Asian Missions Advance, 55th (April 2017)

Editorial: Bangladesh Missions Association

Timothy K. Park, Editor

Welcome to the 55th issue of Asian Missions Advance! We have good news to share with our readers about the birth of Bangladesh Missions Association (BMA). After decades of prayer and effort, BMA has been founded. It has been a long journey to arrive to this point of the birth of BMA. Since the Asia Missions Association (AMA) was conceived in 1973 and founded in 1975, Dr. Subhas Sangma, a representative from Bangladesh, has served as one of AMA’s founding Board members. At the time, however, Bangladesh was not able to form its own missions association. Recently, AMA leaders visited Bangladesh a couple of times to encourage Bangladesh church leaders to form BMA. This year, BMA became a reality!…. [read more]


The Founding of Bangladesh Missions Association

Shankar Shikdar

Rev. Edward Ayub was invited by AMA leaders to attend the 11thTriennial Convention of the Asia Missions Association (AMA) held in South Korea in 2013. Due to his trip to the USA, he could not attend. Dr. Timothy Kiho Park, the Head Chairman of AMA and Dr. Steve Eom, the General Secretary of AMA visited Bangladesh on November 11-13, 2015 to invite two of Bangladesh Christian leaders to the 12th Triennial Convention in Manila from April 18-22, 2016v…[read more]


Impressions, Thoughts & Suggestions Bangladesh Missions Association
Shankar Shikdar & Edward Ayub

Edward Ayub formerly known as Mohammed Ayub was born in a Wahhabi Muslim family and trained as a practicing Muslim. He heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ during his university life in 1982 from a Muslim convert whom Ayub and his friends persecuted. But God has called and changed him in 1984. Since then he has been doing Christian ministries through evangelism and building churches, teaching, writing, giving and equipping leadership Rev. Edward Ayub was invited by AMA leaders to attend the 11thTriennial Convention of the Asia Missions Association (AMA) held in South Korea in 2013…[read more]


A Critique to the Missiology Based on Common Grounds Between Christianity & Islam

Edward Ayub

Edward Ayub formerly known as Mohammed Ayub was born in a Wahhabi Muslim family and trained as a practicing Muslim. He heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ during his university life in 1982 from a Muslim convert whom Ayub and his friends persecuted. But God has called and changed him in 1984. Since then he has been doing Christian ministries through evangelism and building churches, teaching, writing, giving and equipping leadership…[read more]


Re-Unification of North and South Korea As Told by the Bible

Minkyo Lee

I, the writer, am a pastor who ministered in Uzbekistan from 1997 to 2004, in Kazakstan from 2005 to 2015 and currently serving as coach for North Korea’s youth with disabilities soccer team. I accompanied the team 4 times to the Asian Para Games, 2 times to the Paralympic Games and World Football Championships …[read more]


Did Roland Allen Foresee Diaspora Missiology?

J. Nelson Jennings

Roland Allen advocated the “Spontaneous Expansion of the Church,” the Spirit-directed growth of the Christian faith beyond the control of expatriate missionaries. A century later “Diaspora Missiology” has emerged as a way of promoting God’s work among people living in settings new to them…[read more]


Continuity in Missions, and Why A Contingency Plan is Critical

Susanta Patra

Every mission, missionary and mission leader should lay emphasis on a continued and consistent effort in their work. Mission work must continue to the next level, whether in the field, leadership or strategy. In each level, the common attitude motivating each one daily should be, “I am here by God’s divine appointment, in His keeping, under His training, for His time.”…[read more]

 


Global Partnership in Missions

Lalano Badoy, Jr.

The latest Maslow’s hierarchy of needs shows that the most basic need nowadays is WIFI because people want to be connected with family, friends and the world…[read more]

 


Ministry Report

Leiton Chinn

During the World Evangelical Alliance Mission Commission’s Global Consultation in Izmir, Turkey in May, 2014, the WEA/MC leadership officially approved the Lausanne International Student Ministries (ISM) Global Leadership Network as a “docked network” of the Mission Commission to be a resource to the MC membership and the bro…[read more]

 


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