Reach Nations

Bob Travels: At the temple in Kathmandu

While in Nepal (August 28-September 8) to report on earthquake relief efforts and the fastest-growing church movement in the world, our team visited the Pashupatinath Hindu temple in Kathmandu.

There, we teased monkeys playing in the trees and tried to stay clear of people hawking Hindu...

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Imagine never hearing the name of Jesus. In your whole life!

This was what Susan and I and our team of scouts found in a remote region of Indonesia recently. Our group of six traveled two hours down the coast from a fair-sized city and then seven kilometers (five miles) from the beach...

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Sisters serve at Santisuk English School

The first thing Brynn and Bronte Oothoudt noticed when they landed in Seattle after three weeks in Bangkok was the complaining. As they walked through the terminal, it was all they could hear. The sisters looked at each other and said, “We are back.”

Bangkok is home to over 8 million...

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Tia’s story: Who is the god in my heart?

by Bob Marsh

Na Tianye, Tia, as we call her, is a young woman from China who came into our lives more than a year ago, brought by her husband, Jason, a Chinese-American from the Pittsburgh area. Jason has been a believer for a long time, but his wife was not. They moved to...

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Building a bridge to the Philippines

by Jenny Bolinger, Director of Outreach, First Baptist Church, New Castle, Pennsylvania

Bridges fascinate me: their construction, their purpose and especially their symbolism. Being from Pittsburgh, bridges are an important trademark of the city. I love New York City; one of...

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What happens at a MAC?

So you want to participate in a MAC? Here is what it is: The Missionary Assessment Center is a three-day process to help you. You'll be evaluated by professional assessors. At Converge, we have 15...

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Speaking English opens hearts in Bangkok

The city of Bangkok, Thailand, is home to 8.3 million people and several religions. With people moving to the bustling city for work, there is a special convergence of Buddhists, Muslims, Christians and Hindus. Like any major city, Bangkok is colorful and bustling. Buddhist shrines decorate many...

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Confronting the power behind African Traditional Religion

One of the biggest challenges Tim and Amy Moline face in Cameroon is African Traditional Religion (ATR). ATR is deeply rooted, even in the lives of Christians, who fear spiritual attacks and curses. A music minister at a local Cameroonian church came under attack by jujus (...

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Converge missionaries confront poverty, crime and natural disasters in the Bahamas

The Bahamas often is a stop on a cruise, with white sand beaches and serene water. Although the islands are beautiful, many who live there struggle with poverty, unemployment and no access to education. Raoul and Karen Armbrister set out to offer opportunities and hope through their ministry,...

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Japan pastors: 50 years of Western missions and still building trust

The Japan Baptist Church Association (Rengo) is celebrating 50 years of church planting in one of the world's most unchurched countries. Started by Converge missionaries in 1948, Rengo began in 1964 and now has over 60 churches nationwide. Five pastors came to Transform, a networking gathering...

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