FIZA IS FOLLOWING JESUS

FIZA IS FOLLOWING JESUS

I received this encouraging update from an OPEN worker in the Middle East. Fiza is a long-term employee who became a believer 3 years ago. All names have been changed. “How are you doing?” I asked, feeling a bit guilty because I didn’t know the...
THE CHILDREN’S BREAD

THE CHILDREN’S BREAD

The following is contributed by a B4Ter in Central Asia. A Story of Healing In Matthew 15:22-28, we read a fascinating story of a Gentile woman who comes to Jesus for healing for her daughter. It appears she thinks she’ll have better success if she tries to pass...
DISCIPLESHIP IS A RELATIONSHIP

DISCIPLESHIP IS A RELATIONSHIP

The Injury Many moons ago, I played semi-professional basketball. One practice the other team stole the ball and had a fast break. I was trailing the play and the guy who stole the ball missed the layup, so I leaped to grab the rebound. The guy running alongside me,...
DIFFICULT DAYS

DIFFICULT DAYS

28  And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29  For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers...
ON SUFFERING

ON SUFFERING

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4...
PERSECUTION REFRESHES US

PERSECUTION REFRESHES US

Charles Swindoll tells this story about suffering and persecution: In the northeastern United States, codfish are a big commercial business. Note the following fact: there is a market for eastern cod all over, especially in the sections farthest removed from the...