Judy Gaskin, an Alliance missionary in Indonesia for nearly 45 years, talks about being a “hillbilly from Alabama” from a dysfunctional family. Saved through the love of an Alliance pastor’s wife, Judy pursued her call to overseas children’s ministry, through which thousands of children have come to Christ. “God delights in using the simple things, someone ordinary like me, to do great things for Him,” she concludes. For more of her story, see “Judy’s Kids” in the January/February 2017 issue of Alliance Life magazine.
We believe that nothing of lasting value can be done unless it is bathed in prayer. His passionate belief that prayer undergirds all ministry compelled Alliance founder A. B. Simpson to create a prayer league that would focus on the world’s evangelization. He believed that this Prayer Alliance would prove to be the “mightiest force in the spread of missions.” That force still drives The Alliance today. Prayer is the primary work of God’s people.
Have we completely yielded our lives to Christ in such a way that we are open to whatever His Spirit would like to do in and through us? In a three-part series produced by Riverside Church in Minnesota, John unpacks God’s call on The Alliance as a Christ-centered, Acts 1:8, family. Be sure to watch Acts 1:8 Part 2 and Acts 1:8 Part 3 of John's teaching.
Dennis Whalen, Alliance vice president for Development, tells stories of what the Great Commission Fund has made possible, including the building of a school in the Middle East that gives children access to a quality education—and the gospel.
Dennis Whalen, C&MA vice president for Development, explains how participating in the 2013 Alliance Year-End Offering will help U.S. Alliance churches fulfill their call to extend the light of Jesus to the darkest areas of the world.