Tag: prayer

Helping Missionaries Win the Battle

WIM is more than just anoth­er mis­sions agen­cy. It’s a
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Carnaval Prayer Strikes in Bolivia

Crown of Bolivian intercessors

All across the con­ti­nent, peo­ple were begin­ning to cel­e­brate Carnaval, bet­ter known in the States as Mardi Gras. It’s a Catholic fes­ti­val with pagan roots, and in Sucre, is a time for drunk­en­ness, vio­lence, sex­u­al immoral­i­ty and idol­a­try. Oftentimes, drunk par­ents will parade around town with their bewil­dered chil­dren in tow. Sucre’s Christian com­mu­ni­ty usu­al­ly takes advan­tage of the extra-long week­end to go out of town on a spe­cial retreat. But this year, God led us in a dif­fer­ent direc­tion…

Passing the Torch: Kids in Missions

Man telling Bible stories to crowd of captivated children

Am I going to have to wait until I’m an old man to teach peo­ple about the Lord?” our nine year old son blurt­ed out in frus­tra­tion. Earlier, Caleb had over­heard my wife and I dis­cussing who would run her week­ly bible class in the vil­lage dur­ing her absence… and he felt like it should be him. After all, I had just prayed with him the night before about God using him to min­is­ter to oth­ers. This was his oppor­tu­ni­ty…

God Has Heard Your Prayer!

piano keys

Zechariah was a Jewish priest. He and his wife Elizabeth want­ed to have chil­dren, but Elizabeth was bar­ren. They had prayed for many years, but their prayers were not answered. Now that they were well past child­bear­ing years, it is very like­ly that they had stopped pray­ing and had accept­ed the fact that they would die child­less…

Veteran Missionary David Garcia: Mayans, Miracles, and Mount Sinai

David Garcia is no ordi­nary man. Actually, he is ordi­nary, but his tenac­ity and per­se­ver­ance make him extra­or­di­nary. I have seen him con­front and over­come much adver­si­ty in the course of his min­istry. I first met David in 1983 at King’s Way Missionary Institute in McAllen, Texas. He was already…

Prayer Protects Lives in Mexico

Testimony from a WIM mis­sion­ary choos­ing to stay anony­mous for safe­ty rea­sons: We made it home to Mexico, safe and sound, just as we prayed. There was one hitch at the bor­der when the cartel stopped us for a… Read More

Corruption Lost the Battle in King City

King City, CA

By Joshua Allen Recently, some friends invit­ed me to accom­pa­ny them and their church to pray for a town 50 miles north of us, King City, CA. This town is on the divid­ing line between two major rival… Read More

Husband and Father Transformed

Mexican man

By Chris Trueworthy (Missionary 259) Names in this true sto­ry have been changed for the sake of pri­va­cy. Mary came to church faith­ful­ly pray­ing for her fam­i­ly. Once in a while, her hus­band, Santiago, would come and may­be… Read More

Which Art in Heaven

sundial

In his book Kneeling with Giants, Gary Neal Hansen explores the meth­ods of prayer prac­ticed by the renowned of Christendom. He devotes an entire chap­ter to Martin Luther and allows the Reformer to expound the virtues of the… Read More

Staying in Tune

You are sick and ask for prayer. People respond, “We’re think­ing about you.” Or, “We’re send­ing vibes your way.” We have already talked about the bib­li­cal per­spec­tive of thought in two pre­vi­ous blogs. But what about vibes? Is… Read More