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
Living in Tampa & meeting my diapora neighbors from around the globe, individuals from the Arab world have hailed from Tunisia, Libya, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq. Drive along N. 56th St. in Temple Terrace, a municipality in the Northeastern section of Tampa, or turn West from … [Read more...] about Reaching Arab Muslims? Go to Tampa.
Soon after moving to New York City, I began to frequent a Pakistani restaurant that had opened in my Bronx neighborhood, where they displayed a sign for the house majid meeting just a few buildings down from our new church plant. It was the one place in my crowded urban neighborhood that had large … [Read more...] about Have a heart for South Asians? Check out The Bronx.
Serving in The Bronx in New York City, it is pretty common to hear from Puerto Rican friends that they are moving to Florida, and more specifically moving to Orlando. When we think of missions among Latin America diaspora, we might think of Houston, New York City, Los Angeles and rightly so, and … [Read more...] about Latin Americans in Orlando