Stories

God is transforming lives in mission and we would like to share these stories of transformation with you. Read about God's work in the stories from our missionaries and short term mission teams.

Cory and Masami Giesbrecht are ministering on the streets of downtown Osaka, bringing groups from the Ishibashi church to reach the hurting and the homeless.

Read more: Twelve Bottles of Coke

She stood alone on the side of the beautiful mountain road. Pastors Isaiah and Moe Aung were on their way to a region of small Chin villages, and seeing the girl hitchhiking, they stopped to offer her a ride.

Read more: The Hitchhiker

In a small hospital in Thailand, a woman named Gift was losing hope as she stood beside her husband’s bed in the cancer ward. He was dying. The couple had two young children and she didn’t know what would happen if he didn’t recover.

Read more: Gift

He had a foot in both worlds. Even though he only had one foot.

Read more: A Foot in Both Worlds

The garden had begun to feel like a futile endeavor. No sooner would the seeds begin to sprout than their tender shoots were trampled underfoot by casual, indifferent feet. They needed a fence.

Read more: The Boy From Orphanage #3

There were bluebonnet flowers and horses and cowboys and a big map of Texas.

Read more: Cut of the Same Cloth

When I visited the Middle East this past summer, I was overwhelmed by so many tragic stories of conflict, violence, and abuse. But I also heard some incredible stories of hope.

Read more: Freedom for a Yazidi Refugee

One year ago, in the Fall 2016 issue of Witness, we featured a story called, “Always Smiling,” which documented the author’s encounter with a young woman in Central Asia from Muslim background who decided to follow Jesus. The article below, written by the same author after her most recent visit to Central Asia, is the amazing continuation of the young woman’s journey of faith in Jesus.

Read more: Still Smiling

The last time I was in the village, I tripped over a broken brick.
Looking at the debris on the cold, damp mud floor on which the children sat, I wondered what could be done.

Read more: No Enemies

As part of our HADIME discipleship training program, it was time to put into practice what we had been learning. God was inviting us to go and minister in the small towns around Guadalajara.

Read more: The Treasure hunt

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