The top five New Year's resolutions Americans made for 2019: exercise more, eat healthier, save money, lose weight, and reduce stress. These are consistently the most common resolutions we make (and break) year after year. Not surprising.
An increasing number of diverse, locally rooted, and globally connected congregations and ministries bearing faithful witness to Christ’s reign and actively making disciples who live in the way of Jesus.
Faith CRC in Sioux Center, Iowa, has been partnering with the persecuted church in mission for nearly 12 years. When the opportunity first arose, they were nervous and unsure how to engage in international mission, but they stepped out in hope and trust.
They were never alone in this mission. Resonate Global Mission missionaries and ministry leaders have been there for Faith CRC every step of the way.
You gave a young teenager a way out of drugs and into a relationship with God.
Eleazar wasn’t interested in God or church. His parents were pastors in Tijuana, Mexico, but going to church and reading the Bible was just part of a boring routine for Eleazar. When his family moved to another part of the city for his parents’ ministry, Eleazar’s life changed—but not for the better.
Francisco and Karen had a rocky life—Francisco was caught in a drug addiction, and Karen was never sure if he was coming home at night.
Desperate for change, Karen brought her family to El Sembrador, a Resonate church plant partner you support in California. Through that ministry, God provided healing and restored their family.
Arman* had no idea he was looking for Jesus—not until your Resonate Global Mission missionary Ray De Lange told him that Jesus is God.
Open to a New Message
Born in the Middle East, Arman was surrounded by Islamic ideas, customs, and beliefs. Arman did not find peace in Islam, but he never questioned his religion—he couldn’t question Islam. Not in his country. Not unless he wanted to face harsh consequences.
Resonate Global Mission missionaries Dawn and Gene Michelson recently retired from the field after serving among the Fulani in West Africa for 30 years.Through their work and the work of others, they saw nearly 100 people come to Christ—but with an estimated 40 million Fulani in the region, the Michelson’s said there is still much work left to do.
North America is changing.
People from many different cultures and faiths are settling into our neighborhoods. Some of these people may never have been to church before. Some may never have even heard the name of Jesus.
But your support of church plants through Resonate makes it possible for people to find a community that is uniquely positioned to reach them. Thank you for supporting these new church plants!
You’re helping people in a remote area hear the good news of Jesus.
Amid the rocky terrain of one of the world’s highest mountain ranges in Central Asia lives a people group who had never heard about Jesus. There are no schools on these mountaintops, no health clinics, no electricity. There are no roads and no easy routes for visiting.
But because you sent Resonate missionary Matt* and his team, these isolated people heard the gospel.
Eleazar became addicted to drugs and started dealing them when he was in middle school. When he was 12, his life took a drastic turn—and he knew something needed to change. God turned Eleazar's life around when your Resonate missionaries Abe and Elaine Lee invited him to a youth seminar.
Nana* could recite Bible verses word for word, but it took many years for Nana to open her heart to the truth of the gospel. Resonate Global Mission missionary Laura* discipled Nana every step of the way, and God revealed himself to Nana in miraculous ways.
A Disconnect between the Head and the Heart
Nana’s mother was the first Christ follower in a Muslim-majority village where Laura serves. Nana grew up going to church and hearing Bible stories, but she also grew up teased and picked on for her mother’s faith.