Closer to Jesus Missions

They Saw the Church Differently

“On his tenth birthday, a sensitive boy received ten shiny silver dollars from an uncle. The child was very appreciative. He immediately sat down on the floor and spread the coins before him. Then he planned how to use the money. He set aside the first dollar saying, “This one is for Jesus.” He went on to decide what to do with the second, and so on until he came to the last dollar. “This

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Missions Parenting

This Boy Would No Longer Know

On the first Sunday in the middle east of our mission trip, our team attended an all-day church service. Many of the local churches in the region came; there were probably 400 people in all. Some traveled 7-8 hours; they were excited because an American Christian team was coming to share on the Holy Spirit. That team was us! Dan and I did not speak at this conference, but God used us in so many

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Closer to Jesus Missions

Loud, Bold, and Beautiful!

We would all agree that life is hard. It has its mountains and valleys. Some of the valleys are deep and more frequent than the hills. This experience is true for us and very real for the Iranian Refugees. One of our translators living as a refugee in this country we visited shared with us that he taught English in the school and was recently fired – all because he was a Christian. The wife of another

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Closer to Jesus Missions

What this Pastor Shared was Incredible!

We were talking with one of the Pastors of the churches in the country where we were on mission, and he shared with us what it was like to be a part of the underground church in Iran. They would meet in different places, and their focus in the meeting was four-fold: read the word, pray, worship, and evangelize. Their gathering was simple, but so powerful. Their planning was even more amazing. Not being able

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Marriage Missions

She Chose Not to Divorce Him

A courageous woman and her children endured abuse from her husband and their father for years. For safety, the day came when she felt it necessary to take her kids and break away from this man. But, she chose not to divorce him. Instead, she chose to pray for him and wait for God to work in his heart. Daily this woman prays for her husband to change. She petitions the Father to free him

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