The Exchange is burdened for evangelism world-wide and has committed to serve on the mission field one-quarter of each year. Six weeks of every summer is spent with the Evangelism Campaign of Student Movement for Christ International. For information on joining us, see our try this website Exchange Mission Trips page.
Browse through pictures and updates from our most recent Exchange seminars and missions trips around the world!
In early July Seth was ministering in the Ivory Coast, his mission field. In a small village where the mission team was doing a Bible study, a man named Aurana walked up to the church. Seth began to talk to him and learned that he had gone to the Catholic church for help but they were closed for some special activity. (Sounds providential!) As he headed on to work in the rubber fields, he felt drawn to the church. Seth does not ordinarily participate in this Bible study and oddly enough had declined an invitation to lead the Bible study. Seth writes,
“I love beholding God’s timing in bringing him the same day I came and the same time that we were there! Had I not come, they would have welcomed him in, but he would not have been given the one on one Gospel presentation that God knew he needed!”
Aurana is 29. His described his father as being a pagan drunk who had tried both the Muslim faith and Catholicism. Aurana felt that his life was out of control, and he desperately wanted peace. Though he did not know God, he was definitely being drawn to God – the source of peace. Seth went through the gospel using what he had learned at The Exchange seminar. Aurana prayed in his heart to accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior, then he asked Seth if he would like to know what he had prayed. Seth wrties,
“I loved hearing his childlike prayer of faith!! It was such a joy to see him pray and then see how eager he was to grow and learn what to do next. He asked me, “what do I do now?” Later he asked, ‘anything else?’ Seeing the joy and the peace in his eyes absolutely makes serving God so worth it all over again!”
May we, like Philip of old, follow the Spirit of God’s leading to those whom God is drawing to Himself!
You can easily fill in the blanks. John 3:16 is so well-known! But stop and think for a minute of the scope of God’s mission – THE WORLD. Is His vast mission ours? This photo of missionary Jonathan Speights and a photo of a young man he recently led to Christ in Brazil is so encouraging. Jonathan is sharing the Good News in his corner of the world. Jonathan was trained back in 2007 when The Exchange was called Come and See.
Greg & Linda Waller participated in our seminar in Midland, KS. They take the gospel all over the world using medical help to open doors to give the gospel. Linda writes, “We have used The Exchange method all over the world It is a wonderful way of sharing the gospel with great results. We have over 2500 professions of faith so far this year, each with a one-on-one soul winner.”
Lydia, a wonderful believer who joined our August Exchange training in New Zealand, is quite the go-getter! Even before the seminar ended she had begun the Exchange Bible study with one of her friends. We just got an exciting Facebook message from Lydia. She says it best, “I rejoice to share with you that following the four lessons of The Exchange and ladies’ retreat the next weekend, Micaela accepted Christ…. She has already shared her love for God publicly and is very keen to come to church for all the services as well as continuing on to do Living the Exchange…Thank you for obeying God’s leading to come to NZ. My walk with God has grown so much through this.”
The value of one soul simply cannot be measured – it is so great! Though we are certain to hear more stories from The Exchange New Zealand mission work, if Micaela is the only person who trusts Christ it will have been worth every ounce of effort and expense.
God gave us a wonderful week of training in Kenya, where 13 area churches were represented. Our excitement upon receiving the following email from Pastor Mike Mesler is beyond description! Pastor Mesler and Gasim Domkog are beginning a church in South Sudan where Gasim grew up. At age 28 – with an empty heart, no peace and no hope – Gasim came to the USA where a friend gave him a Bible in Arabic. For 6 months he compared the Bible and his religion. The 10 commandments arrested his attention. God’s command not to kill and to love our enemies was in stark contrast to his religion which taught that killing infidels might merit heaven. Finally Gosam was convinced that the Bible is the Word of God and in 2005 he put his trust in Jesus Christ!
This email came today form South Sudan – “Asante sana (Thanks much) for being with us in Kenya and giving us The Exchange training. This Sat. (July 12) I will be beginning to do the training with the members of the New Testament Baptist Church here in Juba. We are also praying that we will be able to begin our own Exchange Bible study with someone here this month.” – Missionary Mike Mesler
Many friends and loved ones contributed to our mission work. The results are even now beginning to come in. Thank you!