Matthew 28:18-20: Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (NIV)
After I was inspired to write a pioneering missionary romance, I found myself able to pour all my personal passions into the story. That’s probably because missions hold a special place in my heart. My entire family has participated both together and separately in short-term world evangelism missions in Honduras, Haiti, India and China. We regularly support mission efforts through our church and through world organizations we believe to be effective.
For those of you who have the same passion, or are just curious, I’ve designed this page. Here you’ll get a glimpse into the progress of world evangelism and find opportunites to help, practically and prayerfully. My hope is that you will find something here, outside of my books, that will inspire you to take up the call to spread the Gospel, whether it’s to your neighbor or to the world.
Ever wonder about the state of world evangelism? Take a look for yourself with this map from www.unreached.org
WANT WAYS TO IMPACT YOUR WORLD? Let me tell you about some ways my family has found effective.
ORPHAN AID LIBERIA: www.orphanaidliberia.org
Since THE DOCTOR’S MISSION is set in Liberia, I’ve found a relatively new organization that is partnering in that county alongside Orphan Relief and Rescue. Sponsorships start at as little as $10.00 per month and go to help orphans in this desperately poor, war-torn country.
WORLD HELP: www.worldhelp.net
Great organization that uses an impressive 91% of all funds collected to serve in over 60 countries through child advocacy, humanitarian aid, Bible distribution, and church planting.
World Help is also a great place to find a child to sponsor and make an impact on their life forever. I’ve sponsored
Samuel for two years now through this organization. Here’s where you can find a child to sponsor:
PENNIES FOR POSHO: www.penniesforposho.org
This organization runs the Royal School and Orphanage in Mityana, Uganda. They are currently working to provide a permanent water source for the school as well as building more dormitories. Pennies for Posho supports and provides food for 7 orphanages, touching the lives of over 4000 children.
My youngest daughter, age 16, has supported a ten-year-old boy through Pennies for Posho for close to a year now. She does this with her own funds.
COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL: www.compassion.com
Founded in 1952, Compassion has a long and positive track record of child advocacy. A minimum of 80% of all monies are used in children’s programs. My younger son has a sponsored child through this wonderful organization. This child is one in a long line of children he has sponsored. He does this entirely with his own funds.