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Watch this gripping and inspiring story about a young evangelist in Southeast Asia who followed Jesus with courage and gave his life for the church in his village. Told by Bob Davis, long-term worker formerly based in Southeast Asia.

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The Way Home

Standing beside Dulce and Janet in the huge Catholic church of Tlalixtac, I decided to just be in the moment, present and taking one step at a time, trying to be humble and full of grace while being introduced to our town’s people in a very public and official way.

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The Presence of Jesus in Suffering

Jeremiah 52; Revelation 1; Psalm 143,144

“I, John…was on the island of Patmos because of the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus.” Revelation 1:9
“Then he put out Zedekiah’s eyes, bound him with bronze shackles and took him to Babylon, where he put him in prison till the day of his death.” Jeremiah 52:11

Jeremiah the prophet called Zedekiah and his leadership team to repent and obey the word of the Lord. He prophesied the specific judgment that should happen to Zedekiah if he persisted in resisting God’s word to him. Torture and prison awaited him. John the apostle also found himself exiled in prison on an island. However, he was suffering for the testimony of Jesus and the Word of God, not rebellion. Not all suffering is the same. Some suffer for their rebellion and sin, others for their faithfulness and witness for Christ. The difference is the presence of Jesus in the midst of the suffering. John received the amazing revelation of Jesus Christ and His eternal redemptive plan while suffering. We cannot underestimate the value of suffering when Jesus is leading and present in our lives.

Lord Jesus, walk with me this day and give me your perspective of all I face, for your glory.

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Robert & Marlene
Give thanks for this couple, involved in both discipleship and vocational training of young men, training them to become catalysts for transformation in their region. Please also intercede for their daughters, both recovering from concussions. Pray for healing, and that they would not become discouraged in the process.

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. –Lamentations 3:22-23

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