3 results for month: 04/2015


The Kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of Power

For the past few years through Leavethe99, I have been traveling to remote locations in Ethiopia and South Sudan with LeadOn and Petros Network. During those trips, we have helped train and support hundreds of pastors who are sent to unreached areas. Every visit, I have the honor of meeting, praying for, and hearing the stories of brave men and women who boldly go to areas that most couldn’t even imagine. One common theme has been intertwined in the stories they share - the Kingdom of God coming in Power. Living in the western culture, sharing our faith often becomes a debate on religion and knowledge. People often hold two things dear to their ...

Deep Roots

A couple of years ago while in Kenya, I decided to take a walk around the place we were staying. There were several beautiful plants and it was a relaxing environment to reflect on our latest trip. While walking, I noticed that there were multiple places in the landscape where among the beautiful plants the ground was cracked and dusty.  It looked like photos I had seen of drought. Nearby I saw the caretaker of the grounds and asked him what was happening. He explained that as the summer months came, there would be a heat drought and the whole yard would soon look just like those patches of dirt. Confused, I asked him, “So the grass dies, and ...

Modern Day Resurrection

"I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me, even if he dies, will live.” - Jesus In Ethiopia I was following up with a pastor who was sent to an unreached area to see how the church was progressing. One of the common questions we ask is, “How has God been moving lately?” He then began to share an amazing story of how his faith was tested. After much prayer, he believed he was to preach one night on how God has power over death and the grave. While he was finishing up his message a man ran up to him and told him that his 1 year old son had died. Quickly the pastor left the meeting and headed home. His home was 45 ...