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.

The refugee crisis is not over. In many ways, we are only just beginning to see the effects, and the fruit, of this global phenomenon.

Read more: Modeling Love in a Climate of Fear

We had just arrived on the property, and we knew that the local Buddhist monks had already communicated that they were opposed to the building project.

Read more: House Building, Peace Building

Her name means, the one who is always smiling.

She rolled over on her cot and looked at me with huge eyes. I repeated my simple question, “What do you think about Jesus? Who do you think he is?”

Read more: Always Smiling

They were watching.
From the sides, from the back, near the triple-locked gates, hugging the walls where barbed wire jabbed the inaccessible blue of a midday sky, mocking their lack of freedom.

Read more: Watching

I wish you could have been there. Forty people packed into our living room, and eight courageous young believers ready to take the step of baptism.

Read more: Eight in the Bathtub

“It is unimaginable now,” Pastor Madou said, “that the church among the Nanerige could ever die.”

Read more: Willing Hands

“Please don’t hurt the baby,”
I pleaded over the phone.
“God can help you.”

Read more: A Place to Belong

Standing beside Dulce and Janet in the huge Catholic church of Tlalixtac, I decided to just be in the moment, present and taking one step at a time, trying to be humble and full of grace while being introduced to our town’s people in a very public and official way.

Read more: Caught Off Guard

We were both relaxed as we heard the voice announcing the boarding time for families with children (not us) and first class (also not us). Anticipating the usual long wait in the airport, we continued reading calmly until departure time. Later in Vienna we discovered that the train we had booked was leaving an hour early, and we were happy to arrive home much sooner than we had expected.

Read more: The Way Home

Something is shifting. Suddenly it seems like everyone is sensing a call and burden for work among the least reached. At a recent gathering in our region, we had voiced our prayers for more partners from the local churches to rise up and join us in the work of the Great Commission among the unreached people group in our region.

Read more: From a Trickle to a Flood

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