As a young adult growing up in North Macedonia, Braden saw Christianity as a set of rules listing activities that were off-limits. He was a musician who enjoyed partying, and his whole world seemed to clash with religion.
“My goal was to find the things that deliver the most satisfaction, so I dove into alcohol, pills. Then, I found the opportunity to try heroin, and I gladly took it. In the beginning, the satisfaction from heroin was good; I liked it. But as time passed on, that satisfaction was diminishing,” Braden tells. However, if he didn’t use the heroin, he would have aches and pains...
Evgeny is 35 years old and was born in the country of Georgia, but now lives near Kiev, Ukraine. Upon arriving in Ukraine, Evgeny discovered that his documents were either stolen or lost during his trip. He managed to enter the country and learned how to live without official documents, finding a job and an apartment to rent.
Evgeny was successful in earning money, and when he wasn't working, he partied and drank often. Then, one day, he met someone on the street who invited him to come to a Bible study that was being held in a few days. Evgeny agreed to join them.
The next day, the police...
"Jesus replied, 'What is impossible with man is possible with God.' " Luke 18:27
Though we often pray for miracles, few of us would say we have experienced a burning bush event. Most of the time God works in the process, in the journey, over time. But God still does use miracles to win hearts for heaven as Varik, a church planter in Bulgaria, recently reminded us.
A large group had gathered for the service, and Varik was well into his sermon when he noticed that the congregation had grown restless. Then, he spotted an old woman sprawled lifelessly in her seat.
As the crowd began to...
Right now, a tremendous work of God is taking place in Central Thailand. Thousands of people who have never before had a chance to hear are learning about the salvation of Jesus. New believers are being added daily. This effort is being led by a grassroots movement of Thai believers through the Free in Jesus Christ Church Association (FJCCA).