We live in an increasingly global society, and this is wonderful news because the kingdom of God is global in scale.  Jesus Christ commissioned his Church saying, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matt 28:17-20, NIV).  Later, in the biblical book of Acts we read, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8, NIV).  The Mission Abbey believes in foreign missions.