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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!

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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

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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