Sometimes it takes a story to help us realize just how much of a difference prayer makes. We have friends in India who picked two villages to visit. One of the villages they prayed for and the other they did not. When they later went in to proclaim the good news of Jesus, the village… Read More
What in the world is God up to?
God is doing incredible things all around the world. There are probably more Christians in China now than members of the Communist Party. In Asia, the T4T training has resulted in more than 1.7 million baptisms over the past 10 years. In India, a Hindu nation, one house church network with which I am familiar,… Read More
Amy Carmichael was a missionary to India who had a profound impact on my life through her writing. Even reading some of her work now, I can understand why they were so impactful (ouch!) Here are some quotes, several of which are taken from one of her little books called If: “You can give without loving,… Read More
The hemiplegic body of Christ
When I worked as a doctor, there was a diagnosis I never liked to make. “Hemiplegic” is the medical term used to describe paralysis down one side of the body that occurs, for example, after a stroke. If the condition was severe, it was potentially a devastating diagnosis for the person involved, who had to… Read More
Motivation for mission
This story used to motivate me to reach out to my friends who didn’t know the Lord. It comes from Things as They are: Mission work in southern India by Amy Carmichael (1867-1951), a missionary from Ireland who opened an orphanage and founded a mission in Dohnavur. She worked for 55 years without a furlough,… Read More