“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
- MARK TWAIN
Welcome to the debut issue of ONE. This resource will feature life stories of Global Workers (past and present) who offered their lives and stepped out to be used by God for eternal impact. You will recognize some of the names and others you may be learning about for the first time. We hope these stories will not only encourage your heart but will stir up the things God is doing in you. So, why the title ONE? When we decided to create a place to share our stories, we kept coming back to God’s story and His mission for the Church. Our part in His story is clear - we have been given one assignment. One story. The story of God’s love is powerful and transformational. God sent His Son to live among us: “[Jesus] came to find and restore the lost” (Luke 19:10). This gift of love and the forgiveness of God restores broken and hurting lives and offers hope in the face of the future.
One life. Jesus came that we might enjoy life to the fullest (John 10:10). Mark Twain once said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you f ind out why (marktwainstudies.com).” For many of us, we spend a lifetime pursuing the why. The articles in ONE are written to encourage you on the journey. You will be invited to explore, ponder, and prayerfully consider what God is calling you into. One mission. We have been called to share His story with others. Jesus clearly stated our mission: go and make disciples everywhere (Matthew 28:19). God is at work and we have the awesome privilege to come alongside what He is already doing. This magazine features life stories of people who have responded to the mission and partnered with God to make a difference. It is our hope and prayer that, as you read, you will be inspired