In this article, I review Dr. Carolyn Knight’s book In Search of Persons of Peace: Inspirational Stories of How Ordinary People Influence Multitudes for Christ and share whether I believe it would be a valuable addition to your library of world missions resources.
Matthew and Marsena Cunningham find themselves at the center of a strategic opportunity to serve the Lord for the completion of the Great Commission in our generation.
Dr. Heather Marten is a missionary pediatrician to the nation of Zambia in south-central Africa.
Heather first felt called to missions when she was 12 years old, but wasn’t sure what that would mean. Through a variety of influences, she ended up in Zambia where she uses her knowledge and experience in pediatrics and tropical medicine to bring both spiritual and physical hope and healing to the Zambian people.
Nate Craft had a dream. And he had a plan to reach his dream, a plan to live the life he had always wanted. He was a Division 1 football player at Jacksonville State University. He was a pre-med major with a 4.0 grade point average. Nate was popular on campus. He was on his way to being happy and successful. Nate had a plan.
God also had a plan. God had a plan for the 92 unreached people groups who live in the jungles of the Amazon Basin which surround the end of the road where the town of Yurimaguas lies in the region of Loreto, Peru.
And God had a plan for Nate.
Justin Canavan has a wealth of experience in using creative media. He has served as a videographer, producer, director, camera operator, lighting director, stage manager, tech team facilitator, director of photography, etc. He graduated cum laude from Evangel University with a Bachelor of Science in Film with minors in Broadcasting and Biblical Studies.
But in all his experience, you will find a common thread. He uses creative media to spread the gospel. Whether he was serving as a media intern at a local church, fulfilling several roles within Evangel University’s media programs, or acting as a camera operator for various television programs and films, Justin’s passion has been finding ways to use media to declare the message of God’s love to an increasingly visually-driven world.
For the last twelve years, Zach and Carrie Brinegar have proclaimed the message of Jesus’ love to those who have never heard the gospel, first in Northern Asia. Now, with God’s direction, they are moving to Vienna, Austria to plant a church in a city whose population of 1.8 million people is 25% atheist and only 0.5% evangelical.
The most recent article on their website, Never Say Never, tells the story of how the Lord took a couple who never saw themselves as church planters and yet over time led them to believe that church planting is the most effective way of spreading the gospel — to the point that now they are obviously passionate about planting a church for Him among the unreached.