Mealea prayed to spirits and idols, the traditional guides for life in her village in Cambodia. But joy and peace did not follow. She felt angry all the time and often quarreled with her husband. Their children were frequently sick, and even though Mealea paid the local witchcraft practitioner to treat them, they never seemed…

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As a teen living in Central America, Henry left his Christian roots behind. “I was always judging others; so I left the church,” he says. Losing himself to alcohol, he let his friends carry him away. “I was not okay. But every time I tried to quit the addiction, I couldn’t do it.” Later, after…

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Benjamin and Véronique are two local champions starting a new church in Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Québec, just outside of Montréal. “When people are confronted with the Gospel message, their hearts are transformed, or they reject it. This is a daily truth for us,” says Benjamin. “We have witnessed baptisms and new missional [Bible study] groups that build…

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Luis felt dead, like he was good for nothing and wanted by no one. He was caught in the snare of drugs and alcohol with little hope of a better life. God, however, had other plans. Luis met a woman who soon became pregnant and gave birth to a little girl. “She was the turning…

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Jorge, a farmer in Honduras, knows a thing or two about planting seeds — including the seeds of the Gospel. Through your support, he received training for starting new churches and, after much prayer and mentoring from his pastor, started a church in the community of San Jerónimo. “At first they did not want to…

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Mauricio has been a pastor in El Salvador for some years. He was comfortable, but he felt called to do more… to go and make disciples. He was very excited to participate in training to start new churches, made possible with your support. He then went home and led the training for his church and…

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On March 17, 2018, Pastor Leonard passed away from stomach cancer. Before he joined his heavenly Father, he was starting new churches in Uganda. His story is the testimony of a local champion who cared greatly for his community and his country. Kampala, the capital of Uganda, has many slums. Katanga, a large slum near…

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Jorge Alberto Collado Vargas knows what it’s like to fight against addiction and to not have a stable home. At a very early age, he experimented with drug use and became enslaved to the bondage of addiction. His home life was terrible and in need of healing. But then he heard about Jesus and was…

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Starting new churches in the dangerous neighbourhoods of El Salvador can be nerve-wracking. But Francisco is firmly convicted in his faith. “I know who I trust,” he says to anyone who tries to intimidate him with insults and fear. “When I go out, some people tell me I’m going to where there are gangs of…

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