Dispatches from the Front

Yesterday, I wrote about a church that was a couple thousand years old. Today, I want to encourage you to pick up a resource that will help educate you on many churches around the world that have sprung up in the most unlikely of places and among the most difficult of circumstances.

The church is not a place, but a people, and God continues to call men, women and children from every tribe, tongue and nation to be His! 

"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people but now you are the people of God; Once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy." I Peter 2:9-10

The western church has been given a beautiful gift, a window into the saving work that God is doing, particularly in Europe, Asia and Africa, through the ministry of Tim Keesee and "Dispatches from the Front". One aspect of this ministry (amongst many amazing ones) are DVDs that show you the transforming work of God around the world. Though we have watched most of these DVDs before, we thought it would be great to revisit them all, as a family, throughout the summer. While we may not have any "mission trips" scheduled in the next couple of months, my prayer is that as we watch, listen, and learn from these pastors and missionaries...as missions comes to us...that God would use this to grow our prayer life, our passion for evangelism and would help us fall deeper in love with our sovereign, mighty God as we see Him work in the hearts of people from jungles to cities, from remote to over-populated, amongst the poor and the wealthy, regardless of the religion of the government or the fear of persecution! 

If you are interested in visiting the "frontlines" this summer, or even if you would just like to learn more about this special ministry,  check out their website

P.S. If you have young children, you may want to view each episode beforehand as some of the content in a couple of the DVDs may be a bit heavy for young eyes.