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12 Dec

Celebrating Gospel Movement: An Unexpected Decision in Western Europe

One of our newest German network leaders, Jonas*, asked me to visit Erik*, his friend and business associate. I presumed Jonas wanted me to help Erik consider his life calling or a ministry project he wanted to develop.

As I picked Erik up from his office for dinner I asked him why it was he was sitting in the car with me, a complete stranger.

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07 Dec

Celebrating Gospel Movement: New Believers and Gatherings in Africa

We are seeing the salvation of increasing numbers of Muslim Background Believers who are submitting to love and follow Jesus, including religious leaders.

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30 Nov

Walking With Leaders of a Movement in the Middle East [Photo Journal]

A group of CRM partners and staff traveled together to witness the movement of God around the world first-hand. Here are the journal reflections of one of those pilgrims... (Read the previous journal entries here.)

Vision Trip Day 5: Sitting With Refugees in the Middle East



Proximity is a potent antidote: Antidote to fear. Antidote to ignorance. Antidote to indifference.

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17 Nov

Operation Outhouse and Beyond: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty for the Roma (Gypsy) Community

A young business leader named Zsolt had an encounter with God. Up until that point Zsolt had been living the dream—big fancy house and international travel. But after Zsolt met Jesus he felt called to give up his business, sell his home and two cars, and go under the tutelage of a pastor in an isolated and largely unreached part of Romania. He moved his family into a three-room communist era apartment and started serving under this pastor. We were surprised when two years later the pastor, who was going blind, handed his church over to Zsolt. CRM staff, Brad Baker, admits, “We didn’t see what the pastor saw in Zsolt, but God did.”

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10 Nov

Worship in the Hard Places: Gospel Movement Among the Youth of Cambodia [Video]

The Hard Places Community (HPC) in Phnom Penh was founded in 2008 to reach out to at-risk children in Cambodia.

In 2013, CRM staff member Alice Collier began partnering with HPC to start a School of Worship that would provide a safe place for children to experience the healing power of God’s love through worship.

Today, these Cambodian youth are forming the foundation of a new movement of prayer and worship that is changing the spiritual landscape of their country.

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12 Oct

Freedom Immersion: How Jesus Brings Healing to Our History

Several months ago, I began a journey toward freedom from fears that have plagued me my whole life. Two other missionary moms have walked beside me on this “adventure.” Among the three of us, we have served in Asia as missionaries for almost 40 years. So, we should be perfect, right? Can I let you in on a secret? All three of us have been tolerating the bullying lies of the enemy—we have been ministering to others under the heavy weight of fears and doubts that we thought we were just going to have to live with for the rest of our lives.

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03 Oct

Growing in Trust Together: Healing Prayer for Our Neighbors

¿Que Pasó?” I ask with concern as I see my neighbor and her daughter approaching on the busy sidewalk. My husband, Nathan, and I have our arms full of grocery bags as we are coming home from the store. Our neighbor, Diana*, is also just arriving home and visibly upset.

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19 Sep

Worship Loosens the Ground: Uprooting Darkness With Our Worship



Recently, I walked into the worship room at our Southeast Asian partner ministry to find a huge mess: the floor had warped in the center of the room overnight. The floor tiles were now loosened, causing the dirt and debris underneath to be exposed. It looked like ocean waves had hit our worship room, with warped portions in the center of the room coming up past our ankles...we couldn’t walk in the room. Our worship students were fearful of entering. What happened?

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29 Aug

Pioneers and Settlers: Understanding Sodalic and Modalic Expressions of Church

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ….If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.
1 Corinthians 12:12, 17-18

In the family of God, we don’t all have the same job. Does that statement surprise you at all? Yes, we’re all called to be on a mission of following Jesus and making him known in the world, but we all have different parts to play. In his wisdom, God made us different. In this system, we must depend on each other to fulfill our purpose as the Body of Christ.

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08 Aug

Awakening the Younger Generation: Encountering God in Spain

This is an exciting time to be working with young adults in Spain. They are spiritually hungry and truly looking for something more than what they’ve been offered in the past. CRM’s Ethné team in Málaga, Spain, are seeing this as an opportunity for Kingdom innovation. Ask them about it and they will say that something new is happening...

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