Salvation

Do you have to believe in Jesus to be saved?

Do you have to believe in Jesus to be saved?

“Pastor Mike … ” He paused for a moment with tears welling up. “I grew up in the church and lately I am having a hard time believing that all this could be true. Don’t hear me wrong, I want to believe! I just can’t. It all seems too good to be true. I feel like I am...
Ink marks and crimson stains

Ink marks and crimson stains

The telephone rang at 7:00 a.m. and the staff hurried to Mamie Eisenhower’s bedroom. When they knocked and entered, they discovered big black spots all over the sheets, covers, pink dust-ruffle, headboard, everything. To be exact, they were “dabs and blotches and...
​A marriage transformed

​A marriage transformed

Stephen and Ruth Ziraba had a difficult marriage relationship. Ruth had problems with demons. She came from a family that was demonized. She was chosen to be the next witch doctor in her family. She was so tormented that she took a chance and went to a pastor for...
The reason for your hope

The reason for your hope

In our Christian pilgrimage, we will have endless opportunities not only to preach about Christ from a platform, but in our daily lives we can preach Christ by our example, our attitudes, and our conversations. The moment we tell the Lord to be the owner of our lives,...
Rain in the desert

Rain in the desert

This report just arrived from a W. long-term worker serving as a medical doctor in an Asian country that presents security problems, so his name and the name of the country are withheld, and certain words are intentionally abbreviated to avoid being found by search...
From rehab to heaven

From rehab to heaven

I have been attending The Wesleyan Church for over a year, and I want to share a story about my husband Dean who got very sick in 2015. He was in and out of the hospital from January through August of that year. Dean was put in the Seaford Rehab and Pastor Larry...
​The big reveal

​The big reveal

With my “Tarzan” Fotizo language, I told my language teacher, “Ask him. Ask God to reveal himself to you. He can even reveal himself to your husband and son. He is a big God!” We wrap gifts before giving them in order to build anticipation. We...
Fortune-tellers and faith in Turkic/Arabic Muslim area

Fortune-tellers and faith in Turkic/Arabic Muslim area

Global Partners missionary team among the Karis people sent the following praise report: On a recent Sunday in February, more than 20 believers gathered in a small local home to worship, pray, and celebrate the baptism of four sisters in Christ. Over a year ago, one...
100 new Christians at Christmas

100 new Christians at Christmas

It’s two months after Christmas and Red Cedar Church in Rice Lake, Wisc., is still seeing positive results from the services and outreach it held. Post-Christmas numbers show that over 2,600 attended Christmas services with over 100 people placing their faith in...
FOLLOW 2015 kicks off with 300+ being “made new”

FOLLOW 2015 kicks off with 300+ being “made new”

More than 5,000 teenagers and sponsors from across The Wesleyan Church in North American are in Indianapolis, Ind., attending FOLLOW 2015, the International Wesleyan Youth Conference. The event kicked off December 28, and this year the denomination celebrates 50 years...
I did not know that

I did not know that

Mosaic is a new urban church in Aurora, Colorado (in the Denver metropolis). God has been blessing it. The need for Mosaic’s kind of ministry in Aurora is staggering. If you would like to know how you can pray for or partner with Mosaic, click here. I met...
​Instant save

​Instant save

NBC’s The Voice has this phenomenon called the “instant save.” Many refer to it as the first and most impactful Twitter-based vote spectrum on television. Some even go so far to say it is the most successful social TV integration of all time. Some of...
Made new “starts” in Bellaire, Ohio

Made new “starts” in Bellaire, Ohio

United Wesleyan Church hosted a neighborhood open house, and Rev. Mark McKay reports lives are being “made new” as a result. The Bellaire, Ohio, church had 87 people attend the event held September 26 in its neighborhood. The open house featured indoor and...
A trembling heart transformed to go and love

A trembling heart transformed to go and love

When I left America to go to the Czech Republic for EuroCamp, I was undeniably apprehensive. “What’s going to happen while I’m there? What if something goes wrong? Am I going to be a useful team member?” As I boarded my first plane, my heart...
Global Prayer Net

Global Prayer Net

Every week, Global Partners puts out prayer requests like these in the Global Prayer Net. If you would like to have GPN emailed directly to you weekly, click here. EUROPE AREA Albania The following prayer request was sent by missionary Jessica Spicer:...
Nepal video update

Nepal video update

The ministry of the several JESUS film teams in Nepal have resulted in hundreds of decisions for Christ. These new believers have powerful stories to share of God at work in their lives and communities even in the middle of an earthquake. Binita’s great story is...
Two works of grace at the dump

Two works of grace at the dump

One of the most interesting churches we visited recently was The Wesleyan Church identified as the Trash Mountain Project. Trash Mountain Project is an organization that partners with churches to reach people around the world that lives near trash and dumps. At first...
God of second chances

God of second chances

The JESUS film partnership ministry started 2014 with 37 teams and finished the year with 44 teams. Teams were added in Cuba, Myanmar (2), Northeast India, Suriname, Indonesia, and Uganda. As a result, the numbers of new churches planted in 2014 were an all-time...
The untaken, untouched gift

The untaken, untouched gift

It would be rude to leave a gift under the Christmas tree that had your name on it. How inconsiderate knowing that someone went to a lot of trouble to leave you a special gift to be discovered Christmas morning and enjoyed the whole year ahead. Time, money, sweat,...
From resistance to acceptance

From resistance to acceptance

“Stop the film!” he yelled. “Why do you need us to close?” I asked. “This is our village, and here we are all Hindus. We do not want any foreign religions to come into our place and take our people to their religion,” he said. The place fell silent, and we feared the...
Missionaries report how Jesus is moving across the globe

Missionaries report how Jesus is moving across the globe

Global Partners’ missionaries sent the following reports from various parts of the world. Bosnia: The following prayer request was sent from a Global Partners missionary*: Samra* and I are becoming such good friends. Her husband, Meho,* is a Muslim leader in our city....
‘This isn’t a track thing–it’s a Jesus thing’

‘This isn’t a track thing–it’s a Jesus thing’

Friday afternoon is a time when weekend plans dominate thought processes – football, dates, hanging out with friends and relaxing. On the minds of many on Southern Wesleyan University’s Central campus was a celebration, but not a celebration of the week’s hard work...
Seek and save

Seek and save

Jesus saves! It’s more than a bumper sticker from the eighties. It is the truth. It is only through Jesus Christ that humankind has the possibility of forgiveness of sin and the hope of being reconciled to God. How soon we can forget this thought. Many people think...
Lives made new at The Fringe

Lives made new at The Fringe

Several churches in our South Coastal District are evidence of God’s blessings for starting new missional ministries. These umbrella churches and satellite churches (churches launching other congregations) are consistently engaging in ministries that include the...