“No one can penetrate very deeply into the minds and hearts of the people till he has learned to speak to them in their own mother tongue. A missionary is incapable of knowing the thoughts, ambitions and deepest throbbing of the native heart without first knowing his manner of speech”. —John G.
"Developing countries are littered with the bones of abandoned projects, nearly all of them started by well meaning, well financed Westerners.
"Little by Little the enemy wants to pull us away. Instead of your relationship with the Lord being the priority of your heart, other things—ministry, people, responsibilities—now occupy the center.
We cannot zap Jesus back by completing the great commission, as soon as the last tribe hears the last word of our good news presentation in their language. Mission is about far more than gospel presentations, [Bible studies], or responses.
“The Scripture printed in my language give me understanding and wisdom. I love it because it helps me to become more deeply rooted in my knowledge of Jesus” — A pastor in West Africa
"Such is the paradox we live in today: an extravagant banquet of Bible translations available in languages of wider communication (like English) but Bible poverty among almost a third of the world’s language groups." —Chris Tachick
"Scripture teaches us to go out and meet people's felt needs, to open the door to the Gospel.
“True evangelical faith is of such a nature it cannot lie dormant, but spreads itself out in all kinds of righteousness and fruits of love.” —Menno Simons
"Jesus shall reign where'er the sun does his successive journeys run....
People and realms of every tongue dwell on His love with the sweetest song." —Isaac Watts
"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, 'Your God reigns!'” —Prophet Isaiah