After multiple tours in Iraq dating back to 2004, after losing his entire squad to combat and suicide, he returned to the States full of skepticism and anger, and a view that the words “Arab” and “terrorist” were synonymous. But through a missionary church service, the Holy Spirit touched his heart. He and his wife moved…

Local prisons are crowded and conditions, extremely challenging. Yet, a group of Christian Arabs regularly visit these prisons and conduct Bible studies, pray with inmates, and give clothing and other useful items. One of these brothers shared an recent encounter from a prison visit… The guard brought me into a large courtyard with nearly 300…

“What have you been learning from the Gospels, Salamat?” “I just read about how Abraham died on the cross and rose from the dead.” Zoumi struggled to cut in as he recovered from laughing: “Don’t worry! I am teaching him well; he’s just not good with names.” This conversation ranks as my most joyful of my three…

A collection of excerpts from “The Complete Book of Christian Heroes: Over 200 Stories of Courageous People Who Suffered for Jesus” (Dave and Neta Jackson, Tyndale House, 2005) Adrian Corneliss Holland, 1552 Dear friends, I have always been careful not to know much, so that in case I should be arrested, I might not have much…

By Dick Brogden Jennifer and I took time this summer to rest, renew, read, and refresh. As part of the process I decided to re-read C. S. Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia” and re-watch J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of The Rings.” Of the plethora of rich material one common theme reached out and…

“Tell me how should I help my friend who has depression?” My friend looked across the table at me and waited for my response. “Now remember, Miriam, I’m not a psychologist. I’m only studying counseling right now,” I replied. “Yes, but you know more than I do! What should I do?” I began to ask…

By Dick Brogden Have you ever heard of Butch Songin? Me either. Tom Yewcic? Doesn’t ring a bell. Eddie Wilson? Babe Parilli? Don Trull? What about Tom Sherman, Mike Taliaferro, Neil Graff, or Tom Owen? Still nothing? Let’s try Matt Cavanaugh, Bob Bleier, Tom Ramsey, Marc Wilson, Hugh Millen, Tommy Hudson, Jeff Carlson, Scott Secules,…

By Dick Brogden There is an old chorus that says: Oh, my precious brother When the world’s on fire You need my Jesus To be your Savior… I sang this today while sitting in the Eden green of Malewa, Kenya. Malewa is a little haven on the Malu River outside Naivasha, nestled in forest and…

By Dick Brogden In missions, ministry, marriage, and life we will deal with disappointment in others and in ourselves. Here are some ways we can deal with the inevitable disappointment that arises from being fallen humans living and working with fallen humans: Keep your eyes on Jesus. There is only One who never fails. Parents,…

By Dick Brogden Who have I led to the Lord recently? I immediately qualify my response: planting churches is hard. Others, better than I, have labored for years without seeing conversions. My role is to just pick stones out of the field. I do not have the gift of evangelism. Many have come to the…

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