Zach and Carrie Brinegar never saw themselves as church planters. But over time, the Lord led them to believe that church planting is the most effective way of spreading the gospel. And for the last twelve years, they 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.
Eurasia Community recently tweeted and asked their followers to pray for workers to come serve with them in four countries where they currently don’t have teams: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan. This listing also includes information about those four countries from the Joshua Project website and prayercast videos for each of the four countries.
FROM THE LAUSANNE COMMITTEE FOR WORLD EVANGELIZATION:
To The Jew First
In a paper written for the 2004 Forum for World Evangelization, convened between September 29 and October 5, 2004 in Pattaya, Thailand by the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, the Issue Group on Reaching Jewish People with the Gospel provided an excellent 55-page summary of God’s covenant with the Jewish people and His mandate for Jewish evangelism, the status of Jewish believers in Jesus in the world, how Messianic Jews see themselves and various issues which exist within the Messianic community, challenges to the proclamation of the gospel to the Jewish people, and a variety of case studies regarding current practices in the field of Jewish evangelism. Click the button below to read the rest of the paper!
FROM ONE FOR ISRAEL:
He Found His North Star in the Midst of Dark and Stormy Seas
#1 New York Times Best-Selling Author Stephen King said this: “Andrew Klavan is the most original American novelist of crime and suspense since Cornell Woolrich.” In this video, Andrew tells the story of how he — a Jew once in the grip of despair and depression and very seriously contemplating suicide — came to faith in Jesus Christ in the wake of a 3-word bedtime prayer: “Thank You God.” Click the button below to watch the video!
FROM RICH TATUM:
How Digital Communication Facilitated a Wiccan’s Conversion to Christ
The Sharpe Logs represent the fascinating story of Kathi Sharpe — a practicing pagan witch (a Wiccan) who converted to Christ and was discipled through digital conversations with Rich Tatum, a then web project manager with Christianity Today International. These “logs” are just that — records of 53 different online conversations Kathi and Rich had through email and instant messenger over a period of almost an entire year. Although the logs are almost twenty years old at the time of this writing, they still provide tremendous insight into how God can work through digital means to bring people to Himself and raise them up to maturity in the faith. Click the button below to read the rest of the story!
In her excellent article entitled You’re Already Doing Internet Evangelism, so Do It Well, Amber Stamper interviews Tony Whitaker who was the founder of the Web Evangelism Guide and then coordinator of Internet Evangelism Day until his retirement in 2015.