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Sharing a great idea
On Mission is a truly excellent resource. I thoroughly enjoy
reading it; in fact, I read through most of the latest edition at one sitting.
Carolyn Curtis article "Why I
sleep in on Sunday" (March-April, page 52) is very helpful. The article
inspired me to do something about the unchurched in my neighborhood. Heres my
plan: sending each household a gift certificate to the Starbucks coffee shop
right across the street from where we live. I am including tickets to our
annual Easter presentation, "Living Pictures," a note from me and directions to
the church. I am excited about what will happen next!
Thanks for the great article on "Why I
sleep in." It really hit home. I particularly like the cross-section
approach that shows diverse opinions from different areas of the country. As a
new creation in Christ, we see through different eyes from the unsaved (and
often unchurched). Its important to keep the mindset of these people fresh so
we can be more effective witnesses.
When faced with the objection: "There are hypocrites in church," I like to
say: "Quit your job because there are certainly hypocrites there."
The topic of "Why I
sleep in on Sunday" seemed interesting, but I was offended by the artists
drawing of a haggard African-American woman in the kitchen with a nagging child
at her feet. Many negative stereotypes were communicated with that one
The illustrations (above and below) that accompany our "Why I Sleep in
on Sundays ... " series are intended to represent an Everyman image that
crossesethnic and gender lines.
The previous Everyman image, also depicted
humorously through an illustration, was a white male.
I enjoy your magazine very much. I dont blame you for charging for such a
high quality publication.
I believe in your work. We need more on mission churches.
Bord Mer, Haiti
On Mission is great, but sort of overwhelming. With so much
information it might be better in a monthly format.
I am currently serving through the International Mission Board in the
jungles of Eastern Bolivia.
A volunteer brought me a copy of On Mission magazine. I read it
from cover to cover, which is something I usually dont do with any magazine
Thanks for providing the encouragement.
Bolivia Baptist Mission
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Your November-December issue had an article by Connie Cavanaugh called
less, do more" (page 34). One story was about a couple named Gary and Fran.
My wife, Kama, was so touched by their story that she wrote a short play based
on it. We are doing this play at our Valentines Day dinner theater this year. I
dont know how accurate her play is to the real life story, but my purpose in
writing this is to express thanks to Connie and the "real" couple for the
As a pastor of a Southern Baptist church in Canada I want to say that youre
doing a great job!
George Clarke, Pastor
New Life Christian Fellowship
Salmo, British Columbia
I found the article "Messiah
for my family" by Jan Dorward (page 39, November-December) very
As a Messianic Jew I empathize with her since we both have concerns about
our families not having an intimate relationship with Yeshua.
Oliver W. Bailey
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Cooking up good ideas
I want you to know how much I appreciate your VeggieTales
article in the January-February 2000 issue (page 8) of On Mission.
I am the resort ministry coordinator in the Branson, Missouri, area for the
Tri County Baptist Association. We do backyard Bible clubs and day camps 10
weeks in the summer. I am grasping for every source I can find, and it seemed
as though when I opened On Mission it opened right to that resource. Its like
opening your Bible, and the passage that you needed to read that day is there.
Thats how I felt about this resource.
I liked the information you gave pertaining to college campuses, teens and
children because I work with college students as summer missionaries and teens
and children at the boys and girls club.
I am saying all of this to say "thank you" for such a great piece of insight
into something so needful. On Mission is great. The November- December
issue with the Grahams(page
18) was wonderful.
Resort Ministry Coordinator
Thanks for your letter. Youll find an article on neighborhood
Bible clubs in this issue on page 43.
I especially enjoyed Sean Taylors story on VeggieTales.
What a great article! It gave me some insightful outreach ideas. Furthermore, I
can relate to the approach of mixing a lesson with tasteful humor (or tasty, in
this case). It is increasingly difficult to compete with such influences as
Pokmon, PlayStation and the Internet. I think the whole VeggieTales concept is
a home run. Personally, I would like to see more churches and Bible study
groups use this fun and informative approach to outreach. This way everyone
Thanks for producing such a first-rate magazine. Keep up the good work.
Our church, Oman Evangelical Christian Congregation, has been a recipient of
this encouraging magazine. Our members and other Christian friends enjoy
reading the articles and are greatly motivated to reach the world. This has
also been one of the sources for my sermon illustrations.
If only Christians knew of the tremendous Christian activities here, I
believe kingdom people would be greatly motivated to share the good news with
confidence and joy. Thank you for extending your missionary work by sending us
Check out our website
I was pleased to discover your website. Your magazine is invaluable for our
weekly mission study development. However, I wish that the current issues
Vitals were available online. Many of these graphics and data would be valuable
in Power Point presentations.
Phil Parker, Pastor
Northgate Baptist, El Paso, Texas
are now available in downloadable PowerPoint format
I really appreciate On Mission magazine. It is tops! But I misplaced my
January-February issue. As I recall, it contained an article on affluenza
Rightsizing your life to battle affluenza," page 53). Is it possible for
you to send me a copy of that article?
As youll see in the illustration (left) of our
onmission.com website, stories from back issues appear there too.
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