1. Saying good-bye

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    In his last video message as president, Dick McClain shares his gratitude. Hear his parting words to The Mission Society family, including his thankfulness for each of you.

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    • Go and tell

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      As we approach Easter, President Dick McClain urges a fresh look at Matthew 28, offering that there is an interesting pattern here, a message for Jesus’ followers—all of us. Let’s be sure to not “subcontract” this privilege to missionaries or pastors, Dick says. It’s for all of us. Practice this in a conversation this week. See what God does.

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      • Behind the scenes

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        Two months ago, The Mission Society introduced its president-elect, the Rev. Max Wilkins, who will take the helm in June. Here, President Dick McClain describes the intricate discernment process that led to Max’s election. Transitions are important, says President McClain, and you play an important part in this transition. “Never with more urgency than today,” he says, does he invite your intercession and partnership on behalf of The Mission Society.

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        • New life, new energy, new vision

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          For the first time in The Mission Society’s 30-year history, our missionaries from all over the world met together for worship, teaching, activities, and fellowship. “I can’t overstate the energy level of the event,” says Jim Ramsay, vice president for mission ministries, who tells in this video about this “Global Gathering.” Among the surprises of those six days was an experience that the missionary kids present will likely remember for the rest of their lives.

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          • Announcing the new president of The Mission Society

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            On January 6, exactly 30 years after the incorporation of The Mission Society, the board of directors met to elect the ministry’s next president/CEO, concluding a year-long search and selection process. Celebrate this milestone with us as President McClain and Board Chair Helen Rhea Stumbo introduce you to our president-elect, who will take office this June.

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            • Finding grace in the wilderness

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              Even during the joyful days of Advent, wilderness times can come. How often do we simply long to escape them, rather than recognizing that there is grace for us, even there in our wilderness? Listen to President Dick McClain tell amazing stories of how, in recent days, he has heard the truth ring out again and again that grace abounds in dark or arid times. Know that, no matter what you are facing, God will be with you and bless you with grace for your journey.

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              • A time of thanksgiving

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                Prayer is an important core value at The Mission Society. President Dick McClain invites you to share your prayer requests with us so we can partner together in prayer for one another. Also, as we near the Thanksgiving holiday, listen to what Dick is thankful for this year.

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                • God does not waste our sorrows

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                  Last month, Dick McClain and his family endured the loss of a grandchild. Here Dick talks about their experience, what they have learned about life and about faith during this time, and why Dick is more passionate than ever that all the world may know Him.

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                  • The secret to living well

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                    At nearly 65, President Dick McClain has done some thinking and praying lately about retirement. He arrived at conclusions, but they’re not what you might think. The message he offers in this video is life-giving for anyone, at any age.

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                    • “You are the first ever who has spoken to me”

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                      As our new missionaries gathered in India for three weeks of training last month, they ventured into neighborhoods in Bangalore and met people living there. In this video message, President Dick McClain recounts the surprising experience of one staffer as he talked with a local shop owner. How often do we engage the people around us, or just keep walking?

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