Hi, my name is Linda Lucas I am a midwest-born and raised, PK (preacher's kid), who grew a passion for missions and the global church by witnessing the exemplary lives of my parents and the missionaries that passed through our home. After attending Cincinnati Bible College (University), I married my husband, Jim Lucas. We were blessed to raise three amazing sons, gained two wonderful daughters and two perfect grandchildren with a third on the way. Firmly believing that my ministry begins at home, I was a stay-at-home mom and we became home educator's for last 10 years of our sons' educations.
My feet first hit foreign soil in 1993 in the Ukraine, a 17-day journey that forever changed my life and direction of service for the Lord. I began serving on our church’s Missions Ministry, participating in and then leading annual, short term trips.
Currently, we serve in the Christian Church of DeMotte, Indiana, on the Missions Ministry, and with Team Expansion as volunteer Regional Mobilizer for NW Indiana, a Connections Trip leader and Catalyst for the Shuar of Ecuador.
A favorite passage of Scripture that gives me courage to do all that I do is Philippians 1:3-6: because of this passage my hope abounds and all fears are dispelled …To the work to the work… until all have heard … or He calls me home.
Just Come Home!
May 28, 2013
Do you have children? How much do you love them? What would it take for you to consider giving them up for the sake of another? What would you do if ever they were kidnapped or stolen for human trafficking? [READ MORE]
Now That's a Prayer Meeting!
April 19, 2013
To God be all glory, for the great things He has done, is doing and is about to do! There is a stir in the hearts of the global Church who were blessed to have met together to pray specifically for the unreached people of the world by way of a live internet broadcast for the first ever Global Prayercast via our host congregation at Legacy Christian Church in Kansas on April 17, 2013. https://vimeo.com/64320365 Prayers were lifted live from every continent of this earth to petition God to raise up more workers for the harvest fields to reach those 7,000 people groups yet unreached with the good news of Jesus Christ. He will answer! [READ MORE]
Son of Hamas at ICOM 2012
November 30, 2012
At ICOM, Saturday morning was pregnant with impact as we spent the main session hearing what was happening in the world and how, in one man’s quest for TRUTH, God transformed a life that would impact the Muslim community for the Lord like never before. [READ MORE]
November 30, 2012
I have been putting off writing about ICOM, I admit, because this truly was a disturbing conference that demands a response. I have been speechless…. How will I respond? Each main session message was rooted in the Scriptural realities written of in RADICAL, the book by David Platt. If you haven’t read the book yet, do! It is a challenging read that demands a response. [READ MORE]
In the Footsteps of God
October 31, 2012
I love the song: “I Will Follow”, my heart longs to fulfill each word this song declares. I know that my flesh is not capable but my God is able, able to help me do just that, Praise God! He has promised in Matthew 28:19-20 that when we go forth to teach, disciple and baptize in His name that He will be with us always to the end of the age. Hallelujah! So, what took me so long to go? [READ MORE]
One In Christ
August 1, 2012
Prayer is so much more than we commonly perceive and is made possible at great cost to our Father, we all too often fail to stop and count the cost to Him. When we think of Jesus in the garden the night he was betrayed, pleading desperately with His Father that if there be any other way for redemption to let this cup pass from Him, to the point of sweating drops of blood. As a mother of three sons I am pierced to the core of my very soul to envision the Father looking upon His only begotten Son in such a state and telling Him there is no other way. Oh Lord forbid, we should ever consider prayer to be; simply prayer, a last resort, a spiritual discipline, something we have trouble finding time for….. we petition You, Father, for more workers and thank you for the harvest you have promised to bring from every tribe tongue and nation! [READ MORE]
A Connection Moment
December 30, 2011
I first became more aware of the unreached peoples in 2010. The numbers and need are overwhelming. How could I focus on just one? How would I choose? It must be God's choice and not mine. I began to pray and wait for direction. As I waited my prayers remained general as I longed for more focus. Then one evening a year later, as I was in Ecuador, our mission team was sharing in after dinner conversation with our Ecuadorian hosts, two opportunities arose. [READ MORE]
Educating Your Congregation On Missions
December 28, 2011
If the purpose of the church is the great commission then the great commission should be the purpose of everything we do and a part of every ministry. We must seek to integrate this into each one of our Ministries." [READ MORE]
Double the Resource & Double the Force
December 18, 2011
The heart of God aches for those who are lost, so should mine. Two billion plus souls requires all God's children and ceaseless prayer that reflects the heart of our God. [READ MORE]