by Lori Dressel
When I was asked to write a short article for the Mission ConneXion newsletter, I found myself wondering what the Church community in the greater Portland area would be like if there was no Mission ConneXion.
By Shonda Milmore
Our story together did not involve selling all our possessions, resigning from full time jobs, and becoming cross cultural workers. It seemed very unlikely to happen because my husband had no desire to leave the comforts of home and even go on a 2 week mission trip. Nor did he want his wife to go. But I had a dream of serving on a medical mission team.
Why Leadership ConneXion?
As a Missions Pastor, I’ve found Leadership ConneXion to be a valuable resource, both professionally and personally.
Mission ConneXion Northwest is great for a 30,000 foot view of missions. Worship, inspiring messages, networking and practical workshops all provide synergy to mobilize people for the Great Commission.
Caring for Syrian Refugees – Holistically
As churches in the Northwest prepare for the arrival of Syrian refugees, we want to remember our brothers and sisters in the Near East who are serving tens of thousands of refugees on a daily basis.
By Steve McCracken
Sometimes I’m slow to notice God at work. On more than a few occasions I have prayed for things yet lacked an alertness to notice God’s answer. But, there have been times where I heard of a need, prayed about it, and before I knew it, I became part of the solution. My trip to Eldoret, Kenya last month was a recent example.
With McKenzie Starrett
For the Starretts, Mission ConneXion Northwest (MCNW) is a Starrett Family Value. Jay and Marnie Starrett and their two daughters have volunteered with Mission ConneXion in various capacities for over a decade. After years of listening to speakers sharing a passion for the lost, Mackenzie Starrett decided it was time she put her own cross-cultural desires into action.
By Orin Kidd, Grace Bible Fellowship, Tangent, Ore.
I first came in contact with Mission ConneXion back in 2001, when it was still called Mission Fest Northwest. My wife, Rosa, and I had just returned to the United States following 23 years of service in West Papua (formerly Irian Jaya), Indonesia. I was at a meeting at Multnomah School of the Bible when I heard about a group of men and women from all walks of life that were planning a major mission conference for churches in the Pacific Northwest.