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Rolling Pins and Christmas Traditions

December 21, 2021 |

  I am a 57-year-old man with a rolling pin and I’m not afraid to use it. But I only use it once a year. And I only bake one thing. A Christmas coffee cake that my mom and her mother baked. I’ve had that wonderful coffee cake every Christmas eve and Christmas morning of…

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Giving as God has Given to You

August 5, 2021 |

Resilient. Persevering. Innovative. Those words often describe farmers in any culture. So does generous. For years, Tim and Bev enjoyed farm life in Central Illinois, raising their family alongside their crops and livestock. Some years were difficult, with drought and depressed commodity prices, but their desire to be generous was part of their faith journey.…

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What’s in Your Hands?

July 29, 2021 |

What’s in your hands? This question has been the title of our Small Business Development (SBD) curriculum for more than 15 years. SBD training has helped disciple-makers and church planters launch several thousand small businesses in the last five years. These small businesses give disciple-makers an identity that makes sense in a Muslim village or…

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God’s Work Does Not Stop

July 21, 2021 |

“Last year, we could not train due to Covid-19 restrictions. But God’s work did not stop. It went on in ways we did not expect.” Prior to COVID-19’s most recent devastating sweep across South Asia, Global Disciples program directors had opportunities to gather in small regional groups to pray, fellowship, and share reports on the…

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Reaching the Least-Reached in Restricted Times

August 11, 2020 |

With Covid-19’s ongoing impact on our world, is it possible to continue reaching least-reached people with the Good News of Jesus? Yes. Despite rapid changes and restrictions, disciples of Jesus—people like Sara—continue to find ways to carry out His Great Commission. Sara leads a discipleship-mission training in a predominantly Muslim region of Kenya. She was…

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Living in the Love of Christ

July 21, 2020 |

“I was living my life in darkness, totally ignorant about Jesus Christ and His love,” Amrit said. Born into a Hindu family in northeast India, Amrit was raised to worship the gods and goddesses his parents did. As a young man, he observed all the festivals but often as an opportunity to drink or gamble.…

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Fruitful Out of Season

June 30, 2020 |

Towards the end of His ministry on earth, Jesus was hungry one morning as He traveled to Jerusalem. When He saw a fig tree, He only found bare leaves though He searched for fruit. The Gospel records that it was not the season for figs. Jesus was obviously disappointed; he commanded, “Let no one eat…

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Transformed by the Power of God’s Presence

June 23, 2020 |

In December 2019, I was given an amazing opportunity to travel to Uganda to capture stories for Global Disciples. I’m usually dreaming for clients at a computer, filming around the Lancaster County, or editing stories I have filmed. While my two young sons make sure I don’t stay too clean for too long, typically my life…

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24 Hours of Global Stories

May 13, 2020 |

Ever heard a story so good you had to share it? Global Disciples is sharing 24 never heard stories from all around the world. We want to share this current good news with you! Check out #24HoursOfGlobalStories on Instagram and Facebook to view more of these stories. 1. “During this period of COVID- 19 where…

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What Can I Do Today?

April 17, 2020 |

What can I do today? Have you been asking yourself that lately? Has your routine suddenly and radically shifted away from the tasks and activities that mark your time and energy? Maybe it’s not about finding a routine or rhythm but you’re asking this question out of a sense of helplessness, a need to fix…

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Creative in a Global Crisis

April 14, 2020 |

Our friends have asked Global Disciples how Covid-19 is affecting our international staff and training directors. Well, we’re only beginning to hear stories about God at work in these unusual days. Restrictions on travel, the size of gatherings, stay-at-home orders, lockdowns, and social distancing in some form are a common experience. These have forced Global…

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An Unusual Easter

April 9, 2020 |

This is not the Easter we had planned. Not the Good Friday we expected. It was going to be all spring and celebration, a time to rejoice in new life and the power of the Resurrection.   We planned to share our worship in the company of the family of God. To gather and raise our voices in…

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