Why First Free Has Great Missionaries

by Cathy Nelson I am convinced that we have one of the best teams of missionaries sent out by a church. We do annual evaluations of our workers and try to also get an “360” evaluation– that is, asking those who see them in action on the field to tell us how things are going. Every third year, we ask their supervisors for their feedback on the worker’s performance. But one way you can tell that people are doing well is when they are given

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Making the Triple Bottom Line a Reality

by Laura Calys Twelve years ago, First Free’s Outreach department had some questions: “How can we reach the immigrant community in our neighborhood? How can we make a significant difference in their lives? What are the needs they face and how can we begin to meet them?” The team looked for a local ministry that was both relational and sustainable. I’m thankful that they saw the opportunity and put into action a plan for English classes. These classes meet a basic need for those coming from

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Why Pray for Missionaries?

Below is an article taken from Mission Network News. In our relatively safe environment, it’s hard to imagine that persecution of Christians can be a harsh reality and is actually ‘normal’. We urge you to pray for the persecuted church- that they will hold fast to their resolve to honor and worship the Lord, not give up hope, and be strong in the midst of the battle. Putting on the FULL armor of God is essential. 4 Bible Translators Murdered in Middle East Bible

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Points of Interest

Ramadan: Ramadan continues through July 7. Join millions of Christians worldwide who are praying for their Muslim friends during Ramadan! You may pick up a prayer guide at the Information Center. For more information visit www.worldchristian.com. Remember those little “Our Daily Bread” printed devotional booklets? Now you can read them online — and in a couple of dozen languages! They’re complete with accompanying audio snippets. You can also subscribe via iTunes or download the audio as an MP3 file. Definitely worth the look! Check them

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Prayer for Missions and Missionaries

1. Pray for short term teams leaving in June and July for Ironton, MO, Dresden, Germany and Beirut, Lebanon. Pray for effective training and equipping, language translation, and engaging in intentional relational ministry. Please pray for full financial provision. 2. Please pray that the Chinese Christian Fellowship (CCF) and Mustard Seed Group (MSG) would welcome strangers to their ministries as they share the gospel and their lives with the Chinese community in St. Louis. 3. Many of our missionaries live in remote and difficult

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