Arizona Here We Come!

By Bill MacLeod, Executive Director As underscored in our May Newsletter, the Lord began to stir the waters in 2012, then following a visit by myself and two board members in late 2018, church and mission leaders began to pray regularly about a city-wide, church-mission-mobilizing event being hosted by Arizona churches in Phoenix.  Today, we…

Luis Palau and My Dad

By Bill MacLeod, Executive Director This month many celebrate their Dads on Father’s Day. Growing up, my Dad was my hero who shaped much of my thinking and values, and I found that Luis Palau also had many of the same qualities I had admired in my Dad. I met Luis Palau in 1978 and over the next…

What’s Happening in Arizona?

By Bill MacLeod, Executive Director In the Spring of 2012, we had the privilege of hosting Bob Blincoe, the President of Frontiers at the time, to speak at an event for us here in Portland.  Without discussing it in advance, in the middle of his presentation he said: “I believe so strongly in Mission ConneXion,…

Prayer ConneXion – An Essential Service

Prayer ConneXion – An Essential Service Bill MacLeod, with James Autry, Serving Our Neighbors The Prayer & Spiritual Warfare Track at Mission ConneXion is one of the most attended workshops each year and because of this overwhelming interest in Where Prayer & Mission Connect, we were compelled to expand the impact of Mission ConneXion and…

What STM Connexion Showed Us

By Bill MacLeod, Executive Director Our annual STM ConneXion event was last weekend, and we were surprised at all we learned! In a year when the Covid-19 virus has had most States on some kind of restriction; many if not most Churches not meeting in person, and individuals dubious to travel unless absolutely necessary –…

Speak His Name … Results!

By Bill MacLeod, Executive Director Our first pioneering effort to transform our annual, signature event to a Global / Virtual online one would indicate Mission ConneXion Northwest 2021 Global! met or exceeded expectations. The partnership with Spirit Media led to an almost flawless event from a production standpoint. What did you think? Here are some…

Dr. Issam 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…