Joy in Inconvenience
The following story took place in Togo, Africa, during a missions outreach. Last week our missions team went to an orphanage. The team left early that morning, around 7 am, and were on their way home after a long day of loving the precious children at the orphanage. The team was exhausted and many were sleeping on the way home when Johan, our Irish lad who was sitting in the front seat saw a man on the side of the road. Now this man had one leg shorter than the other, as soon as Johan saw him, he felt the Lord tell him to stop the car to pray for him. Soon in to the start of our outreach our team made a decision that any time we saw someone on the side of the road that we wanted to stop and pray for we would holler at Komi our…Continue Reading
North Korea Bus
“Wow, 4th time in.”  I thought to myself.  “It almost seems…easy.” I’m beginning to think part of the enemy’s strategy in trying to keep this nation under spiritual oppression is convincing the church that it’s impossible to go into North Korea, and that even if they did, there’s not much they could do. My experiences lately have taught me otherwise, while there is truth in that the nation is still under communist rule, and discretion needs to be exercised when going in, there’s much accuracy in the fact that a nation is being shifted as believers pray on the land and show love to those whom they come in contact with. How do I know the spiritual climate is different? Two years ago, when I went in for the first time, I felt the heaviness of communism all around me. It was hard to maintain hope as we were paraded around from…
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2 Ayrzana, Herdsman in Erdenetsagaan, Sukhbaatar, Mongolia
“Look… see the fields are ripe for harvest. Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life…” – John 4:34,36 In Jesus’ command to “Look… and see” is also His empowerment for us to see and reap the harvest. When we intentionally focus on harvesting, we reap! It actually is that simple. In Mongolia we reaped a harvest that had been ripe since Jesus spoke these words two thousand years ago. over 40 people decided they wanted to follow Jesus instead of Buddhism, ancestral worship, or alcohol, which previously enthroned their hearts. Individuals who had never been exposed to the gospel responded with extreme excitement as they heard the good news. Almost every person we talked with was curious to hear about Jesus, and as they heard, over 40 people decided they wanted to follow Jesus instead of Buddhism, ancestral worship, or alcohol, which previously…Continue Reading
Quilombo Brazil
“What is a relationship with God?” In the Quilombo Community in Pará, Brazil, this is the question, by the grace of God, that many local followers of Jesus and I had the opportunity to respond to when a family of new believers asked honestly. The following is a testimony of a precious salvation through Jesus Christ. It was a hot and humid Sunday afternoon in the Quilombo community. I had plans that day to go catch up with a new believer at his home and teach him more about the Bible. So right as the sun was setting, me, a translator by the name of Wellington, and a few friends of mine, Ryan Blumer and Nate Reyes, went out to go find Marcelo. Three days earlier, Marcelo got saved when a couple of people from our group visited his home to talk to him. We arrived and jumped right into a conversation with…
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