75 years of bold hope
January 2020

By International Director Warren Janzen — This is a big year for SEND. It was 75 years ago, on September 21, 1945, in war-ravaged Manila that a vision of bold hope was birthed to disciple, train, and send Filipinos to the rest of Asia. This vision eventually grew into SEND International, which now has missionaries from many nations working in more than 20 countries around the world.  

Bold hope has marked all of our 75 years of history. A bold hope to cross language and cultural boundaries, to live on the faithful support and prayers of others, to build bridges of trust in often-hostile settings, to see missionary sending movements birthed in places where not long before there were few (if any) churches. A bold hope that pushes through the spiritual warfare we encounter. A bold hope in the transforming power of Jesus.

Biblical hope is not focused on circumstances; rather, it’s focused on a person—Jesus Christ. Our hope is a state of anticipation in the work of Jesus no matter what our circumstances.  

This is the kind of bold hope that has marked 75 years of ministry in SEND. I pray that it will continue to mark our way forward as we walk in step with the Holy Spirit into future decades of ministry.

This year, join us as we celebrate 75 years of sending, praying, partnering, engaging the lost, making disciples, starting churches, equipping believers, and following Jesus. 

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Warren Janzen
Warren and his wife, Dorothy, served as missionaries in Japan before he stepped into the role of International Director for SEND International.