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…

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…