Marriage Night Simulcast Event

We have an exciting opportunity coming up on May 17, 2019 at World Indigenous Missions in New Braunfels, Texas! We are registered as a host site for the first-ever Marriage Night simulcast event presented by RightNow Media, and we would love for you to attend. Live too far away? There are several locations across the United States. Just enter your zip code on the registration site to find a location near you.

Marriage Night is a one-night event for married and engaged couples to laugh and learn as they hear from marriage experts and discover how to honor God through their relationship. The speaker lineup includes Francis and Lisa Chan, Les and Leslie Parrott, and comedian Michael Jr. Mark your calendar and plan to attend—it’ll be worth your time!

Tickets are available for $30 per couple. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the event begins at 7 PM. Click below to register to attend Marriage Night here in New Braunfels, TX or at a location near you.

https://www.marriagenight.org/

Please contact us if you will need childcare during the event.

We look forward to seeing you at Marriage Night on May 17!

Prayer Requests

Pray for our missionaries’ safety as they travel from country to country, from city to jungle and mountain villages, or just across town. 

Pray for our missionaries’ good health and for protection from disease.

Pray for our missionaries and their families to walk in God’s favor as they apply for new visas or extend existing ones. 

Pray for our missionaries’ families to remain united, not allowing Satan to divide or destroy them. Pray for our missionaries’ children to grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, especially for their hearts and minds to be protected from Satan’s schemes to distract, divert, discourage, and destroy their faith. 

Pray for more workers for the harvest fields where God is calling WIM.

Pray for Orientation/Training to be filled with the people God wants to come this year.

Pray for the 2019 WIM International Conference in San Antonio, Texas. As a group, we are only able to get together one time every three years. These are important times together for the WIM family to reconnect with fellow WIMers, times of refreshing as we worship together, and times of learning about new tools that we can use to continue our work of making disciples.

Recommended Reading: “Miraculous Movements,” by Jerry Trousdale

(adapted from Amazon’s review of this book)

How do the people most resistant to the transformative power of the Gospel come to be its most devoted followers?

Miraculous Movement recounts an amazing change taking place within Muslim communities where the truth of Jesus Christ is turning around the lives of many Muslims from more than twenty people groups. Discover through the sometimes humorous, often sobering, but always enlightening and encouraging true stories how imams, sheikhs, and entire mosques are forsaking Islam and embracing Christ.

Author Jerry Trousdale explains that “counter-intuitive disciple-making” is the biblical approach that makes such dramatic transformation possible.

WIM missionary Chad P. describes this as …
Sticking to simple principles that are found in the Bible, instead of using clever marketing techniques. Focusing on making disciples, not converts. Going slowly at first to be more fruitful. Focusing on a few people to win many, instead of trying to get mass conversions. Engaging an entire family, not just one person at a time. Sharing only when and where people are ready to hear. Starting with Creation and moving to Christ, instead of starting with Christ. Making the focus on discovering God’s will and obeying what God tells us to do, instead of teaching lots of Bible knowledge. We should aim to ‘disciple people to conversion’, not the other way around […] encouraging and coaching lost people, from the beginning, to obey biblical truth.

It seems that we could avoid many problems in discipleship, if we teach people to obey God from the beginning of their relationship with Him. … I liked how this book presented practical advice that can be reproduced all over the world. The emphasis placed on prayer was also refreshing. The idea of finding a person of peace to be a gateway into cities, communities, and even nations is […] is definitely something to pray for, in reaching a region with the gospel.

WIM missionary Jon Looney explains further:
Sometimes, we assume people already know about God and Creation, and we think they are ready to skip straight to Christ; when we should really start right where God started—at Creation.

Many times, as missionaries, we go where God has called us and start preaching or sharing [the Gospel] and do not notice whether they are ready to hear what we are sharing. Then, many times, we do not see the results we had hoped for and [find] ourselves feeling defeated and burned out. The basic idea is to make disciples like Jesus did, and that is not through mass evangelism, but through connecting with a few people on a deeper level, and teaching them to do the same. [We should do] it like Jesus did—discipling and sharing with an individual or family and, then, teaching them how to share; so they can do the same process with another individual or family. That is how the Gospel was spread back in the time after Jesus; and it still works today.

Speaking of useful free apps, check out the Jesus Film Project app!

A big “THANK YOU” to Frank White of Cru for telling us about this app!

He states,

“Featuring the Jesus film (based on Luke’s Gospel and originally distributed by Warner Bros.), the app includes over 200 videos (feature length, shorts, anime and mini-series) purposed for evangelism and discipleship in a multitude of languages. As of Jan. 2019 the Jesus film itself is available in over 1,700 languages, including some for the deaf!

The app boasts several robust features. It allows videos to be watched in their entirety or in brief clips, with low or high quality viewing, and the opportunity to show clips of Jesus’ ministry (in any of the languages), then immediately texting or emailing a link to the person for the entire film.
The map shows every country with the number of translated languages for each country, further broken down into the videos available for each language. It then links to those films in the requested language.
The Jesus Film App makes every smartphone user a missionary to every nation. And yes, it’s all free.”

Currently available in almost 1,700 languages, their goal is to have the Jesus Film Project library of media available in every language of the world, on any device. This app is designed to be the tool that can equip anyone, anywhere to introduce people they love to Jesus.

You can download any video and keep it forever, for free. You can share clips, episodes, or even entire films for free online. This media was made to be shared and given away, so you can use the whole library to share the good news of Jesus with anyone and everyone.

Learn more and download the app here

Amazon just announced another bonus donation opportunity for World Indigenous Missions! Through January 31, 2019, AmazonSmile will donate 15% the purchase price of new print magazine subscriptions. Visit https://smile.amazon.com/b?node=18541223011 for details.