Next Adventure

Our oldest daughter, Rachel, has moved to Chicago. After she graduated from University of FL she served in New Zealand for 2 years with the Navigators, a ministry that reaches college students. She is now gone to Chicago to enter into nursing school. Her time in New Zealand was marked with the realization that God…

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Every Member, a Church Planter

Studying at Bicol University, Philippines, Olin Galan came to know Jesus through the Four Spiritual Laws booklet. Soon Olin began winning and building other students in their new faith in Christ. After graduating, he joined the Global Church Movement (GCM) of Philippine Campus Crusade for Christ, as Cru is known in the Philippines. He began…

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Multiplication Metrics

Collecting and understanding data from organizations and local ministry that are establishing new churches allows leaders to see God at work and helps identify next steps. Such information is vital to our goal for one healthy, multiplying expression of the Church for every 1000 people. Mike and one of his fellow team members met with…

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Afraid but Curious

As a faithful Muslim in North Africa, Doria fulfilled all required rituals, visited Islamic holy sites, and fasted during Ramadan. However, the mother of six had heard of a growing trend in her nation—many were becoming followers of Jesus. Doria had little understanding of the gospel. Then she met Metea. Doria explains, “She started telling…

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From Wary to Welcoming

Tired from a long day’s journey, David grudgingly walked into a hut but was greeted by unwelcoming faces. He’d been there a few times before, trying with little success to find a “person of peace” (Luke 10:5-6) in the village. While his church-planting team stood outside in the rain, David pleaded with the villagers to…

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Summer Scatter

This summer our daughter’s are scattering to various places around the country – and world. The effects of us being global missionaries for 30 years is that our kids share our passion to go wherever God leads. Thank goodness for advancements in communication technology that allow us to stay in touch no matter where the…

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Partnering in Sri Lanka

Two years ago I shared with you about helping Oswald Salgado in Sri Lanka to use a mapping system I helped develop for tracking new churches. Now that small deposit of assistance has blossomed into a partnership across the entire country. I met with Mahesh de Mel, the Director of Missions for the National Christian…

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Strike Leads to Training

Members of the Guatemala Education Workers Union (STEG) are holding teacher strikes that have progressed across various regions of the country and will continue until demands are met. In the midst of this, our national staff have used this stoppage of work to bring together teachers for Biblical training. Petén is a department of the…

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Student Churches

In 2009, Olin Galan became a believer as he heard the Four Spiritual Laws. As a senior at Bicol University, Philippines, Olin then sought to build Christ-centered multiplying disciples to start multiplying churches. Before joining the Global Church Movement (through which he now both disciples students and leads a house church among factory workers), Olin…

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From Small Beginnings

On March 1, 2018, in Manila, Philippines. I stood before 229 church planting movement leaders gathered from 89 countries at the Bold Moves GCM conference. These leaders are the result of the humble beginnings of a new division of Cru, called Global Church Movements. On 30 September 2010, in a guest house in Pretoria, South…

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