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Rowland Bingham. Adoniram Judson. Betty Greene. William Booth. Related places China. Irian Jaya. Once destined for the royal court, the count instead became a spiritual father to millions. Count Zinzendorf opened his estate to persecuted Moravian Christians, and under his leadership this vibrant community launched the modern missions movement.
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Beginning at Herrnhut and traveling as far as Africa, America, and Russia, the bold believers of the Moravian Church planted seeds that continue to bear fruit even today. Suddenly Clarence's horse stumbled and slid over the trail's edge, taking him with it. As horse and rider fell toward the canyon floor one thousand feet below, Clarence was not even able to scream. Although born into a devout Christian family, Clarence Jones wasn't interested in religion. It was this Midwesterner's ear for music that led him to play trombone at Chicago's Moody Church, where he gave his life to Christ and volunteered for mission work.
Clarence's work began in Chicago, where he helped pioneer something unheard of-Christian radio broadcasts. Soon God called Clarence to "go south with radio. His legacy of broadcasting the gospel to the ends of the earth soars on the airwaves today. Passionate and tireless, this Anglican clergyman rode a quarter of a million miles on horseback during his lifetime, stopping to preach more than forty thousand sermons in open fields, churches, and barns.
Focused on God's love and holy living, the movement Wesley founded quickly multiplied in vibrant Methodist societies all over England and would soon influence far-flung nations for Christ. What could he possibly do with an umbrella-carrying faun running through a snowy wood and a group of evacuee children who were bored living with an elderly professor? Soon Jack had the hazy outline of a story that would draw millions of children into the magical land of Narnia.
From his earliest childhood, C. Lewis loved to hear and tell stories. Persuaded that stories could reveal the truth about the real world in a unique way, the literature professor would write more than thirty books, including science fiction, theology, literary criticism, and fantasy. In an era marked by two world wars, Lewis attacked tough questions about life and faith headfirst.
Convinced that the story of Jesus Christ is the truest of all stories, and known for searching out the truth with honesty, clarity, and imagination, the former atheist would become one of the most influential Christians of the twentieth century. He didn't often talk to the other boys about what he was thinking, but this time he opened his mouth an said, "I'm going to be a millionaire and retire by the time I'm forty!
David shattered those expectations, emerging as an enterprising teenager running a rented hot dog stand. Numerous business ownerships and financial success followed, and with that success, a vision to provide natural disaster relief and aid to the poor in Australia, Indonesia, India, and beyond. Today David's work continues through Opportunity International, a worldwide aid organization that offers small business loans to help the poor start and grow their own businesses. Certain of his direction, this hero to the world's poor is looking ahead, using business to advance the kingdom of God.
He slid his pistol, knife, and ration packets into the pockets of his leather jacket and edged toward the open hatch of the B bomber. He checked the tension on the harness of his parachute, made sure the handle of the ripcord was free, and then began lowering himself out of the hatch and into the darkness. One of the famous Doolittle Raiders who first attacked Japan after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Jacob DeShazer knew this one-way mission was dangerous. Indeed, it led to his capture as a prisoner of war. Beaten, malnourished, and alone in his cell, Jacob was given a Bible - and far away from home, this American soldier became a Christian.
After the war, Jacob returned to Japan and served his former enemy for thirty years as a missionary. His testimony of forgiveness and reconciliation - of love over hate - inspires a powerful gospel message for our lives today. The food, the fleas, the filth, the exhausting mountain paths, and so many other transitions to missionary life had tested her. But Belle had stayed at her post, and she was so glad that she had. Convinced that God wanted her to preach the gospel as a China Inland missionary, Isobel bravely served among the Lisu people in remote mountainous regions of China and Thailand.
After twenty years of ministry Isobel returned to the United States, writing stirring stories of faith and inspiring generations of readers. Betty was excited that finally, after so much prayer, effort, and sacrifice, they were headed to an Auca settlement.
Elisabeth kept a detailed journal of her life and missionary service. She returned to the United States after many years in South America, becoming one of the most influential Christian women of our time. A prolific author, speaker, and radio host, she passes on a message of joyful surrender to the world. But God had other plans for him. Instead of business, evangelism would be his life's work.
A leader of great vision, D. Moody served his fellow man through Civil War outreach, his Sunday school and church, and revival campaigns in America and abroad. His passion for bringing souls to Christ continues to be felt today in Christian education and ministry everywhere. To his amazement, he found that it was really about causes and cures, alleviating pain, and treating ill people with dignity. The son of missionary parents, Paul Brand did not plan on becoming a doctor.
After training as a builder, he was called by God into medicine and spent a lifetime treating leprosy and restoring hope to thousands of sufferers. Paul Brand became the first surgeon in the world to use reconstructive surgery to correct the deformities of leprosy in the hands and feet. He strove to eliminate the stigma of the disease and rebuild the lives of those destroyed by it.
A humble, brilliant servant, he influenced faith and medical communities around the world, reminding us that all people are created in the image of God. As Dietrich sang the German national anthem, he contemplated the devastation Hitler and the Nazis were perpetrating on Europe. He had thought about it from every angle, and his conscience was clear. Born into a loving family, Dietrich Bonhoeffer pursued a life as a pastor, teacher, theologian—and spy. Accused of being a troublemaker, Dietrich continued on fearlessly in the midst of wickedness. His work as a spy in the German resistance and participation in a plot to assassinate Hitler led to imprisonment and eventual execution.
Not to act is to act. At that moment he was certain God was calling him, asking him to give up his ties to his homeland and set out across the Atlantic Ocean. He did not hesitate to stand when John Wesley asked preachers to walk forward if they felt God was calling them to the American colonies. One of the first Methodist bishops in America, English-born Francis Asbury devoted his life to ministry, traveling on horseback to preach and teach to those living on the vastly isolated American frontier.
Alone in a new country, with no home of his own, Asbury rode over , miles--across rivers and through rocky, overgrown roads--shining God's light on the fledgling colonies. The men's menacing spears were pulled back over their shoulders, ready to thrust at Sam at any moment. From the grim look on their faces, the men seemed intent on killing someone. The spiritual needs of the Muslim world, long neglected by Christian missionaries, came to the world's attention again when Samuel Zwemer dedicated himself to the advancement of the gospel in Arabia.
It was a tremendous task, but a pledge the young American kept despite opposition, difficulty, and death. Zwemer founded the Arabian Mission in Bahrain to serve Muslims through medical care, Christian literature, and the preaching of the gospel. With a heart on fire for Muslim people, he was relentless in sharing a vision worldwide, calling many to action. Zwemer's legacy of opening a long-closed door is a challenge for Christians today, inspiring us to love and respect Muslims and to proclaim Jesus' name in the homeland of Islam. It was totally dark.
The lights in the city were turned off, and there were no street lamps, no neon signs, and no extra glow in shop windows. Klaus noticed that theirs was the only car on the road. How would they slip by the checkpoint? Klaus glanced at his wife Tina, whose eyes were shut in prayer. Suddenly he heard a thunderous crash, then saw a bright flash of light. Klaus-Dieter John dreamed of becoming a medical missionary in the developing world. He would do whatever it took -- study in top universities and practice surgery in remote and dangerous places -- to reach his goal of providing health care for people who needed it most.
John's seemingly impossible vision of Diospi-Suyana, a world-class hospital for impoverished Peruvians deep in the Andes Mountains, was blessed by God to the end. Despite challenges in fund-raising, construction, moving his family from Germany, and countless roadblocks, Klaus's dream was finally realized, bringing hope in a land loved by God. Standing atop a mound of rocks, Mildred wrapped her blue padded jacket tightly around her and squinted against the sand-laden wind.
To her right the Great Wall wound east for fourteen hundred miles until it reached the Yellow Sea. Before her lay the rocks and sand of the vast Gobi Desert. She would enter this feared place in peace—God was here too. Missionary trio Mildred Cable and Evangeline and Franscesca French were the first Englishwomen to cross the infamous Gobi Desert, living for years among the diverse peoples of northwestern China in places few Europeans ever reached. Educated and rich, Mildred Cable once planned to be a concert pianist.
Instead she served the people of China through wars and revolutions. Whether speaking the truth to a brutal general who held her prisoner, educating generations of Chinese girls, building self-sustaining Christian communities, or traveling the ancient Silk Road on a mule cart, Mildred followed Jesus with grit, determination, intelligence, and faith — It seemed an impossible dream, yet one that he refused to give up.
While studying to be a minister, John Flynn longed to apply his training to help people in practical ways. Soon he discovered that his mission field was inside his own country—the vast and dangerous outback, or Never Never, where life-and-death struggles were a constant reality. A man bursting with ideas and energy, John strove endlessly to support isolated bushmen through innovations in radio and flight. Serving as superintendent of the Australian Inland Mission and moderator general of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, he established desperately needed medical facilities and helped found the Flying Doctor Service.
On every continent, in every nation, God is at work in and through the lives of believers. From the streets of Manila to mysterious Albania to the jungles of Ecuador and beyond. A vision that refused to die. Their lives and sacrifice come full circle in the breathtaking true story of Dayuma. Violent, unexpected death was a way of life for the mysterious Waorani tribe living deep in the Ecuadorian jungle. Her eventual encounter with Christ ultimately changed her life and forever altered the destiny of her people.
In Kabul, Afghanistan, a key stop on the hippy trail, and later in Amsterdam, Holland, the West's own window to that trail, the McClungs committed themselves to meeting the penniless, the drugged, the sick, and the disillusioned right where they were. Whether among hippy seekers or the addicts and prostitutes of Amsterdam's infamous Red Light District, the McClungs lived out a message of hope.
Then, as the two young women sought God, they began to sense a burden for the mysterious, isolated nation of Albania - a nation unlike any other. In the s Albania's leaders boasted that theirs was the first completely atheistic nation in the world. Closed to almost all outsiders, Communist Albania particularly wanted no contact with Christians.
In this nation that had sealed Christian citizens in barrels and rolled them into the sea, preaching the gospel was punishable by death. Willing participants in God's plan, yet unsure of how He would lift their burden, Reona and Evey took the first small steps of faith. Through a miraculous set of events, the two young believers were drawn into the danger and intrigue of being God's undercover agents in a nation that officially despised Him.
Their ancient prophecies predict the return of a mysterious messenger. Are their prophecies about to come true? Sail with the crew of a medical mission ship into the middle of the hopes and history of this unreached Pacific people group. I n the twenty-five thousand Dani tribes people hidden away in the remote Toli Valley of Irian Jaya used only stone tools and had no written language. Then, in one generation, they took the always dangerous, sometimes fatal, leap from the Stone Age into the twentieth century.
What happens when a nineteen-year-old boy leaves home and heads into the jungles to evangelize a murderous tribe of South American Indians? For Bruce Olson it meant capture, disease, terror, loneliness and torture. But what he discovered by trial and error has revolutionized the world of missions.
Living with the Motilone Indians since , Olson's efforts have also won him the friendship of four presidents of Columbia and appearances before the United Nations. His story will amaze you and remind you that simple faith in Christ can make anything possible. Bruce Olson's story will amaze you and remind you that simple faith in Christ can make anything possible.
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He's doing all this for love? We know nothing about this God of love, but it sounds very right. For these desperately needy children, nothing was free - until they encountered the love of Jesus through the compassion of Jeannette and Johan Lukasse. When this young Dutch couple asked God if He could use them to do something about the immense suffering they saw in the world, He led them on a winding path from their home in the Netherlands to the coast of Greece and eventually to the streets of Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Their calling was clear: millions of orphaned and abandoned children were living and dying on the streets, caught in the deadly grip of drugs, violence, prostitution, and abuse. What followed the Lukasses' step of faith is a stunning example of how God miraculously uses the surrendered lives of believers to transform the lives of others with His hope and healing.
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Indeed God would use him -- in ways that Jim could never have imagined. Confronted with the opportunity to deny his Savior, Jim surrendered his life, with all of its pain, to God. So began an inspiring journey of struggle, faith, and victory that ultimately led to the lost, hurting people of Brazil and beyond.
This story of one man's passion to see a nation transformed is a stunning testimony that Christ's grace and mercy can redeem any life surrendered to Him. This image, and countless like it, resonated in the heart and soul of Christina Davis as she shared and lived out the gospel in a remote, danger-filled jungle of the Philippines.
Her three-month mission trip grew into a six-year labor of love. Surrounded by threats from militant rebels, witch doctors, and the hostile jungle, Christina used any opening to proclaim the one true God who had freed her from the prison of her own pain and fear. Christina's incredible story is a captivating adventure of how one woman's determination to answer God's call forever changed her own life and altered the destiny of a people enveloped in a web of fear, darkness, and oppression.
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Amidst the tumult of civil war, gang-fighting, and terrorism, Terry's powerful ministry to the people of St. Marc took him from having a gun pointed to his head to being invited to pray in the presidential palace. His inspiring story shows how one man's obedience to God brought miraculous healing to gang leaders, prisoners, government officials, and the transformed town of St.
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Red beetlenut juice oozed down the side of his mouth. I didn't need a copy of his police records to recognize that a misstep on my part could prove fatal. Knowing that the Holy Spirit is actively involved in the lives of believers today, just as he was two thousand years ago, missionaries Art and Ellen Sanborn arrived on the Asian Mission field confident in the power of Jesus - even when surrounded by danger and uncertainty. Years later, after serving in Southeast Asia and beyond, Art would rely on the truth of Jesus' power in a new way when doctors told him that he might never walk again.
Though he had broken his neck and partially severed his spinal cord in a freak surfing accident, Art did walk again. His epic journey - from the mission field to the miracle that put him back on his feet - speaks to a life of faith in every circumstance. His lifelong dreams were being fulfilled, and the land God had promised was within reach. But the journey was not easy. From spiritual forces in France to the perilous Sahara desert to war and poverty in Southeast Asia, Joe and his ministry team persevered through many challenges. Joe served at the University of the Nations U of N as the international associate dean of the College of Christian Ministries, and now works with the U of N in Kona, Hawaii, training the next generation for missions.
There was an eerie quality about it, as if the land were in mourning. Or in fear. Begin with the incredible autobiography of Brother Andrew God's Smuggler. From to the present hour, this remarkable man has risked his life smuggling Bibles into countries where Scriptures are outlawed. His report, packed with dangerous adventures and high drama, testifies to God's miraculous provisions for those who follow where He leads. Journey into places still hostile to Christians - with profiles on courageous champions of the faith.
Meet teens and others across the globe who are mercilessly persecuted for their faith, yet display extraordinary joy. Their stories, along with Brother Andrew's, will forever change the way you walk the narrow road. Brother Andrew is the founder of Open Doors. Open Doors serves persecuted Christian worldwide through community development, Bible and literature distribution, leadership training and education, and ministries of prayer and advocacy.
The chief had ordered that I stay in the hut where they bury rejected children alive, those with any kind of disability, not important enough to be buried in the cemetery. The tribe believed the hut was full of evil spirits that would kill me. As I slept over the bodies of rejected babies that night, something extraordinary began. The Lord commenced to break the power of fear, suffering, and injustice that infanticide so darkly represented. When Marcia dos Santos came to faith as a teenage girl, she heard a clear call to commit her life to serving indigenous peoples.
The call also came to Marcia's future husband, Edson Suzuki, who likewise realized the importance of helping Indians with health care in order to combat the Amazonian tribal practices of infanticide and suicide. What began as a simple walk of obedience has led to years of ministry and international and governmental efforts creating new laws protecting at-risk indigenous children. The Suzuki's powerful story, as told to Jemimah Wright, is a picture of God's redemptive hand that offers compassion and healing to the outcast and rejected.
It shows how the power of God can act in any environment, bringing light and hope. Steve Goode and Marie Bentley, high-school sweethearts from Tennessee, couldn't have imagined all they would see through multiple decades of service to the poor and oppressed. Never shying away from God's call, they have served in refugee camps and war zones and lived through personal illnesses and struggles. As long-term leaders of Youth With A Mission's mercy ministries and efforts against human trafficking in Southeast Asia and beyond, Steve and Marie have brought healing and hope to thousands of people and continue to inspire others to do the same.
Their practical blend of justice and spirituality propel them to Afghanistan, Thailand, India, Africa, and a thousand destinations in-between. Readers better prepare to have their hearts broken and their spirits lifted at the same time. The powerful impact of her musical ministry in the French-speaking world testifies to her creative, inspired work in bringing thousands to worship Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. I knew there was something special that He had placed within her to give to the world.
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