a ministry of WorldVenture
One of the victories in Northwest Argentina is a man named Jose Lorente. Before his conversion he was a very cruel and just plan bad person. For years we visited his family, but he showed no interest in the Gospel. Then he had a health crisis and came to know Christ as Savior. The change in him has been nothing short of miraculous! Though never in good health, he became a faithful church member. However, his health has taken a sharp turn for the worse. In fact, at this writing he is in the…Continue
Added by Steve and Marlene Estes on June 13, 2013 at 1:52pm — No Comments
I'm back in Ferkessedougou, in the middle of a six-week separation from Glenn. We hadn't planned this, in fact, it was just the day before we were slated to fly out of Detroit after our home assignment that the doctor told Glenn he really needed at least five weeks of physical therapy for his painful knee. We decided that I should return without him, since many time-oriented events and task were piling up. We had peace about it, but it's never easy to be apart this long. And the…Continue
Added by Linnea Boese on May 25, 2013 at 12:08pm — No Comments
Jonathan is a staff member with WorldVenture in Myanmar, and he is seeing the country of Myanmar begin to open its doors and be part of the world stage once again. Jonathan mentors and disciples students in national school settings throughout Myanmar.…Continue
Added by Transformed Lives on May 24, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments
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A short investment of business coaching and agricultural insight helped transform multiple communities in Northern Cote D'Ivoire. This short investment was in the tending of bees.
Traditional bee hives, because of their shape and make-shift proportions, do not maximize the…Continue
Added by Transformed Lives on May 2, 2013 at 10:41am — No Comments
Journey Corps is looking for ten young adults (ages 18-28) who are adventurous, passionate about cross-cultural ministry, and who want to be part of launching a new site in the Visayas Islands, Philippines. You can play an influential part of creating a new ministry partnership with the national church, leave your mark on the formative years of this national ministry, and walk side-by-side in faith and…Continue
Added by Transformed Lives on April 30, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
In our last prayer letter we mentioned a man named Antonio. There is some more news about him. I went to see Antonio again and was able to share the Gospel with him. His reaction was one that we hear often in Argentina. He believes that he is saved because he tries to do the right thing and behaves better than many other people. While the wording can vary, the basic idea is that people see themselves as good and on that basis they resort to comparisons with those who are not as good as them.…Continue
Added by Steve and Marlene Estes on April 23, 2013 at 2:54pm — No Comments
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"Jesus, thou Prince of Life, Thy chosen cannot die; like Thee,
they conquer in the strife, to reign with Thee on high."
In this Easter season, we not…Continue
Added by Transformed Lives on March 27, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
We attend a church that meets in Lexington, Massachusetts. Lexington, where the Revolutionary War started, is a key location in American history. One Sunday morning, I experienced firsthand something of this Great Transition from American history to Majority World history. After the service, I met a young man by the name of Isaac Oyibo. Immediately I recognized that his is an African name.
"Isaac, where are you from?" I asked.
"I'm from Nigeria," he replied.
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March 5, 2013
Recently a couple tragic events have occurred in Northern Argentina. One of my students at the resident theological seminary was engaged to be married. There was news that she had been diagnosed with lupus and was not doing well. But it was still quite a shock when we heard that she had passed away! She was only about 20 years old and this is extremely sad for her family and fiancé. Please pray for him and for the Palma family during this difficult time.
Added by Steve and Marlene Estes on March 5, 2013 at 4:55pm — No Comments
From Jamie and Alissa Shattenberg, Madagascar
Sunday, Jamie preached in church. As is custom, someone from the congregation was asked to read the scripture. The young woman in her early twenties stood, holding her 18-month old daughter in her arms. She juggled the baby and her Bible, trying to locate the verses she was to read. Two women came to her aid, one to hold her child, and the other to help her find the scripture.
She started to…Continue
Added by Transformed Lives on February 20, 2013 at 11:28am — No Comments
I am a mirror.
It boils down to this:
all the significance
I’ve longed for
is held within the simple truth
that I am a reflector.
I turn to God,
facing him in all his majesty,
to let him beam into my soul
and radiate from there
to light the world.
I must stay tuned,
sensitive to each adjustment
of my angle, knowing that
the Spirit is at work in…Continue
Added by Linnea Boese on February 19, 2013 at 3:19pm — No Comments
À mon avis Microsoft doit relever le défi de la commercialisation de ces caractéristiques individuelles des jeunes adultes. Je pense que s'ils le font, ils donneront naissance à une vague de nouveaux utilisateurs et fidèle. Certaines options de la fonction comme Zune Pass, il faudra un changement de paradigme avec les utilisateurs, mais je peux témoigner qu'il vaut la peine et une fois que les gens commencent à y penser, il aura une valeur pour eux aussi.. Lors de la sélection du maïs,…Continue
Added by Anna on February 19, 2013 at 1:09am — No Comments
An elderly lady had attended our church for some time. One day we found out where she lived and decided it would be a good idea to visit her. We have become concerned that even people who attend church for some time may not know the Gospel message, as strange as that sounds. This lady lives with relatives and I went to her house one afternoon. She had been part of other congregations and was baptized in a church she previously attended. I explained that we were glad to have her at our church…Continue
Added by Steve and Marlene Estes on January 31, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
We thank God that we are in the eleventh day of our annual 21days fasting and prayer,our night prayer meetings have been indeed honored by the presence of God to save,pray with as that this year shall be another year of fruitful work in our missionary fields.
Added by pastor theo tetteh on January 25, 2013 at 9:37am — No Comments
Greetings from the Southern Hemisphere. During the summer here it has been very hot and humid in our neck of the woods.
We want to share a brief prayer request. There are people who have visited our church and we would like to share the Gospel with them and the members of their respective families. But lately we have had a hard time finding these folks home, even after a number of attempts.
Do pray that we will be able to find them home and share the good news with…Continue
Added by Steve and Marlene Estes on January 19, 2013 at 4:12pm — No Comments