Dr. Isaam Raad

Speak His Name…Jesus with Dr. Isaam Raad By Bill MacLeod According to Eric Metaxas …”in 1934 an African American pastor from Georgia made the trip of a lifetime, sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, through the gates of Gibraltar, and across the Mediterranean Sea to the Holy Land. After this pilgrimage, he traveled to Berlin, attending…

MCNW Testimonial

Why We’re Thrilled to be Part of Mission ConneXion Each Year! Dear Bill and Executive team of Mission ConneXion, I’m writing to say thanks. For the past 5 years, originally at the recommendation of a local friend, members of our team have traveled from faraway places like Tennessee and Missouri to participate in Mission ConneXion…

We Are Coming to YOU!

Yes, after months of thinking, praying, and planning – we realized that our current worldwide situation was providing an unprecedented opportunity for us to reach a greater audience to help serve the Church to mobilize workers…to take the gospel to the rest of the world who has yet to hear about JESUS, and His redeeming…

48 Years ago today

48 years ago, today, my life changed forever. Thursday, August 26, 1971 In fact, the events of that day so changed my life that I still carry in my wallet a little calendar from a bank that went out of business decades ago – reminding me, just like the word “Anno Domini”, how much my…

I Had No Idea…

Until I attended NAAMC (National African American Missions Conference) last month, I had no idea that the first missionary sent out from North America had been an African American. Having taken the Perspectives course in 1995 and teaching its classes for twenty-four years, I have always known that William Carey was considered the “father of…

Black Lives in Missions?

Bill MacLeod with Rev. Dr. Phillip S. Nelson Mission leaders have wondered for years why there are not more African Americans involved in international missions. Much has been written about the historical reasons for this while some groups have made valiant efforts in the past. In the early 1980’s I became good friends with Phil…

Crisis, Courage, and Incarnation

Bill MacLeod with Michelle Atwell Mission organizations are just as much Mission ConneXion partners as are local churches. They too have had to pivot in response to the worldwide pandemic as have local congregations. SEND International has been a consistent, annual, exhibitor at Mission ConneXion Northwest since 2007. I recently connected with Michelle Atwell their…

Caring and Compelling Engagement

Bill MacLeod with John Jordan When this current reality thrust itself upon us, many of us found ourselves floating downstream in fast-moving water. One church, Village in Beaverton, Oregon seemed to move right into action. I caught up with John Jordan, their Global Outreach Pastor; our MC Board member and friend, to learn how God…

This Habakkuk One Moment

This Habakkuk One Moment Bill MacLeod with Dennis Fuqua   “Lord – if You could just stop the world for TWO WEEKS – I could get caught up!” So said our hard-working bookkeeper, and two weeks later she told me that she was sitting at her desk, relaxed, drinking coffee, listening to music…all caught up!…