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This month’s picture--another of my favorites! Fifteen years of pictures on my computer, over a hundred trips to Latin America, thousands of pictures. With travel restricted and fewer new pictures available, I share some of my favorites! [Click picture to enlarge.]

crowds watching baptisms

Ministry and mission work is a team effort -- Jan and I have shared ministry and mission work for over 52 years! Countless people have encouraged us, supported us, loved us, and prayed for us. In addition to the customary "Brother Bob" or "Hermano Bob," I am also known as dad and papa (or papaw). One of my favorite breakfasts is huevos fritos, frijoles, and tortillas, with hot sauce and a cup of rich Colombian coffee! The greatest joy of my life is being part of the kingdom; my #1 priority is to advance "kingdom things" and to help develop authentic "kingdom people." I seek to share the good news about Jesus everywhere I go, helping people find Jesus and helping people mature as disciples of Jesus. One of the greatest blessings of my life is to be loved by people around the world!


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December 2021

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LINK: November 2021 Mission Report

God's Mission 2021: Positives and Negatives
La misión de Dios 2021: aspectos positivos y negativos (artículo en español abajo)

As 2021 draws to a close, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a reality in mission work for almost two years. Are we navigating these unique times wisely? Are we seizing opportunities? Do we see open doors? Or have we settled into a new "normal?" To help answer these questions, I share some postive things I see, and also some negatives things.

Increased interest and receptivity among unbelievers and fringe Christians
Increased use of technology within the local churches
Increased evangelistic opportunities as technology provides entry into almost every home in our world
More international connections so that some very effective teachers and church leaders have become widely known in other countries

With increased technology, more churches and preachers are "broadcasting" on social media, but we are mostly talking to ourselves and failing to touch the new wave of interested unbelievers
We have not used technology to develop focused evangelistic efforts designed for unbelievers
Many Christians are now attending multiple activities every week, even daily, staying "busy." In many places the result is less personal evangelism done by the members
Some preachers have substituted online teaching and preaching for personal evangelism, neglecting the evangelistic efforts in the local church in their almost constant presence online

You can read the entire article here: Evaluating Our Mission Efforts in 2021

La misión de Dios 2021: aspectos positivos y negativos

A medida que 2021 llega a su fin, la pandemia de COVID-19 ha sido una realidad en el trabajo misionero durante casi dos años. ¿Estamos aprovechando bien el tiempo? ¿Estamos aprovechando las oportunidades? ¿Vemos puertas abiertas? ¿O nos hemos adaptado a una nueva "normalidad"? Para ayudar a responder estas preguntas, comparto algunas cosas positivas que veo y también algunas cosas negativas.

Mayor interés y receptividad entre los incrédulos y los cristianos marginales.
Mayor uso de tecnología dentro de las iglesias locales.
Mayores oportunidades de evangelización a medida que la tecnología brinda acceso a casi todos los hogares de nuestro mundo.
Más conexiones internacionales para que algunos maestros y líderes muy eficaces se hayan hecho ampliamente conocidos en otros países.

Con el aumento del uso de la tecnología, más iglesias y predicadores están "transmitiendo" en las redes sociales, pero en su mayoría estamos hablando con nosotros mismos y fallando en tocar la nueva ola de incrédulos interesados.
No hemos utilizado la tecnología para desarrollar esfuerzos evangelísticos diseñados para incrédulos.
Muchos cristianos ahora asisten a múltiples actividades cada semana, incluso a diario, manteniéndose "ocupados". En muchos lugares, el resultado es menos evangelismo personal realizado por los miembros.
Algunos predicadores han sustituido la enseñanza y la predicación en línea por el evangelismo personal, descuidando los esfuerzos evangelísticos en la iglesia local debido a su presencia casi constante en línea.

Puede leerse el artículo completo: Evaluando nuestros esfuerzos misioneros en 2021

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