Randy Alcorn's Blog: missions

Meet the Logos Hope, a Floating Bookshop and an Incredible International Ministry

By Randy Alcorn | June 5, 2017
I’ve blogged before about the Logos Hope, a ship owned and operated by OM Ships International. The ship ministry, the brainchild of one of Operation Mobilization’s founders, George Verwer, began in 1970 as part of OM’s global Christian training and outreach movement. Since then their ships (this is the fourth) have visited 480 different ports in 151 countries and territories and welcomed over 46 million visitors onboard. Ponder those amazing statistics!

Are Short-Term Mission Trips Valuable?

By Randy Alcorn | April 10, 2017
Some have asked me, wouldn’t it be better just to take the money spent on short-term trips and send it to the mission field instead? In some cases, yes. But many short-term missions trips are strategic and greatly help the national churches, missionaries, and indigenous people. 

To “Live and Die Serving and Honoring the Lord Jesus”: Missionary John G. Paton

By Randy Alcorn | July 27, 2016
John G. Paton (1824-1907) served as a missionary in the South Pacific’s New Hebrides islands. As a successful young Scottish preacher, Paton determined to leave Glasgow to minister to this unreached people group. But most of his Christian friends urged him to do something more sensible with his life.

11 Ways to Become a “Global Christian” and Develop Your Heart for the Lost

By Karen Coleman | June 8, 2016
The heart of missions, when we get down to it, is God’s heart for lost people. It’s the Gospel, the Good News of Christ’s completed work for us through His death on the cross and His resurrection. And it’s not just for people who look like us, speak like us, or live near us. It’s for everyone.

Some Great Friends with Big Hearts for God and for Missions

By Randy Alcorn | July 31, 2015
While taking a break from doing an audio recording of Happiness several weeks ago, I had the privilege of spending a couple of hours in the studio with several friends, including these two great people in the photo: George Verwer and Karen Coleman.

Sharing the Message of Eternity

By Randy Alcorn | July 3, 2013
As I shared in a blog last week, I have a missional perspective on my graphic novel EternityGod has laid on my heart a vision for seeding the book far and wide because it includes a clear gospel presentation.