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. We have now gained three wonderful daughters and three beautiful grandchildren. Firmly believing that my ministry begins at home, I have been a stay-at-home mom and a home educator.
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. Following this journey I began serving in our church’s Missions Ministry and participating in annual, short term mission journeys, in which I later began to lead.
Currently my husband and I serve in the Christian Church in DeMotte, Indiana. I continue to serve in the Missions Ministry and now also serve 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 God has called me to is Philippians 1:3-6; because of this passage my hope abounds and fears are dispelled …To the work to the work… until all have heard … or He calls me home.
The Empty Chair
April 14, 2015
Have you ever been at a big family gathering when as you sit down to eat together there is an empty chair there? The loss of the one who is missing, for whatever the reason, leaves a sense of heaviness in the air and the sense of brokenness, or feel that the moment is not complete without the one missing whose presence would change the whole atmosphere. If only … if only they would walk through that door and take their place at the table with the family then all would be well, joyous and complete. [READ MORE]
October 3, 2014
I was reading a news update from Lifeline Christian Mission this morning and they were reporting on the Christians who meet in a humble home two thirds of the way up an active volcano mountain in El Salvador. One hundred percent of their members are currently suffering a failed coffee crop brought on by a terrible disease that destroyed 88% of the plants. Yet, you would never know it from the great sound of singing, warm greetings, hugs and praise that was rising from the humble church declaring “God is good, all the time; all the time God is good!” over and over in over in Spanish. [READ MORE]
INTERLINK - Universities & Hospitality –
May 27, 2014
“’Come, follow Me,’ Jesus said,
‘and I will make you fishers of men.’”
Interlink is a great program and source of international connections to welcome foreign students at a local university here in north/west Indiana, by helping them to practice English. In the process, God has used this intercultural program to bring about His good by creating divine appointments that have blossomed into wonderful new friendships. By just being a friendly, welcoming face and smile, many have been blessed to meet a lot of wonderful people who are studying from a numerous variety of countries right here at our own local universities. This must surely be a best kept secret that in reality has amazingly great potential, for we the Church, to be true ambassadors for Christ to the thousands of students who represent countries with millions and billions of souls yet unreached with the gospel of Jesus Christ. I pray that thousands more will answer God's call to join the kingdom work through this accessible and practical way and put into practice the spiritual gift of hospitality! [READ MORE]
Christ In You, the Hope of Glory!
April 25, 2014
God has chosen you to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom,
so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. - Colossians 1:27-28
While having lunch one day, an old friend and I were visiting with some of our new found friends from Saudi Arabia. We were just talking and getting to know each other when one young lady looks at my friend, Tracy, and asks her, “What is your goal?” Then she turned and looked at me and said, “I know yours, but what is your goal?”, she said as she turned back to Tracy and awaited her response. [READ MORE]
Staying the Course
March 13, 2014
You’ve encountered a reality check, your vision has been enhanced, your heart has been tendered for unreached souls to know and worship God who has paid their ransom and you long to run into uncharted lands and peoples to proclaim pardon and freedom in Christ Jesus! You have the Light and Word, His Holy Spirit living in you and they can too! God’s call upon your life has enlarged your heart compelling you to make an impact within an unreached people group for the glory of our Father. You have sought to cast the vision to your brothers and sisters and invited them to join you in the race; you look back and to your dismay, no one is following the trail you’re blazing and now maybe you have found yourself weary and alone on this journey with God. [READ MORE]
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 take us 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]