Stories

God is transforming lives in mission and we would like to share these stories of transformation with you. Read about God's work in the stories from our missionaries and short term mission teams.

There were bluebonnet flowers and horses and cowboys and a big map of Texas.

Read more: Cut of the Same Cloth

When I visited the Middle East this past summer, I was overwhelmed by so many tragic stories of conflict, violence, and abuse. But I also heard some incredible stories of hope.

Read more: Freedom for a Yazidi Refugee

One year ago, in the Fall 2016 issue of Witness, we featured a story called, “Always Smiling,” which documented the author’s encounter with a young woman in Central Asia from Muslim background who decided to follow Jesus. The article below, written by the same author after her most recent visit to Central Asia, is the amazing continuation of the young woman’s journey of faith in Jesus.

Read more: Still Smiling

The last time I was in the village, I tripped over a broken brick.
Looking at the debris on the cold, damp mud floor on which the children sat, I wondered what could be done.

Read more: No Enemies

As part of our HADIME discipleship training program, it was time to put into practice what we had been learning. God was inviting us to go and minister in the small towns around Guadalajara.

Read more: The Treasure hunt

She was smoking, as people of surprising ages are more likely to do in France, and had an edgy yet sweet vibe about her.

Read more: Planting Roses

God is getting our attention. It is amazing how he does this. We have seen him use rain storms, monks and even snakes to bring people to repentance.

Read more: God is Big Enough

“Our church is located in the Cauca province, in the rural village of La Esperanza, which in Spanish means ‘hope’,”

Read more: Crossing the Street in Cauca

Following the 2008 earthquake in East Asia, Renchen was left paralyzed and totally dependent. She often felt like a burden to her care-givers, a waste of their time.

Read more: Wasting Time

For weeks, Pastor Moe Aung lived in a mud bath. Every day he crawled down into a hole in the ground and dug with his hands. Twenty-five feet down and thousands of buckets of mud later, he hit an underground stream!

Read more: Wells of Faith

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