Stories

  • December 21, 2020

    Sharing the Gospel from West Africa to the Suburbs of Chicago

    Evy* had never heard about the Fulani, a people group in West Africa who are mostly from a Muslim background. But that didn’t stop her from packing her bags, flying across the ocean, and moving into one of their communities so people would have an opportunity to learn about Jesus. 

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  • October 7, 2020

    Supporting Christian Education during COVID-19

    In Nigeria, schools depend on tuition in order to pay salaries for teachers and staff. When COVID-19 hit and many parents lost their sources of income, many teachers throughout the country started working without pay.

    “Schools were trying to figure out how to respond to the needs of their students, parents, and staff,” said Sarah Aderemi, your Resonate Global Mission missionary who works with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) in Nigeria. 

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  • August 17, 2020

    A Church Plant Grows Despite Resistance

    A village in Sierra Leone dismissed the idea of starting a church—not just once, but twice. Today, a church plant is growing and raising up strong leaders.

    A New Approach

    In Heremakono, a village of about 500 households in Sierra Leone, people come from a Muslim background. Years ago, Catholic believers tried to plant a church, but faith in Christianity didn’t take root because of the people’s strong beliefs in Islam.

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  • 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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