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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Prayer for the Hindu World: Family Identity

Prayer for the Hindu World: Family Identity

“All I want is to be a teacher,” says Arpit, “but I studied computer engineering. My neighbors will tease my parents if I take a job at a school. They’ll say, ‘Why did you educate him in such a big field and now all he’s doing is teaching?’ So, I’m still looking for a...

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Prayer for the Hindu World: Char Dham – Badrinath

Prayer for the Hindu World: Char Dham – Badrinath

High up in the Himalayan Mountains of the Indian state of Uttarakhand sits the famous Badrinath Temple. Badrinath is the final and most challenging destination of the four Char Dham pilgrimage sites. The Badrinath Temple sits in a small town (also called Badrinath)...

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What Stands in Your Way?

What Stands in Your Way?

Once or twice a month in East Asia, Amy has lunch with her friend May, primarily to provide May with an opportunity to discuss what she’s learning from God’s Word and how she is applying it in her life. For some time, Amy, a BEYOND mission catalyst, has had a strong...

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