LIGHT THE CITY - PANAMA

Last month I had the privilege of representing Global Advance at a NextGen conference in Panama City in partnership with Youth Solutions based in Colombia. Over 850 spiritual leaders from Panama and other nations registered for the Light the City event which was held at Hosanna Church in downtown Panama City. To our knowledge this was the first event of its kind in Panama. Over 30 churches participated in what many felt was a movement of the Spirit to unite churches and encourage leaders to bring the light of Jesus Christ to their respective communities.

HEARTS CAPTURED IN GERMANY

Europe is changing before our very eyes. Amidst the beautiful steeples and quaint homes of Germany is a culture that is struggling to find its identity. Hundreds of years ago this land produced great giants of the Christian faith that still echo truths to our generation. What would Martin Luther, Nicholas Von Zinzendorf, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer think of today?

5 REASONS MISSIONS MUST STAY TOP PRIORITY

Jesus said in Acts 1:8 that we will receive power to be His witnesses in Jerusalem; Judea; Samaria and ends of the earth.

Here are 5 REASONS MISSIONS MUST STAY TOP PRIORITY even in these difficult times.

A NATION DIVIDED

About 120 women had gathered in a room designed to hold 100. It was hot and crowded, but there was joy and a sense of anticipation in the atmosphere. In attendance were women in leadership: representatives from seventeen denominations from across South Sudan. Their love for God was evident in their exuberant worship (in both English and Arabic) and in the warm smiles on their faces.

FUTURE PRESIDENT OF CHILE?

I wonder how people might interact differently if they could see the future when meeting someone for the first time? Make sense? You know, like if you met me and you could see my future (somehow) and know that I was going to be a millionaire that would in the near future be funding all kinds of projects (yes please!) like the one you are thinking of starting. Make sense now? How might you act differently, if any? 

A LIGHT OF HOPE IN CAMEROON.

The dust kicked up in the air as our car made its way down the boulevard that was teeming with cars, pedestrians, motorcycles, and bicycles all maneuvering their way through the directionally complicated and congested city streets. The African sun pounded with intense heat off the city streets of Douala, Cameroon.  We had traveled through the night to arrive in time for our scheduled frontline pastors meeting.

CHURCH PLANTING IN CHINA

As the early morning sun splashed the path where I walked and prayed, a quiet confidence met my expectant heart. I was moments away from convening frontline leaders from the urban and rural villages that cover the landscape around the Sichuan Provence of China. While I prayed and prepared to train church planters to plow the soil and gather a harvest of souls, peasant workers worked their own gardens nearby.

 

A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

I peeked around the weary brick wall to find her smiling and stirring away. The pot on the fire contained a simple meal; the work of her aging hands would feed hundreds of hungry children that day who might not otherwise have access to food. Tucked away in a dark corner she faithfully tended to her post, pausing frequently to wipe her sweaty brow with the edge of her skirt.

SOUTH KOREA: FORGETTING THE WAR EXISTS

Walking the streets of downtown Seoul is always a surreal experience. It seems strange to me that so many South Korean citizens carry on their daily business, appearing to be mindless of the warfare being waged so close to their homes. Seoul sits just 30 miles from the heavily guarded North Korean border. It’s a border that’s still at war.

AN INVITATION FOR THE THIRSTY...

They came, and didn't stop coming.

Some from across town, and others on buses and planes that traveled for hours and hours across borders in the blazing sun. Hundreds of women from Nicaragua and beyond gathered together under one roof to worship and be filled with life-giving truths breathed straight from God through his Word. This is just a glimpse of what Global Advance does all around the world.