“I Look Them in the Eyes and Pray . . .”

“I Look Them in the Eyes and Pray . . .”

Hannah* is in lockdown in the Muslim nation in which she lives. Just like us, COVID-19 has her cooped up for much of the week. From the first day of the nation’s lockdown, however, Hannah has felt the Spirit leading her to intentionally engage with the shopkeepers and...

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The Goal of Every Trip is Simple: Discipleship

The Goal of Every Trip is Simple: Discipleship

Journeys into the Tazig region of the Tibetan Himalayas are purposeful. The ultimate goal of every trip is simple: discipleship. The Tazig team disciples people to Christ. This means that non-believers are in a discipleship process even before they choose to follow...

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The Quiet Guy Disappeared

The Quiet Guy Disappeared

In 2018, Sanjay and John, national partners of BEYOND’s South Asian field leaders, conducted a series of disciple-making trainings in Northern India. One of the participants was a man named Satish. He was a quiet person. He listened intently to the discussions but...

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Dreams of Crossing Borders

Dreams of Crossing Borders

God gave Kevin, Beyond’s East Asia strategy coordinator, a desire to see disciples from movements cross-pollinate into other people groups where there are no believers. For a long time, he saw no movement toward this dream. Then God brought *Kevin into a coaching...

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“My Lip Has Fallen Off!”

“My Lip Has Fallen Off!”

You never know how God has prepared people to receive truth from his word. Sometimes we think we are the first to bring the gospel into an unreached place when, in fact, God has already been at work. *Krish’s testimony illustrates God’s work in his life before he met...

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“Oh No! I Wouldn’t Know What to Say!”

“Oh No! I Wouldn’t Know What to Say!”

“So, what exactly do you missionaries do?” Betty asked. Lisa was surprised by the question. The two women had struck up an immediate friendship when they met in language class. Betty had retired to the same South Asian country where Lisa and Travis had recently moved...

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“He Will Take You to a Better Place”

“He Will Take You to a Better Place”

 Part Two: Last week we began following the journey of a church (eLife - pastored by Chris Galanos) so intent on making disciples that they were willing to transition away from the traditional church model to do so. We continue with our story just after they found...

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From Big to Small – for a Big Movement

From Big to Small – for a Big Movement

 Part One: If you were to walk into our church during the first ten years and then walk in now, you’d probably feel as if you’d entered two totally different churches. And you’d be right. As Experience Life approached its tenth anniversary, I reflected on our journey....

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“What Happened Next Was a Blur . . .”

“What Happened Next Was a Blur . . .”

Muharis and Ani met and married shortly after they had each been through a multi-week discipleship training on Disciple Making Movements (DMM) led by Beyond field leaders Ryan and Anna. Muharis and Ani wondered: How would Father God have them serve, in light of his...

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“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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