People Like Us Support Missionaries 1

There are still people in the world who regularly support missionaries and their ministries as a part of their regular giving.  What are they like?  Why do they support the work of missions when others don’t? Below are a few reasons why people like us support missionaries. People like us give because we know. We know that […]

People like us support missionaries.

Missionary J. Hudson Taylor: How Did He Last In His Faith Till The Very End?

How did J. Hudson Taylor- founder of the China Inland Mission, now known as OMF, last in his faith till the very end despite the intense trials and tests of faith he experienced?

He was a man who had a powerful experiential union with Jesus Christ, but he was also a man who did not live by experience alone.

What kept him going?  What did he “learn” that we can also learn?

Piper lays out three specific qualities he found in his study of Taylor’s life.

Watch it until the end to find out…


A Short History of the U.S. Center for World Mission Campus

I recently wrote this short history of our campus, known by many as the U.S. Center for World Mission .  Based in Pasadena, CA the campus has a rich history and legacy. Part of my role has been to anchor our organization in that legacy while looking to the horizon for a new generation. I […]

A Panorama of the Former Pasadena College Before It Became the U.S. Center for World Mission.

Mission Frontiers July-Aug Edition

Everything is New For the Lamberts 2

Everything in life and ministry continues to move forward in surprising and new ways. The scripture for this update is Isa 43:19, “For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?” New Son In February, our third son was born “healthy and strong.”  Having a new baby […]


Innovations That Impact the Lives Of Unreached Peoples

What does it look like for innovative thinkers to combine their talents with a desire for social good that makes an impact among unreached people groups in places like India? One recent example of how the world of innovation converged with the world of social good is through the work of a company called Wello. […]

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It Couldn’t Be Done

It Couldn’t Be Done BY EDGAR ALBERT GUEST Somebody said that it couldn’t be done       But he with a chuckle replied That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one       Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin       On his face. If he worried he hid […]


5 Reasons For The Uneven Distribution of Churches in Thailand 1

There are 7,432 sub districts in Thailand.  75% of all sub districts in Thailand have no churches. 62% of all people who live in Thailand live in an area where there is no church. How will people hear the Good News of Jesus without a new apostolic thrust of laborers into the sub districts where there […]

The dark red represents locations that have several Christian churches.  The lighter shades represent fewer churches.  White represents the sub districts with no known churches.

Missions Work and Market Forces

There are important things that I can focus on as a missionary living by the support of others that I could never do if I was doing the same work, but subject to “market forces.”   Meaning I am able to do work that may not have an immediate return right away, but is still […]


A Glimpse Into OneThing 2013 Worship

Just a 2 minute glimpse into a few of the worship sets at OneThing 2013.  There was a real whole hearted devotion to Jesus at this event where over 25,000, mostly young adults, gathered from all over America and many other nations.


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Francis Chan Message At IHOPKC OneThing 2013 3

On December 30th, 2013 Francis Chan addresses a crowd of over 30,000 people at the International House of Prayer’s annual OneThing Conference.  There has been controversy in some camps as to his decision to join the event and speak.  I want to break down the message that he shared. This will be a longer post, […]


Historic 1st Annual OneThing Leadership Summit: Prayer and Mission

The International House of Prayer held its first annual OneThing Leadership Summit.  This by invitation only gathering of 500 prayer and mission leaders was an unprecedented meeting and the beginning of a new conversation and collaboration between the prayer and frontier missions movement.  I was honored to represent the U.S. Center for World Mission. The […]

500 Prayer and Mission Leaders Gathered for the OneThing Leadership Summit.

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Francis Chan Speaks At IHOPKC 2013 One Thing Conference 2

Francis Chan has become a well loved American Pastor, speaker, and author.  He was a keynote speaker at this year’s International House of Prayer sponsored “One Thing 2013” conference where he said publically that he “loves Mike Bickle.” Chan also delivered a strong Gospel centered message to the over 30,000 in attendance that was well […]


The Growing Impact of The International House of Prayer (IHOPKC) 3

One Thing is the annual conference of the International House of Prayer.  It is my first year attending so I wanted to share with you some insights into the International House of Prayer (IHOP) movement and its growing global impact. “In 1985 there were only about 25 houses of prayer going 24/7 in prayer and worship […]

One Thing Conference 2013 drew well over 30,000 people.

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Authentic Fire by Michael L. Brown

I recently finished reading Authentic Fire by Dr. Michael L. Brown.  Brown’s book is a response to John MacArthur’s conference and book Strange Fire.  Although I wouldn’t classify myself as a classic Pentecostal or Charismatic, I do believe the gifts of the Spirit are for today and are essential to fully equipping believers for the mission […]


What Do Christians Do, Really?

Well, I know everyone can have a different opinion and answer to this question.

There can be both positive and negative responses based on a person’s experience.

But I like what Samuel Rodriguez had to say about who we should be as Christians, disciples of Jesus Christ.

Check out this short message then leave your thoughts in the comments.

I shot this clip at the 23rd World Pentecostal Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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The Mechanism of Global Mission

What is the mechanism of global mission?  Is it the local church or apostolic bands?   One of the definitions of the word “band” is “a group of people who have a common interest or purpose.”  “Apostolic” has to do with “a vigorous and pioneering advocate or supporter of a particular policy, idea, or cause.” […]


He is no fool to give what he cannot keep in order to gain what he cannot lose.- Jim Elliot


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My Testimony and Calling Into Missions 1

I thought I would take a post and share with you a little of my story of how God called me into missions and my personal journey.  Below is a summary of how God worked in my life to get the frontier missions vision into my heart.  Now every day I get to live it, […]