Sustainable Spiritual Growth in a Godless Culture

April 24th, 2018

             Reality suddenly weighed upon my shoulders. Was that it?        Did all of my hard work over five years culminate in a single span of about forty five seconds? What am I supposed to do now? Where am I going to go? Who am I going to be? Was … Continued

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Because You Gave

November 20th, 2017

When tragedy strikes within the SLM ministry, we thank God that He provides for us to be able to respond. Earlier in the year, in the middle of the night, we received word one of our missionary wives in Asia delivered her baby prematurely. The situation was very dire, but made worse by the inadequate … Continued

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Show Me My Cross

August 12th, 2017

I recently read a review of the book Silence & Beauty by Makoto Fujimura about the little-known time when Christianity first came to Japan. Portuguese missionaries first entered Japan in 1549.  At least initially, they met with great success. Revival reportedly broke out in Kyoto (the imperial capital at that time) with over 130,000 converts; later the number grew to nearly 300,000. … Continued

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Where is the Greatest Need?

August 10th, 2017

Where is the Greatest Need?   Frequently I receive letters from all over the world, thanking me for the impact our ministry has had on them. They tell me stories of how our missionaries and Bible courses have not only changed their lives, but the lives of their families and friends. Many tell me stories … Continued

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The Printed Page is Not Dead

June 15th, 2017

Contrary to what you may hear in popular media and culture, print is still widely being used and here at SLM we continue to reap its benefits. Since I have been here, over 25,000 people annually have come to Christ as indicated on those “pieces of paper,” which are also used to disciple them. Recently, … Continued

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