John on EMQ Podcast

John recently had an article published in a mission journal, The Evangelical Missions Quarterly.  They interviewed him for a podcast that you can listen to the 30min podcast at http://emqonline.libsyn.com/emq-010. EMQ #010 0 Apr 11, 2016 EMQ’s Keith Peters speaks with John William Mehn whose article “What Kind of Leaders Reproduce Churches?” appears in the April 2016 issue of EMQ. ©2016 Evangelical Missions Quarterly. ℗2016 Educational Media Corporation. Read more at http://emqonline.libsyn.com/emq-010#alcET4wHrkYjb3MT.99

Churches Need Missionaries

We had heard this information before but now it was proven in a new study.  What is the greatest influence in people becoming missionaries?  Well we heard it again.  The number one influence is meeting missionaries. A study was conducted of students who had become missionaries and from interviews they determined the number one influence was meeting real missionaries. “Every person we interviewed spoke about the influence a missionary had on their decision to become …

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Travel Mercies

“We have heard you many times when you have come back on Home Assignment. We have never heard you more encouraged in your work,” is the kind of comment we are getting as we visit our partnering churches and individuals.  Thanks to God, we are doing very well since we arrived and off to a good start. We were in both the MidAmerica region (celebration banquet) and Rocky Mountain region (pastor’s retreat) in several churches …

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US Tour – May

SCHEDULE MEHN US TOUR – MAY       05/14-17 Cumberland Baptist Church, Cumberland, WI 05/22 Fox River Baptist, Appleton, WI 05/29 Bethany Baptist Church, Moline, IL   06/05 Community Church, Fond du Lac, WI 06/09 We leave for our 2nd trip to Colorado to visit 4 churches, plus training, and Converge Biennial Mtg. You can follow our tour schedule here every month

Prayer Items – May

GOD ANSWERED For great visits with our partnering churches. Great to see old friends and make new ones. But visits are too short. Pray for those we have met who are interested in serving in Japan as short-term missionaries. For our travel mercies (already 3,000 miles) and for avoiding a major winter storm in the Rocky Mountains. For an opportunity for John to meet and pray with some Japanese businessmen. PRAYER PARTNER SPOTLIGHTS For the …

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Kumamoto Japan Earthquake

In the early morning of April 14th the area around Kumamoto City in the southern island of Kyushu was hit by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake. Many buildings were destroyed, roads made unusable, and many landslides. In two days a 7.5 earthquake continued the destruction resulting in one church building completely destroyed. To date 49 people have died, thousands have been injured, over 200,000 have been evacuated. There continues to be aftershocks now totaling over 1000. …

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