Phoenix is an emerging global city and dynamic international mission field. It may not be obvious at first, but one of the areas where you can encounter the nations next door is along McDowell Road, home to the Somali Association of Arizona. You can cruise along McDowell Road to find halal products, … [Read more...] about Phoenix is Home to Thousands of Somalis
Anyone who has spent much time in missionary circles has probably met someone who has served for a period of time in Thailand. The overwhelmingly Buddhist country in Southeast Asia has attracted significant missionary attention over the years. Yet, there continues to be a need to reach Thai people … [Read more...] about SoCal is the Largest Thai Community outside of Thailand
In the previous two decades Asian communities in the Atlanta metro area nearly tripled in size. According to a census estimate, Forsyth County, a suburban area Northeast of the city, had the fastest Asian population growth in the U.S. among counties with a population of at least 20,000. I … [Read more...] about Atlanta is a Major Asian Hub in the U.S.
In the earliest years of Global City Mission, our first Mission Catalysts had the opportunity to connect with international students in Upper Manhattan. One of our mission apprentices gathered a group of students from an Asian country into a discovery bible discussion. During the first few weeks of … [Read more...] about There are 1.1 million international students in colleges in the U.S.
Drive along Armenia Avenue, and you will see Colombian, Honduran, Mexican, and other Latin American businesses lining the boulevard. West Tampa has historically been a Latino neighborhood for decades; however, visit Plant City to the East and discover a strong Mexican and Central American community. … [Read more...] about Tampa is a re-emerging Latin American hub
For most of its existence as a U.S. city, Washington D.C. has not been a gateway city. It drew plenty of new residents from people moving across state lines within the U.S., but it simply wasn’t a major hub for global migration. However, in the last few decades that has all changed. In … [Read more...] about Washington D.C. is the 7th largest immigrant metro in the U.S.
I lived in Houston serving in a multiethnic center-city ministry in the late 90’s. I lived in the 6th Ward near downtown, but occasionally driving along I-59, I noticed the beginnings of South Asian businesses near the highway. Today, that same area has been designated the Mahatma Ghandi district. … [Read more...] about Southwest Houston is now a South Asian Hub
Shortly after Global City Mission became a brand new reality as a missions organization, we began expanding our vision for disciple-making in global cities beyond New York City alone. One of our earliest mission catalysts, still serving in NYC today, mentioned Dallas to me. To be honest, at first I … [Read more...] about Dallas is now a major gateway city for Indians migrating to the U.S
In 2016, Russia passed a law intended the obstruct the efforts of foreign missionaries and missions organizations working in the country. Of course, missionary efforts in Russia and former Soviet nations have a long history of developing creative access for sharing the gospel due to government … [Read more...] about New York City is the Leading Gateway for Russian Migrants to North America