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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

A Businessman’s Stewardship

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A Businessman’s Stewardship

By Andy Gordley, who serves with InFaith “on loan” to SCORE International in Costa Rica

A businessman approached me several times and asked if we could help him. One of his goals as a successful businessman had been to make a lot of money, but God changed his heart as he struggled with health issues and also grieved the loss of his younger brother. His new goal was to use sports to reach out to other people and help them, but more importantly, to spread the truth of the gospel. Continue

Great Things He Is Doing

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Great Things He Is Doing

By Anthony and Jenny Volkert, who serve with InFaith in Illinois

We could write for a long time the many miracles that have been happening – from those on our prayer list who were battling cancer finding out that there is not a trace of cancer in them, to seeing some in the community attending services for the first time in their lives, to seeing a child make a precious prayer of salvation and confession, to seeing baptisms, to seeing a family join the church for the first time in years. God is at work all around us, and He is allowing us to be a part of the great things that He is doing. The church is alive! Continue

A Need for Boldness

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A Need for Boldness

By Glenn Luppold, who serves with InFaith in Ohio

During one of my weekly visits at the local hospital as a volunteer chaplain, I talked with a man not older than his early forties. He was husky, broad-faced, and square-jawed with good features, but not the effusive type. His wife was seated on the other side of the bed. Continue

Transformation

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Transformation

By Paul Lehman, who serves with InFaith in Colorado

“Paul, did I ever tell you that God saved me out of selling drugs?” my friend asked. I would never have guessed that was the case, based on the transformation that had taken place between his selling days and the time I knew him.

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about transformation. As I converse with fellow believers and hear their stories, I realize that God loves transforming us and our communities. I have a pastor friend whose ministry is focused not only on saving people but also on bring the transforming power of the Holy Spirit to bear on their life situations. Whole communities are being transformed by the power of prayer and people seeking the face of God. Continue