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.Watch video
Recorded at Wheaton College after John spoke to 2,000 Hmong youth, this video blog recalls an emotionally low moment from John’s life in 2009 and a promise he made to God. If only he and his wife, Joanna, knew then what they know now, John says, “we would have lived with our heads a little higher and prayers a little bolder.”Watch video
John’s two-part message (see Video Blogs #32 and #33) is combined in this video post in which he shares six points to illustrate missions done well versus missions done poorly. Missions done poorly is about “us.” The Alliance is committed to doing missions well, which involves incarnational ministry that ensures the local, indigenous church’s sustained ownership and brings lasting fruit.
Lily from Sarajevo, Bosnia, tells how she found Christ and a church family after her husband’s death.
Danny Amos, who spent 50 years in prison, found community and purpose for his life because of the compassion of an Alliance church in Wisconsin. For more of his story, see “Freely Forgiven” in the January/February 2017 issue of Alliance Life magazine.
A student in Paris, France, explains how architecture and Christian community brought him passion and joy in the midst of his emptiness.
An Alliance church leader explains the concept of Greenhouse Churches that raise up and send out leaders.
Alliance workers in the Dominican Republic explain how the Lord encouraged them to leave their jobs and pursue missions.
An architecture student in Paris shares how God changed his life and showed him how to share His love through his work.
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John Stumbo addresses differing values between older and younger generations and how to reconcile them.
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