Rusty thought his story was broken beyond repair. Addiction to opiates and heroin led to a life he never imagined for himself. But God took his brokenness and repurposed it for His Story. Watch how God finds what we considers lost and gives new purpose and meaning.
So many things hold us back. But for many, the reality of mental illness is an obscurity. Jesse Bowers reminds us that Christ is bigger than any disability. "OCD follows me like a shadow. It is something that I deal with every day...I felt like I needed to be perfect, or basically the wheels were going to come off everyone else's life."
"Just like you have biological brothers and sisters who don't always get along or fight sometimes, house church can be a little messy like that sometimes, too…" Home is where there heart is, and the Nortons remind us that when our hearts are in Christ home is closer than you could imagine.
In 2015, Ben and Emily Riggs felt the Lord leading them to serve as missionaries in Cancun, Mexico alongside Back2Back Ministries. A year later from accepting the Lord's call to pack up their lives and move they share with us what the Lord's been teaching and challenging them as they serve the community of Tres Reyes, Cancun.
"If the only thing Christ ever gave me was the gift of salvation, would I be fine with that?" Shanta's question is easy to say, yet carries a lot of weight when we are in a season of waiting on the Lord. The Lord's timing is beautiful in and through all seasons even when His answers may not be what we expected or wanted.
"It's about choosing to let your heart be broken over and over again so that their hearts can broken a little bit less." We would love for you to meet the Clemens family and learn how the Lord has led their family to be on mission in the world of foster care.
"Shortly after we got married we realized we both had our own little missions and we started seeing each other getting in the way." We would love for you to meet Ben and Emily and hear their story on how the Lord challenged and shaped both of their hearts to be on mission together.
What happens when the depths of sin and self meet the Jesus of grace and sacrifice? As God writes Josh and Suzy's story, we see despite whatever faithlessness we find ourselves in, God's faithfulness is ever-available.
Orphan Care comes in many different shapes and sizes. Regardless of age, income, or marital status anyone can come alongside orphans. Mollie was obedient to listen to the Lord's command to serve the fatherless, even though it was not originally part of her life plan. We pray you're encouraged by her story.
"I've learned that when God when God calls you to Himself, He really calls you to His mission and to be an active character in His story." When the upside-down Kingdom of God invaded the life of the Thompson family, their lives began to turn right-side up.
"It was dark and I flipped on the lights and I saw four service members standing on my doorstep. At that moment, I realized our lives were forever changed." The Knowlan family reminds us that the hope in Christ is life in the midst of death.