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The Power of Prayer | November 2019

Dear friends,   V was famous in his Pakistan community as a star cricket player … and for gambling. But as he became more and more involved with a new cricket club called Serve Pakistan that emphasized spiritual training as much as physical training, his life was...

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Look to The Rock from Which You Were Hewn | October 2019

Dear friends, In one of the darkest days of the people of Israel, the Lord spoke through Isaiah… “Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the Lord: look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug.  Look to Abraham...

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GROW-ing the Gospel | September 2019

Dear friends, Amina* was desperate, alone, and vulnerable.  Sharing a tiny Beirut apartment with several other families and separated from a husband searching for work in Turkey, she needed a safe place to leave her child while she looked for work. Somehow, she found...

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A Privileged Opportunity | August 2019

Dear friends, S* has become one of my closest friends, a man who inspires me with his example of living missionally. I first met S and A, his wife, in August 2015, while preaching at Faith Church. I noticed this South Asian family enter the back of the sanctuary and...

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Fruitful Work in Kazakhstan | July 2019

Dear friends, Two EPC World Outreach church-planting teams began work in the former Soviet Union in the mid-1990s. One team planted Holy Trinity Church in southwestern Siberia. The other team planted a presbytery of churches in Kazakhstan – now known as the...

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A Great Barrier to Evangelism | June 2019

Dear friends, During my first trip to India I taught a course on the five solas of the Reformation. The national leaders who organized the event had reserved the upper room of a Catholic charity for the day and filled it with plastic lawn chairs. As I arrived early, I...

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Finding Someplace Different to Love Our Neighbors | May 2019

Dear friends, In the first year of the EPC’s existence, denominational leaders gathered in Denver to create World Outreach, and invited the foremost Presbyterian missiologist of the time, Ralph Winter, to join them. Dr. Winter’s advice – “The easy places have already...

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The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship | April 2019

Dear friends, The Islamic Center of Johnson County is located directly across the street from the library I frequent. So for two full years I had prayed for the people there and had felt prompted by the Holy Spirit to pull into the parking lot and talk to someone. And...

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Musings from Syria | March 2019

Dear friends, What would it take for you to stay in Syria over the past seven years? I found myself silently asking that question…of myself…during a recent visit to Syria. I was there with the Outreach Foundation. A group that grew from Presbyterian roots and...

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Praying for Spiritual Breakthrough | February 2019

Dear friends, In 2001 the EPC had high hopes for a new project. We sent a team of EPC families led by Greg and Sally Livingstone to live and work among the 17+ million Malays of Malaysia who were without a single church reaching their own people. 13 years later the...

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