- What We Do
The term “missionary” comes with some baggage, especially in countries where Western Christians have sent missionaries. In the past, some missionaries have been known to dismiss local culture, push their own ideas and understandings on people, and care only for people’s souls and not their health and well-being. There’s also a common perception that missionaries are “from the West to the rest.”
What does it look like to walk with Christ?
That’s one of the questions five young adults are exploring together through Cohort Middle East, a Resonate Global Mission discipleship opportunity for adults ages 18-30.
Evangelism has a bad reputation. Many people think of colonialism, televangelists shouting about burning in hell on cable, and Christians standing on street corners with signs that say, “PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD!”
But every day, Resonate Global Mission missionaries and other ministry leaders are working toward painting a different portrait of evangelism as they share the gospel in loving ways.
When it comes to evangelism, motive and method make a big difference, said Resonate missionary Linda.
In Matthew 18, Jesus tells a parable about a shepherd who leaves his flock of 99 sheep in search of one sheep that has gone missing. That’s what Pastor Robert Echeru and Job Epiru did when members stopped showing up to worship at Deliverance Church Soroti in Uganda.
Last November, two record-breaking hurricanes devastated parts of Nicaragua just weeks apart.
Steve Holtrop, your Resonate regional mission leader for Central America, remembers the jarring scenes from Hurricanes Eta and Iota all too well. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic that was already stretching communities thin, the category 4 hurricanes blew roofs off houses, swept land away, and flattened rainforests.
“Many [people] lost all of their belongings and their livelihoods,” said Steve.