Laymanointing

…. they were unschooled, ordinary men …. they had been with Jesus …. the crippled man healed standing with them – Acts 4:13,14

You meant for evil, .. God turned it for good .. saving lives

As a six-year old boy, Brother Nathan witnessed an unthinkable attack on his father, a Christian pastor.  After the attack Nathan sought revenge and vowed to avenge his father. His … Continue reading

February 5, 2017

Where two gather in my name, I am there with them – in prison

Zhang RongLiang: 1976, Xihua, Henan Province, China One day I got word that Feng Jianguo, known as “Uncle Feng,” was going to be transferred to Xihua camp.  I was overjoyed … Continue reading

January 20, 2017

Preaching the cross … treasuring Christ’s cost

Lately, at church we’ve been worshipping the Lord with a beautiful Korean song, inspired by Paul’s words & example to Timothy 1 Timothy 1 :12-17 (NLT) 12 I thank Christ Jesus our … Continue reading

August 10, 2016

The fragrance of Christ revealed in suffering, persecution

2 stories from China in 1970s and 1980s. 1974, Fangcheng county, China Zhang RongLiang: By  May 11, I was still in shock.  Everything in me screamed with pain.  I had … Continue reading

July 10, 2016

UnHeroic Christianity

Having grown up in the East, and spent some time living in the West, … I’ve found there is a difference in Christian attitude towards opposition, persecution and shifts in … Continue reading

April 3, 2015

God, where are you?

Lessons from real life, when the way is hard and the path is dim … when suffering, persecution, and war descends. Frank, honest sharing. Benjamin Kisoni, a Congolese pastor: My … Continue reading

February 27, 2015

Church in the snow

  I cannot but feel moved viewing these scenes from a 2009 ChinaAid report of members of 守望教会, Shouwang house church meeting on a frozen snowy November Sunday morning  for … Continue reading

June 15, 2014

Bringing Bibles to North Korea

A moving video of creativity, courage and sacrifice to reach the people of this nation.  Also included is a history of Christianity in North Korea. Here’s a report from a … Continue reading

June 6, 2014

Revival in China

When China closed its doors to foreign missionaries in 1949, there were about 700,000 protestant christians.  Through extreme persecution, suffering, hardship and martyrdom, the flame of the church in China … Continue reading

May 26, 2014

God’s stories, testimonies from around the World

Just bought up a copy of Christ Our Reconciler, The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization 2010. There are a number of very uplifting, moving and inspiring testimonies from around the … Continue reading

May 23, 2014