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Zealous for the things that matter

“I was trained by David Watson,” my friend said over lunch. “My mentor in Disciple Making Movements was so and so,” I replied. A bit later I added, “I also learned under Ying and Grace Kai.” George Patterson was another person whose name came to my mind. Wa...

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Breaking Through Despair to Deliver Hope

Though surrounded by her four children, Chantou sat discouraged in her Cambodia village, feeling alone. Her husband had abandoned her and their family, and she couldn’t shake the spirit of despair hovering over her.

The Many Benefits and Applications of Orality Training

It is amazing, and sometimes surprising, how many people are receptive to discussing what it means to have a relationship with the Lord and become a follower of Jesus. So many people today seem to be resistant to institutional religion, even institutionaliz...

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Rising Demand for Davar Audio Recordings on YouVersion

Davar audio recordings are being accessed on YouVersion, with over 9.5 million chapter requests in 2019! The Indonesian full Bible has had 8 million requests and our Mongolian full Bible nearly 1 million. What does steady growth mean?

The Role of Orality for Disciple Making

It would be a valuable exercise to consider what is meant by Disciple Making and Church. There is a growing awareness with many now for the need to focus more on disciple making, rather than church planting and church growth, although in many cases we’re ta...

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A Lifetime Experience

I love broadcasting and I love working with SAT-7 because of my background in media. I have two degrees in broadcasting and started my career on a gourmet cooking show with Julia Child. When I started a family, I began to volunteer in the media ministry of ...

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The Power of Community and Missional Living

When followers of Jesus grasp the significance of being on mission with God, it can become a delight to share His life changing message with others.  It’s also a great joy to be a part of a community where there is a tangible demonstration of love and unity...

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When You Are Not Enough

Following Jesus and making disciples of all nations is a privilege. And yet while seasons of sweetness, victory and answered prayer are a very real experience for those living on mission and pursuing Jesus wholeheartedly, they’re also not the whole story.

From Many Gods to the God Who Sustains

I was born into a non-Christian family and used to worship many gods and goddesses. I used to follow all the rituals and fast for various gods. Performing so many rituals religiously didn’t make me or anyone else in my family happy.

The Primacy of Partnership

We are in an incredible season—a season of unprecedented unity in which organizations around the world are serving each other at great cost to themselves for the sake of the Kingdom.

The Place of Orality in the Great Commission

What is the Great Commission anyway?  A recent study showed that a large percentage of church goers in North America did not know.  A very simple summary of the Great Commission could be “communicating the Gospel to everyone” and “making disciples (follower...

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The Way of the Cross

Over the past few days, I read a book by Elisabeth Elliot. She was a linguist among unreached peoples in Ecuador, serving alongside her husband, Jim Elliot, to make Christ known where He was not yet known. 

The Power of Storytelling

There are many places throughout the world where a written language doesn’t exist. There are others where literacy rates are extremely low. In both cases, without the ability to read the actual text from the Bible, storytelling is an effective method for sh...

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Global Bible Apps

God is limitless. Access to His Word, the Bible, should be too! The mission of Faith Comes By Hearing is to provide people everywhere with free access to God’s Word through Audio Bibles in every translated language.

Children As Story Tellers

When children learn stories, they tend to tell stories.  One of the things we’ve observed all over the world is how children can have a significant role in the spreading of the gospel.  There seems to be a growing recognition of the place of equipping and m...

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Oral Learning People Groups in the US: Refugees and Immigrants

There is an incredible opportunity in missions right here in the US, at our own doorsteps! As you probably know, there are many thousands of unreached people throughout our country who have come as refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants from some of the mo...

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Using Arts in Trauma Healing

Imagine living in a society where you are considered garbage. Women in Sierra Leone already face challenges, but the women in a recent workshop have the added stigma of being blind, deaf, or disabled in other ways.

The Clarification Factor: Fruitful Living and Ministry

We are certainly living in a time where we need a lot of clarification on a wide range of issues.  Many people make judgments based on limited awareness and knowledge.  Often the problem is being exposed to the wrong source or a distorted perspective.  Of c...

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Comprehensive Oral Bible Strategies: Essential to Effective Kingdom Building

It is a fact that many of the unengaged and least-reached people groups in the world live in hard-to-access places and belong to traditional, oral cultures. Books and printed materials are not part of their everyday experience.

From Rejection to Hope

The Kurdish people have a history of rejection. They do not have a country of their own but live in an area known as ‘Kurdistan’ that spreads across Turkey, Syria, Iran and Iraq. The majority of the Kurdish people speak Kurmanji, one of several Kurdish lang...

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