RADICAL GENEROSITY

“Lord, please help me to be generous,” is my prayer every day. I’ve found, maybe you have too, that praying to live generously is like asking God for patience.  Opportunities to live that prayer generously toward others come at the most “inconvenient” times! British evangelist and theologian John Wesley said,...

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More Than Ever Before

How often do you suppose you’ve heard or read John 3:16? I was raised in a Christian family, and became a follower of Jesus at age 13.  If I calculate hearing or reading John 3:16 even once a month since then, it’s conceivable that I’ve heard the Truth of that...

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Equipped To Train Others

“This will make it easier for me to share about Jesus with others” one excited young leader exclaimed at a recent Bible storying training led by Dr. Tara Rye, ASM’s Bible Engagement Director. In April, Tara led two such training events. At First Baptist Church (Bellevue, NE), she had the...

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God Knew…

“Not a day goes by that we don’t use something that came in the last container,” is a statement often said by Chad and Dara Vanden Bosch. Only God knew how crucial the 2019 Container would be for the Vanden Bosch’s continued ministry in Mozambique, as the pandemic shut down...

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New Harvest Farm Update

For the average family in central Mozambique, it has been a painful start to 2021. Two back-to-back cyclones in January brought 10-15 inches of sudden rain. Because 90% of the community are subsistence farmers, living off whatever they can grow in an acre or so, this was devastating. As Chad...

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Meet Tara

Tara Rye began serving with ASM in December 2020 as Bible Engagement Director. She holds a doctorate in Educational Ministry and has served in many contexts, from her own home in Nebraska to international training seminars. Along with her husband Greg and their two adult children, Tara loves to share...

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Here We Go!

You’ve likely seen the statement, “The worst purchase I made in 2020 was a calendar day planner!” 2020 was, and 2021 is, a year of surrender—surrendering our routines, plans, and comforts. Trusting, adjusting, and planning for the unknown. Many of us are ready to go on vacation, go out to...

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Mozambique: Your Investment Equipping Leaders

It’s about people. Stepping into the midst of heart-wrenching stories of extreme poverty, abuse, alcoholism, and spiritual bondage—with the hope of Jesus Christ. Serving, learning, training, equipping and investing in people. This model of evangelism and discipleship isn’t always the easiest way to do mission, but Chad and Dara Vanden...

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Mexico: Your Investment Equipping Leaders

ASM Latin America Directors Jim and Jamie Loker have been serving Jesus as “partners in reaching the unreached” and under-reached since 1986. Their residence has shifted from Guatemala to Oaxaca (Mexico), and now to Holland (Michigan). In 2020, God creatively intersected the three. During the travel restrictions, Jim and Jamie...

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“Let Us Not Grow Weary”

Mozambique is considered one of the poorest countries in the world (usatoday.com), a situation compounded by social and political upheavel.  “Wars and rumors of war” (Matthew 24) can be a daily reality for many Mozambicans. Our Compassionate Care (CC) Team is on the front lines of serving the critically ill and...

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Courage Despite Persecution

Your gifts are helping provide audio Bibles for young Christian believers who are being persecuted for their faith in one village of Oaxaca, Mexico! Before the global health pandemic, people in the Zapotec village of Santa Cruz were jailed as a way to discourage them from attending church services in...

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God Will Make a Way

As ASM Africa Director Chad Vanden Bosch stood waiting along a hot, dusty stretch of road in central Mozambique, a well-used bus slowed to a crawl, as its brakes loudly protested. A hand holding a small bubble-wrapped package was thrust out the door. This little package, which had been hand-carried...

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Meet Estêvão

“Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him, and He will act” (Psalm 37:5, ESV) is one of Estêvão (Steve) Macambaco’s favorite Bible verses.  Steve says this verse is an important reminder that God is our Provider: “We need to give everything to God and have confidence that He...

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From Pain to Praise

“God is in heaven and you are His angels,” a patient told ASM’s Mozambique Compassionate Care Team.  As hospitals in the region prepared for the spread of COVID-19 earlier this year, unfortunately, some basic health care needs were not met.  Fernando, a young teacher, had called the Compassionate Care Team...

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Meet Don

Over the past five years, Don Lang and his dedicated friends in Oregon have helped send more than 1,000 audio Bibles to some 17 countries, connecting thousands of people to God’s Word in audio! Don’s connection to ASM began after he experienced great personal loss, and felt called to pray...

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You Can’t Leave…

Last year, a Nahuatl-speaker named Isabel (not pictured) received an audio Bible with great joy from the ASM Mexico team.  She, in turn, began to think of ways she could share God’s Word with those around her who also spoke Nahuatl.  In addition to the usual roosters crowing and early...

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Where Can I Get One?

Above the noise of the busy roadside market a voice cut through—causing people to stop and listen.  What was this voice?  What was it saying? Both shoppers and merchants gathered around and marveled as they heard God’s Word in their heart language coming from a little box.  What is this? ...

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Meet Lupe & Jemima

José (called “Lupe”) and Jemima Gonzales are two key ASM team members in Mexico.  Their kind and patient attitude is a testimony to everyone.  Lupe and Jemima are truly a blessing! Together they are involved in almost every ministry aspect. They help identify languages that need the Bible recorded, meet...

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God Works Through Both

She was declining in health when ASM’s Compassionate Care Team visited her.  Though weak, this 32-year-old woman was often left by herself as family members cared for others who were ailing.  Through your support, this lady was one of 5 new patients in rural Mozambique who received palliative care visits...

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Meet Rabeca

Rabeca J. co-founded the Mvura Ya Upenhu Palliative Care (what we call the “Compassionate Care”) program in Mozambique with Dara Vanden Bosch. Rabeca has always had a heart to care for the less fortunate in her community. Even in her free time you’ll often find Rabeca visiting widows, the sick,...

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When God Lights a Fire

“Is it OK I if post about this [VBS ‘audio Bible’ mission project] on social media?” one mom stopped by to ask the staff of Faith Reformed Church in Midland Park, NJ. This congregation was one of several churches that experienced the joy of sparking vision for an even wider...

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Just One More

“iUna más!” became the battle cry as Jim and Jamie Loker, ASM Latin America Directors, traveled with short-term ministry teams to nine separate villages in Oaxaca, Mexico. The goal was to place 400 audio Bibles in the hands of designated families speaking several different minority languages. One daily challenge was...

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