After Stefan and Sousan became Christians in Iran, they fled to Germany and asked for asylum. There, they lived in a refugee facility and met many people who were Christians, too! Stefan and Sousan started a Bible study that quickly grew into a church plant. That's why Resonate missionaries Mary Buteyn and David Kromminga disciple Stefan and Sousan—so they can effectively disciple the members of their growing congregation.
“I have always heard, my whole life, that God loves me unconditionally and that if I follow his directions then that is good and everything will turn out OK,” said Josh, a fourth-year student at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario.
But Josh doubted whether he measured up to God’s ways. Raised in church, he earnestly sought God and desired to share God’s love with others—but questions plagued Josh’s mind.
“I was wondering about my actual effect on others. Am I actually loving those around me? Am I doing as Jesus would do? How do I know?”
When Grace decided to follow Jesus, she wanted to grow spiritually. But outside of meeting for worship, Grace’s church didn’t have discipleship opportunities for believers to walk alongside one another to grow in relationship with God.
“We don’t really have fellowship where we share the word in-depth and also share about our life experiences together—smile together, cry together, laugh together—it’s not there,” said Grace.
Seeing a university president sitting in a school desk and taking an exam isn’t an everyday sight, but that’s exactly what Dr. Nelson Ahilijah did.
President of Ghana Christian University College, Ahilijah is one of many leaders who trained in Ghana with Discipling Marketplace Leaders (DML), an international ministry that focuses on bridging the gap between the marketplace and Christ by teaching people to do their work for God’s glory.
Civil unrest and shortages of food, water, and fuel have prompted Resonate missionary families in Haiti to temporarily leave the country.
All Resonate staff and their families in Haiti are safe and have not been directly affected by the unrest. However, anticipated shortages of fuel could force the island nation’s airports to close if the situation deteriorates. Resonate has opted to bring its staff back to North America in accordance with CRCNA security guidelines out of an abundance of caution.