A Life Changed to Change Others: Pastor Vazir's Story

A Life Changed to Change Others: Pastor Vazir's Story

Pastor Boris stood at a funeral and he was drunk. Truthfully, he’d been drunk for years. This was before “pastor” hung in front of his name and he was just attending the funeral of his friend’s father. This funeral would ultimately change Pastor Boris’s life, and the lives of countless people in the region...

God Showed His Power: Pastor Roman's Story

God Showed His Power: Pastor Roman's Story

“When the Tbilisi church sent me here, I didn’t even have a Bible. They said, ‘You learn how to preach well, and go and get people,’ I would walk and ask God, ‘God, why don’t you give me one Christian so I won’t be alone?’” recalls Pastor Roman in the basement of his church in Zestaponi. “I went for five or six months without anybody. After six months he gave me three people...

Arrival in Telavi

Arrival in Telavi

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16)

To know that you are in the exact place God has called you to be fills your heart with such certainty and comfort. You are ready to face whatever may lie ahead, knowing you are where you should be. There is not a false sense that everything will be perfect and pain free, but rather a deep rooted...

What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid?

What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid?

Prior to 2006, no one would have thought I was a risk-taker or an adventurous man. I happily lived in my self-made box, ruts and all.

But God changed all that.

Being raised in a home with parents who loved God and loved each other, I had dedicated my life to God at a young age. Denise did the same. And we served God when and where we could, especially in our local church. But life was safe. There was little risk and...

Sarabeth: Writing a New Life Chapter as a Missionary to Estonia

Sarabeth: Writing a New Life Chapter as a Missionary to Estonia

“If your dream doesn’t scare you, it isn’t big enough.”

On a warm September day, I read that slogan in large letters on the back of a semi-tractor trailer as it passed me on I-57 in Southern Illinois. I was on my way to a missions support raising seminar near Indianapolis, Indiana, and I was scared to death.

When I tell people I am a prospective missionary to Estonia, the first thing I’m asked is where it’s located. I’ll get to that in a bit...