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“I’ll Never Read It the Same Way Again”

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“I’ll Never Read It the Same Way Again”

By Sally Dechert, who serves with InFaith in Wyoming

As I was reflecting back on the work of the last several months, I thought about a particular woman who attended a summer Bible study on Colossians. On the last day of the study, she said to me, “I can’t believe it’s over already. This Bible study made my summer.” Of course, I was glad to hear that! Then she said, “I’ve read Colossians before, but I just had no idea how much was in there. There was so much more than I thought. I’ll never read it the same way again.” Continue

Unplanned Church Planting

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Unplanned Church Planting

By Andy Gordley, who serves with InFaith in Costa Rica

Jorge (not his real name) was a guy who was a leader in his town called Tirrases. He was the leader of a gang, a drug dealer, and a very good soccer player. He also worked for the Catholic church as an altar boy and helped to count the offering (some of which he “borrowed”). When he was 21 (he lied and said he was 18) he went to a teen camp because a girl he liked invited him to attend. God did a huge work in his heart, and halfway through the week he surrendered his life to Jesus. He was invited to return for a second week of camp. His mom said if he went back she would kick him out of the house. He went back to camp, and she kicked him out of the house! He ended up living at a church for a time, and then went to a Bible institute for three years. He helped with children’s ministry during those years. Continue

The Good of Doing Funerals

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The Good of Doing Funerals

By Wayne Lidbeck, who serves with InFaith in California

As I get older, I do more funerals. Some are expected, some unexpected. Last month, one half of a couple who had moved to our community and started attending Parkhill Community Church last year phoned me and asked if I would do the spouse’s funeral, as the spouse had just passed away. I did, and, as usual, gave a gospel witness. Many spoke to me afterwards regarding the things I had said. One man pumped me with spiritual questions for the duration of the meal following. He was hungry for the truth. Continue

House Ministry

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House Ministry

By Rick Smith, an InFaith field director

It thrills me to see the unchanging truth of the gospel communicated in ever-changing ways. I love it when our field staff considers creative ways to reach out to new people, as well as creative approaches to discipling and mentoring those who already know Jesus. Dennis Sutherby, a new candidate with InFaith, is doing this very thing through his new “House Ministry.” Located in Bancroft, Michigan, midway between Flint and Lansing, the town boasts an official population of 531.Continue

Bringing a New Generation into Ministry

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Bringing a New Generation into Ministry

By Jim Van Voorst, an InFaith field director

One of the most exciting things that happened in my ministry this past year, 2014, was the application, approval, and beginning of ministry for mission intern Daniel Toma of Dallas, Oregon. I love seeing young people join our team here in the Northwest because young people represent the future of our mission!

Daniel grew up going to an InFaith camp, Risen Son, operated by Steve & Kay Dixon and Ben & Sarah Bobeda. This past spring Daniel began to sense the leading of the Lord to seek involvement in and training for future ministry opportunities with InFaith. Continue

What Can You Do To Support Someone on the Field?

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What Can You Do To Support Someone on the Field?

By Tim Hoffman, field director

What do you think faith-based mission families need to effectively share the Gospel of Jesus with their field? What can you do? Many of us would name financial giving as the first and foremost need to be met. While this type of giving is very important and necessary, our family (serving in missions for over twenty years) really cherishes those folks that commit to praying for us on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. When we visit with supporters and we hear, “You know Wednesday morning is the time we spend to pray for you, Vivian, your children, and your ministry with the camp and field staff,” it is such an incredible encouragement!Continue