Samuel Zwemer – Faithful No Matter the Outcome

On February 22nd, 2020 it will be National Be Humble Day.  It seems today that the greatest attention in ministry is given to those who place themselves in the spotlight. We want to spotlight men and women who most likely you have never heard of who labored faithfully unto the glory of God without fanfare. Some missionaries are known for their great fruit, their many converts, churches they started, or hospitals they helped build. Samuel Zwemer is not known for these things. After 38 years of missions work throughout Arabia, the Persian Gulf, Egypt and Asia Minor, Samuel had seen his efforts produce fewer than 12 conversions to Christianity. Yet producing converts was not the ultimate goal for Samuel. The man who would become known Read More …

Bruce Olson Bruchko to an Unknown Tribe

In a world where many ministries are known by the men that lead them, I am bringing these stories of mostly unknown men and women who have labored for the Kingdom of God to the forefront so that we all can be encouraged by their faithful duty to God without making a reputation for themselves and their ministry. When Bruce Olson was 19, he bought a one-way ticket to South America and traveled into the uncharted jungles of northeast Colombia.  There, 45 years ago, he found the Motilones, a fierce, primitive Indian tribe. The Motilones called him “Bruchko” because that is how they pronounced his name.  Though Olson had no official sponsorship from a missions board or organization, in the ensuing years, he established medical Read More …