Reconciliation and Mission

Written by Alan Foster, missionary in Panama

When Pastor Jeromy invited me to write on “reconciliation and our God-given task to be on mission,” it was cause for much self-reflection, so this is a letter to me.

When prompted, “What is God’s mission and how am I a part of it?” we may think immediately of the foreign mission field with cities full of idols and demonic strongholds or villages with hungry bellies, fear, and hopelessness… or we may think of our efforts closer to home to love our neighbor after a tornado or evangelize a co-worker. The simple answer is that God’s mission is to reconcile the world to himself. And the starting point for discovering God’s mission and God’s calling on my life is being reconciled to Him. (2 Cor. 5) And while reconciliations on earth with others can be drawn-out, messy, incomplete, or even humanly impossible, the beauty of the Gospel is the simplicity of reconciliation to Jesus. Just ask. Read more…


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Whatever It Takes

Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some. I do everything to spread the Good News and share in its blessings.  1 Corinthians 9:22-23

Imagine a world in which people lived right and honored one another.  Imagine that everyone, even orphans and the marginalized, knew the love of family and the sense of belonging.  Imagine a world free of sin, problems, and injustices.  Imagine never being afraid or anxious about anything, but always filled with peace and assurance.  Imagine a world in which you are always loved and forgiven. Read more…


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