I thank God for your vision and the challenge that comes to us through the ministry of the U.S. Center for World Mission.
David H. Adeney, Minister-at-Large
More Info on Gorbachev's Mother?
I noted an article entitled, "Gorbachev (& Castro) Changing Tune on Christians?" (MF, May '88, p. 9) and was most encouraged by the comment that Gorbachev's mother (is) "a warm, devout believer."
This is the first reference I have ever came across that she was a believer and was most encouraged knowing she must pray for her son's salvation as well as the religious freedom of her nation. I as wondering if you might give me any more information about her, how long she's been a believer, etc., that we light pray more effectively for her and her unique situation?
God is so good and what encouragement this information brought me as I pray for Russia and especially the suffering saints there!
Georgianna L. Mrsny
My information was simply gleaned from the public press. I will be glad to be directed to any more detailed accounts of this woman whose son, like Constantine of old, could well sway the Russian (not now the Roman) empire on behalf of the Gospel. ÷RDW
Glad to See God Can Afford North American Missions!
As a former missionary and missions professor, I have been dismayed to hear the silly twaddle being circulated among churches. Some bemoan the size of the task and seriously suggest sort of a Christian isolationism. Others cluck at the cost of missions as they clutch feverishly to "their" money.
Thanks for keeping on the cutting edge, when dullness is the order of the day.
Wayne Detzler, Pastor
Thank you for the continued high quality of your newspaper. I enjoy every article. Most recently, your articles "Can God no Longer Afford North American Missionaries?" and the special feature on Short Terms (March) were especially appreciated.
Mrs. H.J. Efting
GPD Deserves Another Beat on the Drum!
I believe Phil's discovery needs to be followed up in some way. Maybe put a picture of the Bogosian family on the cover ofMF with another article and a reprint of the original bringing to the average reader's attention how this could transform their teenagers from squanderers into scholars, giving them a vision with fresh understanding of the world which could even provide motivation that would help their school work.
The GPD is a tool with far-reaching potential if only it can be properly implemented. This idea deserves another beat on the drum.
The Fluff of Churchianity...
John & Lisa Husted