30 Days of Prayer, Day 27: The Power of Partnerships

Recently a pastor stood before his congregation and asked them, “How many Christian churches are there in the world?” Intrigued, individuals began shouting out their best guesses. After a couple of minutes, the pastor told his people, “I have the exact number. Do you want to know what it is?” He raised his index finger … Continue reading 30 Days of Prayer, Day 27: The Power of Partnerships

30 Days of Prayer, Day 26: Invitation to Discipleship

Dietrich Bonhoeffer once said, “Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.” Our prayer is that every wheelchair recipient will experience the love of their heavenly Father and come into relationship with Him. This gift of a wheelchair opens the door to relationship with God and the local church. When a pastor in a developing … Continue reading 30 Days of Prayer, Day 26: Invitation to Discipleship

30 Days of Prayer, Day 25: Pedro

Every wheelchair has a story attached to it— this is the story of Pedro. He lives in Quito, Ecuador. He is 83 years old and was hit by a car four years ago. He has no use of his left leg, which was injured in the accident. Pedro’s wife died five years ago and his … Continue reading 30 Days of Prayer, Day 25: Pedro

30 Days of Prayer, Day 24: Pay it Forward

The expression “pay it forward” is used to describe the concept of asking that a good turn be repaid by having it done to others— a simple act of kindness that inspires you to reach out and help. God, in His amazing love and grace, showed us the ultimate act of kindness when He sent … Continue reading 30 Days of Prayer, Day 24: Pay it Forward

30 Days of Prayer, Day 23: Worth the Risk

Churches depend on limited resources to meet the needs of their congregations. They struggle to stretch for maximum impact. It’s easy to understand how difficult it is for churches in the United States to support ministries outside their own communities. However, in Paul’s letter to the church he urges us to bear one another’s burdens. … Continue reading 30 Days of Prayer, Day 23: Worth the Risk

30 Days of Prayer, Day 22: Sarina

Seven years ago, Sarina was a normal 11-year-old girl living in the Philippines, a picture of an ordinary daughter, ready to start high school the following year. One evening, everything changed. Sarina was brought to the hospital with a high fever. The doctor ordered an injection. Immediately, she went into cardiac arrest, almost losing her … Continue reading 30 Days of Prayer, Day 22: Sarina

30 Days of Prayer, Day 21: Broken Earth

Jesus came to seek and save the lost. We are an aching earth, not only groaning because of lame hands and feet, but also crippled and sick hearts. The world is crying out, searching for a God who can make all pain cease and stop the storms of life. However, pain and sickness are not … Continue reading 30 Days of Prayer, Day 21: Broken Earth