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With 50 years of experience, we "get" that things are always changing! That's why we've dedicated a section of our website to provide the very latest information about the speakers and ministries we serve--and about us, too. Come take a look at "what's new"--or use the sidebar options to take a deeper look at areas of particular interest. In case you wonder what we think, we've dedicated a space for commentary (including guest posts). And take a look at who's been to Ambassador lately in our own version of the Greenroom!

Merciful missionaries

Mercy Ships® on a missionIt occurred to me today that I am blessed with incredible health. I don't have any serious injuries or health issues. For this, I'm extremely thankful! If, however, I were to get into an accident, I have confidence that I would receive medical care from trained professionals in a timely fashion. Again, I am grateful for this!

A woman in Sierra Leone, however, had to wait for 30 years to get medical attention! Previously unable to walk because of severe burns to her leg, ankle and knees, this lady finally received medical care from a trainee plastic surgeon ...

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Ethics in the Workplace: Is it an Oxymoron?

There's no doubt that in recent years, we've experienced endless business scandals in our country.  Is there any hope to recapturing ethics in the workplace?  Take a minute to examine your own ethical compass.  Have you ever told a story to get out of work?

In the next episode (sixth) in the "Doing the Right Thing" series for release this weekend, Chuck Colson and John Stonestreet tackle this important issue while emphasizing that business is a noble pursuit which can make a positive contribution to society.  However, the reality is that so many people, and so many Christians ...

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He is near

Max LucadoI'm not entirely sure why, but there are times when I feel that God is far away. Why would God, the almighty Maker of the universe, care about what I am doing at home, in my office or in my car?

Gratefully, Max Lucado reminds me that He is near:

"God is in the thick of things in your world. He has not taken up residence in a distant galaxy . . . He has not chosen to seclude Himself on a throne in an incandescent castle.

He has drawn near. He has involved Himself in the car pools, heartbreaks, and funeral ...

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Giving Thanks

With Thanksgiving coming up soon, you are no doubt looking forward Thanksgivingto spending time with family and friends, and feasting on a lot of wonderful food! (mmm... pumpkin pie!).  

But, it's also the perfect time to reflect on all God has done for us, and to offer Him our prayers of thanks.  

Emilie Barnes suggests giving everyone a special verse and taking turns going around the table sharing them, followed by a prayer of Thanksgiving for all God has provided.  

She says Thanksgiving is the perfect time to teach children the real meaning of "Thanks" giving by talking to ...

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Making Poverty Personal during Thanksgiving

Are you looking for ways to truly encourage thankful hearts during this Thanksgiving season?  Start with making the reality of poverty "personal" with these ideas from Compassion International:

Live 58Live 58 Features

Isaiah 58 says:  Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:  to loose the chains of injustice--to set the oppressed free! to share your food with the hungry and provide the poor wanderer with shelter?  "Speak Up With Compassion®" is focusing on how we can be a part of ending extreme poverty in our liftetime.  Live58.org is Compassion's global connection point--a place to gather to ...

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Look Back: Make Your "Beyond the Call" List for 2011

Recently I accidentally wrote "2012" instead of "2011".  Oops!  I may have gotten ahead of myself, but I suppose it's not too early to start thinking about the coming year.  HCJB Global is clearly thinking ahead, for they've already posted their "2011 highlights."  Take a look at how they've gone "Beyond the Call" this year!

HCJB Global's Year in ReviewIn 2011, HCJB Global . . .

  • Made it possible for millions to hear the gospel via broadcasts from nearly 400 partner stations in about 100 countries.

  • Accelerated the use of new media with a focus on millennials but attracting users of all ages; averaged ...
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