Praying in the Name of Jesus

by Rick Burke Back in the spring of 1992 I arrived in Nizhnekamsk, Tatarstan (Russia) with two colleagues. We wanted to make contact with a few believers to start planting churches in this area. ReachGlobal (the mission arm of the EFCA) had already sent out a missionary, Carl Brown, to travel through Tatarstan to map out a few contacts. Carl met a tent evangelist, Andre, who had passed along the names of three young men in Nizhenkamsk that had

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Stories from the Field

by Emily Arneson Serving with Samaritan’s Purse and Children’s Heart Project Emily Arneson grew up at First Free attending with her parents, Mark and Kris Arneson. She is now serving with Samaritan’s Purse and Children’s Heart Project. She travels around the world interviewing and assessing applicants for medical procedures. She has been one of our home-grown missionaries for over five years. Here is an excerpt from one of her newsletters. – Outreach Team Screening children are some of the most powerful

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Expansion of the English Language Learners (ELL) Program

by Laura Calys Expansion implies that something is growing or outgrowing space or program, but in this case it means we are adding on. After spending time with community and civic leaders, the Community Initiative Team realized that they were seeking ministry opportunities that are relational and sustainable. Since we already had an English program that offered both of these components, why didn’t we consider expanding it to another day and possibly at another location? And what could be

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Points of Interest

The world at our doorstep: Have you ever wanted to make a global impact with the gospel? You have that opportunity this holiday season without leaving your own home! Did you know that the majority of international students that visit the US never get invited to the home of an American? This is your chance! Our Mustard Seed Group ministry at Washington University has been reaching out to Chinese students and visiting scholars. Would you be willing to host

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Prayer for Missions & Missionaries

  Praise God for over $80,000 donated for mission efforts in the 2015 Advent Conspiracy! You spent less and gave more so that people suffering rejection and abandonment by their home countries can find shelter, care, and the Gospel. Thank you First Free! God is exalted by your sacrifice. Pray that ministry and mission to Syrian refugees will result in many coming to saving faith and disciple-makers will be raised up. Donations are being accepted through the end of

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