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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  • June 2, 2020

    Not a Foreign God

    The Mbembe people of Cameroon may live in different cities and villages, but they all share one thing in common: their language. “Mbembe is their language and it also defines a lot of their culture and who they are,” said Resonate Global Mission missionary Allison Westrate. 

    But until recently, it seemed like God didn’t speak their language. Not until they held Mbembe translations of the New Testament in their hands.

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  • March 5, 2020

    ‘Prayer Is Our Source of Strength’

    Duwaawu woni semmbe men.

    Roughly translated, that means “prayer is our source of strength”—and it’s something that Resonate Global Mission missionary Lydia hears from nearly every single Fulani Christian she meets in West Africa.

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  • January 21, 2020

    Transforming Nigeria One Teacher, One Classroom, One School at a Time

    God is providing a way for educators to transform Nigeria’s classrooms through Educational Care, a Resonate Global Mission initiative and curriculum of Raise Up Global Ministries.

    Limited Training for Teachers

    As Stella Pam Yak observed another teacher’s lesson on the types of rocks one day, she noticed the students fidgeting in their seats or staring blankly at the teacher while she talked. Very few of them would be able to walk outside the classroom door and identify the various rocks scattered throughout the school grounds.

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  • January 9, 2020

    Standing through the Storms

    A church building in Sierra Leone couldn’t weather the rainstorms—but because you provided leadership training facilitated by Resonate Global Mission, the people of the church could stand.

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