After 130 years of Adventist mission, is the missionary still relevant?
For more than 130 years of Adventist mission, many thousands of Adventist men and women have left the comfort of their homelands to serve the Lord in distance places. A strong, witnessing church in many parts of the world today stands as a monument to their success and dedication.
What about today? The reality is that Adventist mission is alive and well. Each year the church sends scores of missionaries to serve in many different roles around the world. These missionaries show God's love in many practical ways such as education, health care, Bible studies, literacy training, development and relief work, church planting, and leadership training.
Adventist missionaries are NOT a thing of the past! They're serving all over the world. They come from everywhere. They go everywhere. And they're doing all kinds of things to tell the world about God's love and soon return.
BLOG: The Diazs
Ramon and Kathy are missionaries serving at Scheer Memorial Hospital in Nepal.
BLOG: The Gardners
The mission of Scott and Bekki Gardner to Moundou Surgical Center Hospital in Moundou Tchad.
BLOG: The Netteburgs
Drs. Olen & Danae Netteburg serve as primary care physicians at Bere Adventist Hospital in Chad.
BLOG: The Yoos
Janie and Paul, a husband and wife team simply trying to bring hope and healing to a world of suffering, following in the footsteps of the Great Physician.
For more than 130 years, the Adventist Church has been passionate about mission. J. N. Andrews was the first official Seventh-day Adventist missionary, boarding a ship for Europe in 1874
As long as there is even one person who doesn't know God's love, we will still need missionaries.