Reach Nations

Joy in acts of love and sharing

In November I was in Haiti for eight days with a team of 10 from Converge Northeast and 20 Haitians. It was a time of hard work and joy. In the midst of sickness and poverty we ministered to people and experienced their joy at the care, concern, teaching and help God allowed us to provide.

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From Texas church plant to the Dominican Republic

Jonathan Autrey was 7 years old when his parents took a vacation to the Dominican Republic. At least that’s what he thought it was. When they returned, his mother showed him pictures of their trip. He saw tin houses and poverty. He couldn’t understand why his parents went there. That’s when his...

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A rural Nigerian Christmas

This year will be the first year we will not be celebrating Christmas with our church family, family and friends. We are in very rural Nigeria. There are no Caucasians for hundreds of miles. In our area, Dan and me are the only ones. When we are going to church or traveling...

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Bob Travels: The Happiest Man in Nepal

His name is Shiva and he’s one of the key directors of the fastest-growing church movement in the world.

Shiva was born into a Hindu Brahman family and, like his grandfather and father, raised to become a Hindu priest. From childhood he learned and practiced its rituals and traditions. At...

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Bob Travels: A visit to two churches

It was a long, sweaty walk through fields and along rice paddies to reach this remote mountain fellowship. Bhakati Christian Church is just three months old and hosted in the home of a new believer.

The man in...

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Bob Travels: At the temple in Kathmandu

While in Nepal (August 28-September 8) to report on earthquake relief efforts and the fastest-growing church movement in the world, our team visited the Pashupatinath Hindu temple in Kathmandu.

There, we teased monkeys playing in the trees and tried to stay clear of people hawking Hindu...

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Bullseye!

Imagine never hearing the name of Jesus. In your whole life!

This was what Susan and I and our team of scouts found in a remote region of Indonesia recently. Our group of six traveled two hours down the coast from a fair-sized city and then seven kilometers (five miles) from the beach...

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Sisters serve at Santisuk English School

The first thing Brynn and Bronte Oothoudt noticed when they landed in Seattle after three weeks in Bangkok was the complaining. As they walked through the terminal, it was all they could hear. The sisters looked at each other and said, “We are back.”

Bangkok is home to over 8 million...

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Tia’s story: Who is the god in my heart?

by Bob Marsh

Na Tianye, Tia, as we call her, is a young woman from China who came into our lives more than a year ago, brought by her husband, Jason, a Chinese-American from the Pittsburgh area. Jason has been a believer for a long time, but his wife was not. They moved to...

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Building a bridge to the Philippines

by Jenny Bolinger, Director of Outreach, First Baptist Church, New Castle, Pennsylvania

Bridges fascinate me: their construction, their purpose and especially their symbolism. Being from Pittsburgh, bridges are an important trademark of the city. I love New York City; one of...

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