Stories

  • August 5, 2020

    Why Church Matters

    The church in North America is shrinking. People are leaving. People are identifying as religious “nones.” Church doors are closing.

    But as we learned during the COVID-19 crises, church matters. The community church provides makes a difference within and without the four walls of a building.

    “Church is a living illustration or picture of an alternative life—one that is focused on following Jesus and his ways,” said Kevin DeRaaf, who directs ministry in North America for Resonate Global Mission. 

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  • May 29, 2020

    COVID-19 in Taiwan: ‘Conversations Quickly Take on a More Meaningful Impact’

    Taiwan is located near the initial outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, but life and ministry continues for Resonate Global Mission missionaries Brian and Bette Vander Haak—with a few precautions.

    The Initial Outbreak

    The Vander Haaks serve with Morrison Academy, a Resonate partner in Taiwan that provides Christian education for children of missionaries and other international workers. 

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  • April 29, 2020

    Blessed Are the Persecuted

    After participating in Educational Care Training with Resonate Global Mission, Mr. Lim (not real name) returned to his home in East Asia and was visited by the police—four times.

    Where Mr. Lim lives, it’s illegal to share the gospel and the government keeps a close eye on all religious organizations and activities. Nevertheless, Mr. Lim is determined to provide a Christian education for students at the school where he serves as principal. 

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  • April 20, 2020

    On Mission 18: Paul Yu

    Paul Yu, Resonate's Regional Mission Leader for East and Central Asia, shares about the courage of a young man who became a Christian after growing up in a strong Muslim family.

    It's not easy being a Christian in some parts of the world—and that's why Resonate ministry leaders offer support through discipleship, leadership training, and more.

     

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  • April 20, 2020

    ‘You Should Choose Jesus’

    Some Resonate missionaries serve as teachers in a country in East Asia where there are some tight restrictions on Christianity. Before the coronavirus, missionaries found that students were bolder in pursuing conversations about faith—and one missionary shared the hopeful story below. COVID-19 makes ministry more difficult. Will you please pray for missionaries as they continue to adapt ministry during the pandemic?

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