“Your Words Are No Help to Me . . .”

“Your Words Are No Help to Me . . .”

Not long ago, some disciples of Jesus visited a nearby village in rural north India. Just as Jesus commanded in Luke 10, this small group walked through the village until they found a family interested in talking. They were invited into the hut of this very poor...

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“Bold Risk Taking . . .”

“Bold Risk Taking . . .”

Bold risk-taking does not come naturally to Jin Yee*, so she relied on the Holy Spirit for courage to speak. She remembered the discipleship training she had attended a week before. In the training, they had read through Luke 10:1-16 and Matthew 9:35-10:16 -- passages...

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“What Are We Going to Do When These People Show Up . . .”

“What Are We Going to Do When These People Show Up . . .”

 It was the night before ten of Alison’s* friends would come over to study what the Bible said about God’s heart for the lost. Her roommate, Karly, a Beyond field worker, had just finished making muffins and asked, “How are you feeling about leading the training?” ...

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Don’t Give Up!

Don’t Give Up!

When Ying Kai was a young student in Taiwan, he worked hard to pass an important exam that would enable him to get into a good middle school. He really wanted a new bicycle to ride 30 minutes to the new school, but doubted he would get it since his family was so poor....

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The First Christmas Celebration: Not What You May Think

The First Christmas Celebration: Not What You May Think

This year, some people are celebrating their first Christmas ever!  Many others, twenty centuries after the first Christmas, are still waiting! In the 1950s, my parents saw in a new way the true joy of Christmas. A young Indonesian man had recently come to faith and...

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“I’m in this Job for a Reason . . .”

“I’m in this Job for a Reason . . .”

God convicted *John of not sharing his faith with his unbelieving co-workers. He became convinced that God had placed him in the exact cubicle, in this exact job for a reason - to tell them about Jesus and what he had done in John’s life.  John began by laying a...

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Prayer Walking: An Important Part of our Strategy

Prayer Walking: An Important Part of our Strategy

*Trisha was excited when *Saeng offered to lead her through a prayer-walking exercise. “Come, invite anyone," Saeng said. "I’ll invite people too!” When the day arrived, five ladies gathered in the busy streets of the Mekong city they loved.  Saeng set the method and...

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Thanking God for New Disciple Makers: Jesus, Paul, and Us

Thanking God for New Disciple Makers: Jesus, Paul, and Us

Have you ever realized that all the new disciples Jesus, Paul and their teams made were the first disciples where none had ever been?  What did they do? Over and over, we find Jesus and Paul thanking God for these new disciples and leaders! In Luke 10:21, Jesus...

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From Triangles to Circles

From Triangles to Circles

The BEYOND South Asia team had a problem. God had birthed a movement with them serving as catalysts. Now the movement among their focus people group had grown too large to continue using their old training and equipping model. As problems go, it was a good problem to...

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I Told Him I was Quitting . . .

I Told Him I was Quitting . . .

Before joining BEYOND, *Charlie worked in the IT industry. He specialized in indirect sales and marketing; he educated and supported hundreds of salesmen. He also led efforts to simplify products so lower-skilled resellers could effectively market them. “I wasn’t good...

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Prayer for the Hindu World: Children’s Bible Camp

Prayer for the Hindu World: Children’s Bible Camp

A multi-ethnic church in a half-South-Asian neighborhood in the United States decided to have a summer backyard Bible club for children. Each week featured a different Bible story. In addition to the storytelling, there were related games, crafts, activities and...

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