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  • Disciples Who Make Disciples

    Andreas Steffensen
    May 13, 2019

    God makes a way for his children and gives them his favor, no matter how desperate their situation.

    In Acts chapter 3, Peter and John are entering the temple, and a lame beggar asks them for money. Peter responds, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you.”

    Pause there. This is a very strange response.

  • A School for Christ

    Rachel Chimits
    May 9, 2019

    Two church leaders in El Salvador were moved to help the country’s children and build toward a better future.

    In 1961, John and Lois Bueno were invited to El Salvador to become the pastors of Centro Evangelistico Church. 

    They left their home in California and moved to El Salvador’s capital to start a new life and ministry, hardly guessing the magnitude of the plans God had in store for them. 

  • A Leap of Faith

    Rachel Chimits
    May 6, 2019

    When we’re making major life decisions or are faced with a huge change, planning our next move can be challenging.

    David Brinkley is credited with having once said, “She took a leap of faith and grew her wings on the way down.”

  • Multiplying Churches in the Congo

    Andreas Steffensen
    May 3, 2019

    How the belief in change for one man has extending to his entire town and beyond into neighboring villages.

    Driving at breakneck speeds down dusty, unpaved roads, we approach a military checkpoint. Our regional coordinator sits in the back of the aging Land Cruiser, his head thumping the roof every time we hit a pothole.

  • The Promise of a Mansion

    Rachel Chimits
    May 2, 2019

    In a fairytale life gone wrong, one young Filipino woman finds a true rescuing hero in her heavenly Father.

    Krystal’s parents came to her and explained that she could finish high school, but that was all. She needed to find work to help support the family.

    In the Philippines, this scenario was nothing strange, particularly for low-income families. At age 18, Krystal dutifully started work in Quezon, one of many poor, young women toiling in minimum wage jobs.

  • Finding the Ultimate Architect

    Ilya Shchetinin
    April 30, 2019

    One World Challenge scholarship student shares how he went from a prospective architect to ministry leader.

    I’m from Oregon City, outside Portland. Life was normal, going the usual route until this guy named Stan who was a Summit graduate married someone at my church. Whenever he was speaking, I noticed something different about him, so I finally approached him and said, “Hey, we should talk.”