Monthly Archives: July 2013

#023 – Mrs. Rick Martin [Podcast]

Missionary Rick Martin is one of the best missionaries of our time.  From his ministry, there have been more than 1,400 churches planted all around the world.  Behind every exceptional man, there is a great woman.  Today it is our privilege to have Mrs. Rick Martin as our guest on Missionary on Fire!

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But first, let me welcome you back to Missionary on Fire.  I am your host, Missionary Joe Consford; and this is the show where we introduce you to missionaries who are on fire for the Lord.   One thing I love to point out is that quote by Charles Spurgon, “Every Christian is ether a missionary or an imposter!”

I have an exciting announcement!  I want to introduce Missionary on Fire School of Missions! Each week, we are going to publish a blog post right here on MissionaryOnFire.com.  As I have been on the mission field, many times I have said, “They did not cover this issue in the missions classes!”  Do not get me wrong; I am very thankful for the education I received at Oklahoma Baptist College!  I could not have had a better Missions teacher than Dr. Andy Busch.  I would highly recommend Oklahoma Baptist College to any young person who feels God calling them to the mission field.  These articles are meant as a supplement to a good Bible College course on missions, and it is my prayer that these articles will encourage young people to get on fire for missions.  I will be talking about specific topics, and I will be asking other missionaries and professionals to help write articles that will help teach us something about these topics.  The first article will be published on Tuesday August 6, 2013.  I hope you will come and learn about missions with me and get involved in the conversations in the comments section below each article.  If you have an idea for an article or a series of articles, please email me at feedback@missionaryonfire.com. If you would like to be a guest writer on this blog, go to MissionaryOnFire.com/guestpost to find out more.

Mrs. Rick Martin and my wife have something special in common.  They were both at one time a secretary for Dr. Jim Vineyard.  Mrs. Martin wrote one of the best books on missions that I have ever read.  To Cross the Widest Ocean is no longer in print; you can buy a used copy on amazon.com for over $200 from an independent book dealer.   I am glad that I already have a copy.  I am sure that you can find a copy somewhere for less money.   I highly recommend this book.

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I just found out you can order To Cross the Widest Ocean for $18.00 by clicking here.

I hope you enjoy this conversation between my wife and Mrs. Rick Martin.

Bible Verse:

2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

Quote:

“My work is not done, and until it is done I am immortal.”

(from a book entitled Dauntless Woman) quote by a missionary to Africa 150 years ago

Failure and Lessons:

Mrs. Rick Martin tells us that their daughter Rachel was born with a serious heart problem.  They were told that she would probably not survive the long flight back to the States.  They learned many lessons through all of that.

She also tells some funny things about sharing part of their house – a refrigerator that smelled like fish, food that came up missing, clothes that had to be washed by hand, etc.

What is your most treasured memory from your life on the mission field?

Some of Mrs. Rick Martin’s most treasured memories are the salvation of her father, the salvation of her children the salvation of her grandson, and the salvation of many Filipino people.

Can you tell us about the moment you realized why God called you to the mission field?

Mrs. Rick Martin has not quit.  She knows that she is weak, and it is only by God’s grace that she has stayed on the mission field.

What are your current goals and what steps are you taking to achieve those goals?

Mrs. Rick Martin wakes up early and starts her day with devotions.  She has different ministry responsibilities as well, but a daily walk with God is so important.

 What if you were a young person today and felt God calling you to the mission field?

Attend Bible College and do everything possible to prepare yourself for the Lord’s service.

Resources:

Strand Study Bible

Contact:

E-mail: martinsibc@yahoo.com

Website: martinsibc.jimdo.com

Farewell:

Do we love God? Let’s love Him enough and love people enough to go into all the world with the gospel.

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Thank you for taking the time to listen to Missionary on Fire this week.  If you could take a moment to leave a comment about how this week’s missionary testimony has blessed you, I would greatly appreciate it.  To leave a comment on this week’s episode, go to MissionaryOnFire.com/023, scroll down to the bottom, and leave your comment there.  If you would rather leave the comment on Facebook, you can visit MissionaryOnFire.com/facebook.  If you use twitter, I have already set up a great tweet for you; all you have to do is go to MissionaryOnFre.com/tweet , and there is a tweet ready for you to send.  If you prefer to send a good old e-mail, the address is feedback@missionaryonfire.com.  I cannot wait to hear from you!

MissionaryOnFire.com is now starting to send a monthly newsletter.  If you would like to sign up for the newsletter, you may do so by going to MissionaryOnFire.com/subscribe.  You do not want to miss a single episode.

Don’t forget about Joe’s Podcast; go to MissionaryOnFire.com/joespodcast.  In Joe’s Podcast, our goal is to help you build a better relationship with us as missionaries.  You can call and ask questions on our voice mail; we will play that recording and answer your question in one of the upcoming episodes.  If you play one of our episodes in your Sunday School class and then have your students ask questions on our voice mail, then you can play the answers in your class and the students will hear their voice and my answer to their question.  It goes a long way to help children get a burden for missions when a missionary takes time to answer their questions.  Try it out and see what I am talking about!  The voice mail number is (936) 553-5234, or if you prefer to send your question by e-mail, the address is feedback@consfords.com.

That brings us to the end of this week’s episode of Missionary on Fire.  From our mission field to your mission field, have a great week and God bless!

 

#022 – Missioanry Wesley Hutchens, Sr. [Podcast]

Missionary Wesley Hutchens, Jr., is one of our supporting pastors.  He is the pastor of People’s Baptist Church in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.  Please pray for Brother Wesley Hutchens, Jr.!  He just found out he has colon cancer.  His father was a missionary in Jamaica for over 26 years.

But first let me welcome you back to Missionary on Fire.  I am your host Missionary Joe Consford, and it is my privilege to get to spend this time with you each week.  God has been doing some great things through this program, and I thank you for being a big part of that!  We have been featured in Revival Fires; in the most recent issue, they published the interview with Rick Martin.  Make sure you subscribe to Revival Fires and look for more of our interviews in that great publication by my friend Dr. Dennis Corle.  You can find out more about Revival Fires by going to their website RevivalFiresPub.org.

Missionary Wesley Hutchens, Sr., is now the Western States Director for Macedonia World Baptist Missions, Inc.  He told us in this interview that he knows of more than 100 churches in the Western United States that need a pastor right now.  We need to get on fire for the Lord!

Bible Verse:

John 3:16

John 14

Psalm 25

Missionary Wesley Hutchens’ favorite Bible Story is Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

Quote:

“Can’t never could do anything if you did not try!”  — Dr. A.C. Carpenter

Failure and Lessons:

Missionary Wesley Hutchens tells us that his biggest failure is his constant fear of failure.

Memories:

Missionary Wesley Hutchens tells us that his most precious memory is that of seeing a man accept Christ who was told that since he was divorced he was doomed to die and go to Hell.

What was the most important milestone you reached in dealing with the people of your mission field?

Missionary Wesley Hutchens tells us you must train nationals if you want your ministry to continue!

Can you tell us about the moment you realized why God called you to the mission field?

Missionary Wesley Hutchens tells us about the trucker who encouraged him to go to the mission field. He also tells us how his plane ticket was marked one-way, no return!

Current Burden:

Missionary Wesley Hutchens tells us about his burden for the Western United States.

Resources:

I, II, III John by John Butler

Contact:

wesleyhutchens@mwbm.org

Farewell:

We need to read Psalm 25 every day as well as one Proverb every day.

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Thank you for taking the time to listen to Missionary on Fire this week.  If you could take a moment to leave a comment about how this week’s missionary testimony has blessed you, I would greatly appreciate it.  To leave a comment on this week’s episode, go to MissionaryOnFire.com/022 , scroll down to the bottom, and leave your comment there.  If you would rather leave the comment on Facebook, you can visit MissionaryOnFire.com/facebook.  If you use twitter, I have already set up a great tweet for you; all you have to do is go to MissionaryOnFre.com/tweet , and there is a tweet ready for you to send.  If you prefer to send a good old e-mail, the address is feedback@missionaryonfire.com.  I cannot wait to hear from you!

MissionaryOnFire.com is now starting to send a monthly newsletter.  If you would like to sign up for the newsletter, you may do so by going to MissionaryOnFire.com/subscribe.  You do not want to miss a single episode.

Don’t forget about Joe’s Podcast; go to MissionaryOnFire.com/joespodcast.  In Joe’s Podcast, our goal is to help you build a better relationship with us as missionaries.  You can call and ask questions on our voice mail; we will play that recording and answer your question in one of the upcoming episodes.  If you play one of our episodes in your Sunday School class and then have your students ask questions on our voice mail, then you can play the answers in your class and the students will hear their voice and my answer to their question.  It goes a long way to help children get a burden for missions when a missionary takes time to answer their questions.  Try it out and see what I am talking about!  The voice mail number is (936) 553-5234, or if you prefer to send your question by e-mail, the address is feedback@consfords.com.

That brings us to the end of this week’s episode of Missionary on Fire.  From our mission field to your mission field, have a great week and God bless!

#021 – Missionary Jimmy Rose [Podcast]

If we could go back to the time when Missionary Jimmy Rose was fifteen years of age, he is the least likely person that we could find to be a Missionary on Fire. He was serving an indefinite sentence in a juvenile prison planning his escape.

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But first, let me welcome you back to Missionary on Fire. I am your host Missionary Joe Consford, and it is my privilege to get to spend this time with you each week. God has been doing some great things through this program, and I thank you for being a big part of that! We have been featured in Revival Fires; in the most recent issue, they published the interview with Rick Martin. Make sure you subscribe to Revival Fires and look for more of our interviews in that great publication by my friend Dr. Dennis Corle. You can find out more about Revival Fires by going to their website, RevivalFiresPub.org.

Missionary Jimmy Rose and his family arrived in Brazil in 1962. He was a faithful servant of the Lord in that country for forty years as a church planter and missionary evangelist. What a great testimony! I know you are just going to love to hear the story of this missionary in his own words.

Bible Verse:

Luke 11:13 – If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

Quote:

“It is never right to do wrong in order to get a chance to do right!” – Bob Jones Sr.

Failure and Lessons:

Missionary Jimmy Rose tells about the time he took his son to college. Missionary Jimmy Rose thinks that he would have done well to make sure his son was settled into college.

Missionary Jimmy Rose also tells some humorous stories about language mistakes. He was insulting everyone during the invitation.

Memories:

Missionary Jimmy Rose tells us that his most precious memory is that of souls being saved, and he shares some great stories.

What was the most important milestone you reached in dealing with the people of your mission field?

Missionary Jimmy Rose tells us that we must recognize that the nationals are equal with our desire to reach their own people.

Can you tell us about the moment you realized why God called you to the mission field?

Missionary Jimmy Rose gives an honest and humble answer to this question!

Current Burden:

Missionary Jimmy Rose has a goal to encourage young men to go to the mission field!

What if you were a young person today and felt God calling you to the mission field?

• A Filling of the Holy Spirit
• A Broken Heart
• A good grasp of the language

Resources:

Green Leaf in Drought by Isobel Kuhn

Contact:

jimnanrose@aol.com

Farewell:

We need to have the lost souls of men stamped upon our eyeballs!

Thank you for taking the time to listen to Missionary on Fire this week. If you could take a moment to leave a comment about how this week’s missionary testimony has blessed you, I would greatly appreciate it. To leave a comment on this week’s episode, go to MissionaryOnFire.com/021 , scroll down to the bottom, and leave your comment there. If you would rather leave the comment on Facebook, you can visit MissionaryOnFire.com/facebook. If you use twitter, I have already set up a great tweet for you; all you have to do is go to MissionaryOnFre.com/tweet , and there is a tweet ready for you to send. If you prefer to send a good old e-mail, the address is feedback@missionaryonfire.com. I cannot wait to hear from you!

MissionaryOnFire.com is now starting to send a monthly newsletter. If you would like to sign up for the newsletter, you may do so by going to MissionaryOnFire.com/subscribe. You do not want to miss a single episode.

Don’t forget about Joe’s Podcast; go to MissionaryOnFire.com/joespodcast. In Joe’s Podcast, our goal is to help you build a better relationship with us as missionaries. You can call and ask questions on our voice mail; we will play that recording and answer your question in one of the upcoming episodes. If you play one of our episodes in your Sunday School class and then have your students ask questions on our voice mail, then you can play the answers in your class and the students will hear their voice and my answer to their question. It goes a long way to help children get a burden for missions when a missionary takes time to answer their questions. Try it out and see what I am talking about! The voice mail number is (936) 553-5234, or if you prefer to send your question by e-mail, the address is feedback@consfords.com.

That brings us to the end of this week’s episode of Missionary on Fire.

From our mission field to your mission field, have a great week and God bless!

#020 – Missionary at Large [Podcast]

The missionary this week is known in many circles as the modern day Job.  He has endured many hardships for the Lord on his mission filed.  He has never quit!  He is a plodder!

But first let me welcome you back to Missionary on Fire.  I am your host Missionary Joe Consford, and it is my privilege to get to spend this time with you each week.  God has been doing some great things through this program, and I thank you for being a big part of that!  We have been featured in Revival Fires; in the most recent issue, they published the interview with Rick Martin.  Make sure you subscribe to Revival Fires and look for more of our interviews in that great publication by my friend Dr. Dennis Corle.  You can find out more about Revival Fires by going to their website, RevivalFiresPub.org.

I cannot give you the name of the missionary this week.  He is in a very dangerous place in Mexico.  God has protected him there, and we do not want to give out too much information about this man and put his ministry and family at risk.  If you recognize him from his voice, please do not call him by name in the comment section.  I will be monitoring the comments very closely!

Now, let’s go on a trip with a missionary!  He and his wife were on the road as we recorded this interview.  You can hear the road noise and some background noise as well.

Bible Verse:

Habakkuk 3:17-18
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

Quote:

 “Stay in the buggy!”  – Bill Brewer

Failure and Lessons:

Our missionary tells us that he has planted thirteen churches in his ministry.  Eleven of the thirteen churches are still in existence.  Sometimes things fail because of our methods.  When we see our methods do not work, we need to change them; but we can never change our message.

Memories:

Our missionary tells us about some language bloopers.  He called some hard working men lazy!

His most treasured memory is seeing his children surrender to the ministry.

Can you tell us about the moment you realized why God called you to the mission field?

He tells us about when his wife was diagnosed with a rare disease and was hospitalized for nine months.  People told him he would have to leave the mission field.  He had never realized how strong the call of God on his life was until that moment.

What was the most important milestone you reached in dealing with the people of your mission field?

He tells us about being able to train the nationals to continue the work of the Great Commission.

Current Burden:

  • Start a Bible College.
  • Start a Youth Camp.
  • Start a Couples’ Retreat.

What if you were a young person today and felt God calling you to the mission field?

Go to Bible College to prepare academically and spiritually and to work on your discipline.  Make sure you allow the Holy Spirit the liberty to prepare you for service.

Resources:

Jesus Only by Vance Havner

Happiness is a Choice by Barry Niel Kauffman

Contact:

If you would like to contact this missionary, e-mail me at feedback@missionaryonfire.com.

Farewell:

Keep on keeping on!

Thank you for taking the time to listen to Missionary on Fire this week.  If you could take a moment to leave a comment about how this week’s missionary testimony has blessed you, I would greatly appreciate it.  To leave a comment on this week’s episode, go to MissionaryOnFire.com/020 , scroll down to the bottom, and leave your comment there.  If you would rather leave the comment on Facebook, you can visit MissionaryOnFire.com/facebook.  If you use twitter, I have already set up a great tweet for you; all you have to do is go to MissionaryOnFre.com/tweet , and there is a tweet ready for you to send.  If you prefer to send a good old e-mail, the address is feedback@missionaryonfire.com.  I cannot wait to hear from you!

MissionaryOnFire.com is now starting to send a monthly newsletter.  If you would like to sign up for the newsletter, you may do so by going to MissionaryOnFire.com/subscribe.  You do not want to miss a single episode.

Don’t forget about Joe’s Podcast; go to MissionaryOnFire.com/joespodcast.  In Joe’s Podcast, our goal is to help you build a better relationship with us as missionaries.  You can call and ask questions on our voice mail; we will play that recording and answer your question in one of the upcoming episodes.  If you play one of our episodes in your Sunday School class and then have your students ask questions on our voice mail, then you can play the answers in your class and the students will hear their voice and my answer to their question.  It goes a long way to help children get a burden for missions when a missionary takes time to answer their questions.  Try it out and see what I am talking about!  The voice mail number is (936) 553-5234, or if you prefer to send your question by e-mail, the address is feedback@consfords.com.

That brings us to the end of this week’s episode of Missionary on Fire.  From our mission field to your mission field, have a great week and God bless!