Off-Grid Adventures: Delivering Portable Water Treatment Systems

My father told me the story of Moses praying over the mountain with his hands lifted up while Joshua and the people of Israel fought against their enemies. By telling the story he shared an example of how the body of Christ should operate (Exodus 17:11-13).  My father reminded our

Fertilizing Discipleship

Fertilizer and Discipleship? The Holy Spirit gives us wisdom in discipleship, and sometimes we see the humor in the understanding. Who would guess that fertilizer in Northwest Africa plays a crucial role in ministry? Dirt mixed with organics and manure? What's the value? Yet nearly 70 percent of all Northwest

Pilot’s Training Symposium – Those Who Risk Their Lives for the Gospel

  Flying through Mexico's rugged, windy, and treacherous mountain terrain takes much skill, understanding, and courage, as the risks are significant. In one instance, SOM Mexico Director overcame a close call in which his plane went into an uncontrolled tailspin. He gives God glory for avoiding a certain death and

21st Class of India Students Graduate with Gladness

Students take an Oath to Gladly Surrender Everything to Jesus... Praise God, the 21st class of students in India commissioned out from twenty-two church planting schools and sewing discipleship schools in November 2021. Excitement and enthusiasm filled the 869 students as they looked to the opportunity to reach out and

Bangladeshi Seamstress Expresses Great Joy and Thanksgiving

Touched by Jesus and the Power of the Gospel... I was born into a Roman Catholic family, but I didn't know Jesus as my Savior. My husband is a church planter graduate from SOM Bangladesh.  In April 2020, my husband explained to me how I could learn about Jesus as

Fall Shipment of Bibles Passed through Customs

Shipment of Bibles Makes it Through Customs Amidst Many Challenges... As the Economic Situation Deteriorates in Places like Venezuela, the Spiritual Revival Continues to Intensify. We are all delighted to be able to place highly sought-after books and Bibles into the hands of those who are desperately seeking God with

The Miraculous Gift of a Bicycle for a Church Planter in India

Testimony of a Church Planter in India... I thank the Lord for His call upon my life during this global pandemic crisis. Due to the reduction of our work hours, I am experiencing much pressure to help our family survive. To make a living, I walk or take local transportation

Church Planting Schools: India

India Church Planting Schools Graduate 20th Class Amazingly, at the end of April, the ministry in the SOM India planting network graduated the 20th class of church planters in 20 schools throughout the country. Furthermore, six hundred church planters and two hundred Lighthouse Sewing/Discipleship school workers also graduated for a

Faith Builds in the Forgotten at Bangladeshi Sewing School

Sewing Faith into Villagers...  Testimony of Hope from Sewing/Discipleship School Student... Because of knowing faith in the Lord as my Savior since my early teen years, I have faced severe persecution in my own home. My parents desired to undermine my faith and arrange a marriage to a Hindu man. For

Indian Church Planters Share Jesus

Indian Church Planters Pursue Expelled Migrant Laborers... The fruit of their labor... Indian church planters frequently minister to migrant laborers. The migrants are living under tarps on the outskirts of villages. Police forced one migrant family to move further away from the village. The authorities came and burnt down all

Persecution of the Early Church

The Persecution of the First Missionary and Martyr to Muslims... His name sounds like he could lull you to sleep, but Ramon Llull is more of a lion than a lamb. He reached out to North Africa, faced persecution, and later became a martyr for his faith. Raised as a

Relief Gladly Received in Mountainous Mexico

Relief Gladly Received in Mountainous Mexico... Relief sent to Villagers in the Mountains of Mexico... Due to the COVID-19 virus, it has been a while since SOM-Mexico team has been able to visit the indigenous people in the mountains. The tribal people are having a hard time economically since the

Bibles by the Boatload in Venezuela

Bible Delivery: Bibles by the Boatload in Venezuela... By Russell and Marina Stendal... Turmoil and unrest continue to increase in the world around us, but we are finding unprecedented opportunities to share the gospel and to witness exponential growth. One of the world’s most dangerous places is the 1,378-mile Colombia/Venezuela

Harvest in Senegal

Reported by SOM Senegal Director... God is opening many doors amidst this uncertain time and He is using the believers to shine brightly. Many people have come to Christ over these last several months. Praise God we were able to do a youth camp in the south with limited people. Those

Sewing & Discipleship Schools in India

SOM International India: Mending Old Garments to Refresh as New Empowering Women through Sewing & Discipleship Schools   “Behold I am making all things new.” (Revelation 21:5)   My husband died in 2018 and my life was filled with great distress. Living in my small village in India, I felt

Church Planters in India – Aggressive Snakes an Ongoing Threat

For church planters traversing through the fields in rural India, there’s more to overcome than the oppressive heat, relational conflict, and the daunting persecution… watch, your, step. SOM-India Director Singh reports how church planters regularly encounter snakes as a way of life. Most church planters are common laborers who cut

[VIDEO] Church Planter Plowing The Fields In Africa

Church Planter Plowing Fields by Motorcycle in Northwest Africa... Part of a Church Planter's life in Africa is plowing his field. Most church planters in this region are farmers.  Because he lacks a horse, he is able to use his motorcycle, which

President Maduro of Venezuela Receives Jubilee Bible

An Amazing Event In December 2019, President Maduro of Venezuela received the Jubilee Bible (Edited by Russell Stendal), La Montaña and one other book written by Russell Stendal. This is further evidence of revival building in Venezuela! Please continue praying for the provision of 2 million Bibles for Venezuela.

One Million Bibles For Venezuela

Transporting this Amount of Bibles per Week for 100 Weeks... In order to reach our goal of one million Bibles for Venezuela we would have to transport this many Bibles per week for the next 100 weeks. Then, only 1 Venezuelan in 30 would have a Bible. However, it would

Radio Broadcast and Bible Distribution in Venezuela

Radio Broadcast and Bible Distribution on One of the Most Dangerous Borders in the World...   The situation in Venezuela continues to deteriorate. In the midst of the upheaval we are engaged in distributing a container load of beautiful study Bibles to besieged pastors and leaders. There are many places

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