Missions

Next: explore who you are in God’s mission

Next: explore who you are in God’s mission

Young adults are often pulled in two directions. Sometimes they hear, “delay ‘adulting’ and go have a grand adventure.” Other times, they feel pressure, “go figure out your place in the world and find a stable career.” These mixed and opposing messages can lead to a...
Church pocket change makes big impact

Church pocket change makes big impact

For 13 years, men, women and children at Hyde Wesleyan Church in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, have included a small, yet impactful, form of worship in their Sunday morning service. The “Penny March Offering” occurs every week and is a highlight for all in attendance....
​43 Peruvians accepted Christ during Kingswood missions trip

​43 Peruvians accepted Christ during Kingswood missions trip

A group of Kingswood University students didn’t experience a typical March break of relaxing with friends and family. Instead, as part of their Evangelism & Compassion Ministry (Praxis) program, Brett Laidlaw, Shannon Nickerson, Tony Horton, Kal Smith,...
​Houghton ranked in top 50 mission-minded colleges

​Houghton ranked in top 50 mission-minded colleges

Houghton College was recently included as one of 50 schools on the Top Mission Minded Colleges and Universities ranking, as compiled by Christian Universities Online (CUO). CUO used the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities’ (CCCU) publicly available...
​Under the hot African sun

​Under the hot African sun

Mozambique, Africa: land of hot, hot sun, burning sand, beautiful landscape, and most of all kind, loving, humble people. The Kansas District mission team of seven people found themselves in the middle of all this in November. We were excited to go and to partner with...
Rain in the desert

Rain in the desert

This report just arrived from a W. long-term worker serving as a medical doctor in an Asian country that presents security problems, so his name and the name of the country are withheld, and certain words are intentionally abbreviated to avoid being found by search...
​People reaching people

​People reaching people

#GivingTuesday (November 29) is a day dedicated to giving to reach people with the hope of Jesus Christ. With God’s help we are equipping urban church planters and mobilizing holistic church planting teams to unreached global cities. Below are two opportunities...
​The second Giving Tuesday venture

​The second Giving Tuesday venture

#GivingTuesday (November 29) is a day dedicated to giving to reach people with the hope of Jesus Christ. With God’s help we are working together to reach 1) the over 7,000 unreached people groups in cities around the world and 2) urban centers here at home. Last...
​Presenting Jesus – on Giving Tuesday

​Presenting Jesus – on Giving Tuesday

One of our missionary families was invited to dinner at the home of a 76-year-old devout Muslim man who had become a friend. On that night, the Muslim man was invited to read Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus (John 3). This was the first time he had ever read...
From history: a Jamaica church was started

From history: a Jamaica church was started

Editor’s note: Daniel M. Hyde is the former district superintendent, Leeds, Middlesex Parish, Jamaica, W.I. He and his wife, Nadeen, left their pastorate in College Park, Maryland, to serve in Jamaica in August, 1970. The couple helped re-divide the district in...
​Led each step of the way

​Led each step of the way

My name is Ajay. I’m from a Hindu family in the country of Nepal. From my earliest recollection, my mother was always suffering from severe sickness and disease. According to the culture of Hinduism, we visited many witch doctors who applied many kinds of...
​Muslim experiences peace through God’s Word

​Muslim experiences peace through God’s Word

Prior to meeting him, all I knew about this young man was that he wanted to talk about the Bible and that Jesus comes to him in dreams up to three times a week. As we talked, he explained that he doesn’t believe the Islam he was raised in. He also explained that...
​Brazilian Wesleyans traveling to Africa on missions trip

​Brazilian Wesleyans traveling to Africa on missions trip

Missions has been the principal tool used by the Holy Spirit to revive and unite the Brazilian Wesleyan Church. Many young people have been called to serve in missions, and the church plans to send out a missionary team of 19. The team will travel to Mozambique,...
​Betty Freeborn: 27 years helping people in bush hospitals in Africa

​Betty Freeborn: 27 years helping people in bush hospitals in Africa

Betty Nelle Freeborn was born August 19, 1921, on the family farm near Miltonvale, Kansas. As a teenager she attended Miltonvale Wesleyan Academy, graduating in 1939. It was in her junior year she surrendered her life to God’s service. She enrolled in nurses...
Gone fishin’

Gone fishin’

A team that included representatives of the South Carolina and South Coastal districts of The Wesleyan Church went on a “fishing trip” in Castries, St. Lucia, February 22-29. But this wasn’t an ordinary fishing trip–this was a trip with the goal of...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to communications@wesleyan.org. The...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

South Dakota church helping community residents LifeSpring Wesleyan Church in Sturgis, S.D., is just one church in the area that is helping those in the community who are in need of assistance. Amanda Blackburn’s Celebrate of Life service draws 2,000+ More than...
Made New Gatherings: Harvest Community Thunder Bay Celebration Day

Made New Gatherings: Harvest Community Thunder Bay Celebration Day

Milliken Wesleyan Methodist Church members traveled within the northern part of Ontario to serve on a missions trip with Harvest, a developing church plant. Celebration Day included music, yard sales, and fellowship. In this four-minute video, Pastor Carl Edmundson...
Missionary work comes full circle

Missionary work comes full circle

In the early 1960s, a young family was called to leave a small Indian village in Paramakatoi, Guyana, to set up a pioneer work in Manaus, Brazil. Paul and Sally Phillippe, along with Paul and Lois Downey, labored in the heart of the Amazon to sow gospel seeds. God was...
Night of the Church

Night of the Church

One of our joys in Czech is coming alongside our friends to plant a church in the nearby village of Bilovice. In our predominantly atheistic culture, anything outside of the Catholic Church (the accepted traditional religion) is considered a sect or cult. We work to...
Faithful missionary to Asia-Pacific region remembered

Faithful missionary to Asia-Pacific region remembered

Margaret Ross, 77, died August 1, 2015, in Brooksville, Fla., after an extended illness. Born on November 15, 1937, in Hiddenite, N.C., to James and Rosemary (Bumgarner) Tysinger, Margaret lived a life of faith at a young age. She placed her faith in Jesus at age 10....