A Caroling Calamity

When Sanjay* and some fellow followers of Christ decided to celebrate the Christmas season with caroling, they knew to be discreet. After all, they lived in northern India, where persecution of Christians is an everyday threat. Casually going into the streets singing...

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Navigating Difficult Conversations with Family

 The Christmas holidays can often be made more stressful by difficult family members.  Sometimes we gird ourselves up just knowing that that person will be at the family gathering. Ibu Sayang in Indonesia knows how we feel . . . When “Uncle” called Ibu Sayang to his...

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SEEKER: What is Up with all this BLOOD

Having just moved into a new neighborhood, Julie and her husband deeply desired to connect with their neighbors in a way that would allow them to share Christ with those who didn’t know him. Learning that there was a monthly ladies’ Bunco night that met in the...

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Making Inroads . . .

A worker in Austronesia tells of how the disciple making process is changing lives. Chad has been enjoying getting to know “D” through their mutual work for the last several months. Diving into the Word together using Discovery Bible Studies(DBS), the men discuss how...

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Giving Thanks Amid the Rubble

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, we want to share some stories from the earthquake-ravaged region of Austronesia. If you recall, several strong earthquakes hit the island of Indonesia over the summer. They brought devastation, but also opened doors...

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Sharing the Light of the World with Hindus

This week marked the multi-day Hindu celebration of Diwali, the Festival of Light. All over the world Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and Newar Buddhists lit oil lamps and placed them in their homes and businesses to invite the Goddess of Prosperity, Lakshmi, to bring good...

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Redeeming Diwali

The largest Hindu holiday of the year, Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is nearly upon us. Every year millions of Hindus clean and decorate their homes hoping that the goddess of good fortune will visit them bestowing her gifts. They buy presents for one another and,...

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A Bold Spiritual Conversation

A Beyond advocate, Emma, was challenged by the course she took through her college about five years ago taught by two senior staff at Beyond. During this course she was challenged with the idea that Jesus’ followers should live their lives in an openly spiritual way....

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The Power of the Simple Story . . .

The Gospel is unstoppable and uncontainable: like a river, it flows despite obstacles and barriers. It penetrates the hard-to-reach places, seeping in because the spreading of the Gospel has nothing to do with man and EVERYTHING to do with God. In this story from the...

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Hope in the Midst of Disaster

A Kairos moment- a Sovereign God-ordained opportune moment for a window of time which provides crossroads moments for His glory to be demonstrated and declared among the peoples. Between July 29th and August 12th, our workers in Indonesia walked through earthquakes of...

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