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When the goal is to spread the Word as widely, capably, and cost-effectively as possible, indigenous missionaries are truly a gift from heaven...In some of the most unevangelized nations on earth, barriers of language, culture, or politics often makeMoreWhen the goal is to spread the Word as widely, capably, and cost-effectively as possible, indigenous missionaries are truly a gift from heaven...In some of the most unevangelized nations on earth, barriers of language, culture, or politics often make it unfeasible for traditional missionaries to operate. But theres an alternative--one thats extending the reach of both the Word and the charitable donations that make it all possible...Christian Aid shares the stories of native missionaries who have made an impact for Christ in their own country. The books key message: Indigenous Christian missionary ministries in foreign lands are more effective, less costly, and supremely capable of bringing the gospel to the ends of the earth.The book chronicles the ministries of nine modern-day heroes of faith--all working in their own neighborhoods--places that are poor and hard to reach, and whose residents are often suspicious of outsiders. These courageous men and women live life on the edge, working tirelessly to finish the task of reaching the unreached.While challenges abound--stampeding elephants, machete-wielding drug traffickers, KGB spies, and more--nothing will keep them from marching into the deepest, darkest valleys on earth to take the good news of the Savior to every tongue, tribe, and nation. Its a journey of self-sacrifice, rife with danger, but rewarded with the unsurpassed joy of seeing souls transformed through a personal encounter with Jesus Christ.Their real and uncommon experiences offer a glimpse into their unique culture and challenges, as well as the ministry strategies they employ to spread the gospel to their own people. While their calling is not for the faint of heart, their example compels us to continue their legacy--and galvanizes us to fulfill the Great Commission.