Vision for Mission

Vision for Mission is a newsletter from Randy Friesen, General Director of MB Mission. Randy highlights recent worldwide stories and events that will help you build a vision for mission.

I've been reading the story of Bill Wallace, the missionary surgeon who was martyred by communists in China in 1951.  He was renowned as the finest surgeon in South China.  When all other missionaries had fled the country and a bandit army was approaching he was given one last opportunity for escape.  An American captain whose ship was anchored in a nearby river informed Wallace he could no longer be responsible for Wallace's safety if he stayed.

Read more: March 2007

We were driving to a Sunday morning preaching assignment in rural India. As we passed through the villages and fields in the early morning mist there were people moving everywhere.  The sheer numbers were astounding. Our driver was committed to breaking speed records.  When I wasn't praying for protection on the roads I was praying for the countless people we passed.

Read more: February 2007

Just recently, our staff hosted a missionary retreat for our workers in Europe and North Africa.  Most of them are working in spiritually "dry" communities where people don't know that there is "living water" available.  One remarked that this generation of Europeans have forgotten that they have forgotten God.  Our workers and partners in North Africa live in a spiritually intense environment (imagine a Muslim call to prayer loudspeaker waking you up at 4 am each day).  Many North Africans, however, are also very curious about the gospel.

Read more: January 2007

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LIVING FREE

Physical slavery is prevalent around the world; it takes many forms. Individuals and people groups are in bondage. Guest speaker, Randy Friesen has seen the amazing power of the Gospel to bring freedom to the oppressed. In our own lives, we can find ourselves enslaved – to sin and to fear. How can we be free? Knowing who we are in Christ is vital to our freedom.
January 2015 at Central Heights Church, Abbotsford, BC Play Button PLAY SERMON