August 22, 2016.Reading time 3 minutes.
I heard the most awesome story recently. You can read it in detail here from my friends Peter Haas and Carolyn Haas. At age 10, their daughter prayed, “God would you reveal yourself to me and speak to me about our church’s facilities?” God gave her a specific vision of a building that Substance Church, Minnesota […] Read More
August 12, 2016.Reading time 2 minutes.
Happy International Youth Day! In November I attended a Christian higher education summit in Hong Kong. It was a dynamic meeting with powerful people discussing important and lofty issues at a very high level. During a coffee break, in a circle of 2 or 3 people, I casually mentioned how some of the brightest, passionate and […] Read More
December 25, 2015.Reading time 1 minute.
At our staff day of prayer, I was reminded that I am so deeply grateful for God’s overwhelming goodness in every situation.
This year was a roller coaster—mom’s home going, giving away my daughter Natasha in marriage and gaining a son. Unspeakable stories of persecution from the field juxtaposed with rejoicing over more than 100 million kids reached with God’s Word. I can hardly believe all that’s happened in the span of a year! Read More
September 7, 2015.Reading time 3 minutes.
Previous: Connection in ministry In order to prevent losing an entire generation, the Church needs to assert itself and strategize how to be effective in reaching its youth. In our Egypt scenario, there was a dire need to develop a national plan to reach and disciple youth, conduct youth leadership training programs, and ensure collaboration […] Read More
April 19, 2015.Reading time 4 minutes.
My news feed has never been more gruesome, laden with stories of Christians being abused or killed. According to Open Door USA, persecution of Christians around the world has never been worse. Persecution of believers has been happening since Bible times. With the ubiquity of the Internet, we’re just more keenly aware of it now […] Read More