Born in Prayer

  I remember the days of old. I ponder all Your great works and think about what You have done. Psalm 143:5 (NLT) In the summer of 1948 I graduated from college and by summer’s end was headed to Southern California for a visit with my brother....

BEING YOURSELF IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

I was in Toronto Canada, for a speaking engagement when I received news of my 95-year-old father’s passing away to be with Jesus. After conferring with family members, we determined it was best for me to go ahead and speak at my session and then fly to the Washington, D.C., area to be with...

MOBILIZED PRAYER FOR PASHTUN YIELDS EXPLOSIVE GROWTH

In 2013 the U.S. Center for World Mission (USCWM) began equipping thousands of churches in Latin America to pray for the Pashtun, one of the biggest, least-reached people groups in the world. The Pashtun number more than 30 million—and the Taliban are included within this Afghanistan ethnic group. “If you are wondering whether prayer...

Praying to Win

The Christian life never meant much more than attending church to Markos.* As a first-year university student in Ethiopia, he was challenged to attend a discipleship group. He soon realized that his mission was to study and share Christ! At a Basic Evangelism and Discipleship Training, Markos was asked to make a plan to...

Uplifting Highlights of Our Visit to The Mayans

Elizabeth and I just returned from the Yucatán Peninsula, where we helped show “The Story of Jesus for Children” and “Magdalena” in three villages on three consecutive nights and saw over 400 precious people make decisions to follow Jesus! We were there working with a partner organization, The Message for Mayans. Each weekend they...

Do We Dream of ‘Every…?

Over twenty years ago I was part of the team who launched our organization’s ministry in a small Eastern European country. I remember our director frequently saying one of the advantages of working in such a small place was we could realistically make plans to reach everyone in the country.Fulfillment of the Great Commission...

How to Mold my Heart

Where am I struggling to obey clear commands of scripture? In the power of God’s Spirit, what can I do to mold (align) my heart better in this area? What are some areas where I have made good progress in molding (aligning) my heart to the model of Jesus? What can I learn from...

3G: A Way of Life

What are you doing in your life to develop the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ? In 1 Corinthians 11:3 the Apostle Paul asks, “But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.” According...

Born in Prayer

I remember the days of old. I ponder all Your great works and think about what You have done. Psalm 143:5 (NLT) In the summer of 1948 I graduated from college and by summer’s end was headed to Southern California for a visit with my brother. But most of my thoughts about the trip...

FACE TO FACE with God

“When You said, ‘Seek My face,’ my heart said to You, ‘Your face, Lord, I will seek’” (Psalm 27:8). “For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of...