no stinginess or spirit of poverty, which generally go hand in hand, in his life. Anyone like that young man will be abundantly blessed throughout life because God’s word promises: “Give and it shall be given to you…”

Teaching Positions Abound

The teaching jobs listed on the website abound.  While most unemployed educators struggle to find a position, those not afraid of adventure can leap into a cross-cultural experience.  Worldwide job listings that cry out for educators are added daily and not just in the spring and summer.  Some of the teaching positions require specialized credentials, but many only require a university degree and little or no experience.  It takes a tough person emotionally, physically and spiritually to go this route, but the rewards are usually very gratifying.(If you are a Christian, make sure you take a Bible, Christian music, books, etc. that you will need to maintain your inner strength.)  The avenue is wide open to gain teaching experience for the inexperienced and to earn a tax-free income of up to $70,000.00(the last time I looked at the U.S. tax regulations).  The salary in some countries is paltry and more of a ministry, but in others it is comparable to earnings in the U.S.  At first, overcoming your fear of the unknown may be your toughest battle, but the rewards in the end are worth it.  Personally, I spent two years teaching in Japan and five years teaching in Saudi Arabia, and even though it was difficult I would not trade those experiences for anything.

Here are two websites that may open the door to a new adventure:

1) Dave’s ESL Cafe or eslcafe.com for secular positions listed under Job Center Home Page and the International Job Board

2) Association of Christian Schools International or acsi.org under Jobs and Overseas Openings

***Update Note: Since this article was written the Association of Christian Schools International has changed their website, and it is no longer free to view possible job openings.  Not having got into the site since the change I can’t say what is there now.

A Wheel Within A Wheel

A WHEEL WITHIN A WHEEL

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You can learn more about Unreached Peoples’ Missions by going to the following website: http://christianmissions.webs.com/

Scripture Ministry

Unreached Peoples’ Missions has been supplying scriptures to national ministries in Southeast Asia for many years.  There are many more requests for scriptures than UPM can meet.  If you would like to donate to UPM the contact information is as follows: Unreached Peoples’ Missions, 5341 NE Webster Ct., Portland, OR 97218 USA.  UPM is a nonprofit organization.