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 had the incredible privilege this past week to teach and learn from 15 pastors and leaders from across North Africa. We had invited these young leaders to meet together to work through the 37 discipleship lessons we have developed for Muslim background believers. As we shared our lives and stories with each other I was repeatedly reminded of Peter's words "If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the spirit of glory and of God rests on you." (1 Peter 4:14) I saw the glory of God.

Read more: May 2007

was recently visiting with a regional medical coordinator named Adelphia in his small two room clinic in the Wounaan village of Maje, deep in the Panamanian rainforest. Adelphia pointed to the grass roofed houses of his children on the hill side below the clinic as he shared his family's story. The gospel transformed his life thirty years ago and now his many children and grandchildren are following Christ.

Read more: April 2007

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

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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