By Amanda Lynn
“We feel like we are right back in the time of Acts, experiencing God’s amazing power and love covering us all,” writes a Pioneer in India. “We are desperate for your constant prayers!”
God is moving in surprising and miraculous ways as He reaches out through them to a community of hijra, or eunuchs, in their host community. As He pours Himself out they are being transformed.
Eunuchs in India are transgender men dressed as women. But it’s more than outward female adornment. These people identify themselves as women, talk and walk like women. Continue reading
By Mark Ellis
Enormously gifted as a worship leader, yet living a secret life of addiction, Matt Tommey now uses his art as a way to connect with God and lead others into personal and creative wholeness.
“I grew up in the church under a Steinway piano,” says Matt Tommey, worship pastor, artist, author, and founder of The Worship Studio. At 13, living in Columbus, Georgia, he gave his heart to the Lord and answered a very early call into worship ministry.
As a young teenager, several traumatic events – his grandfather’s death, sexual abuse by a same-sex family member, and a deteriorating relationship with his father created a perfect storm of brokenness. Matt struggled for many years to overcome his inner distress, but succumbed to addiction and other unhealthy relational patterns.
‘Undaunted,’ a New Film, Unveils Painful Past
By Dan Wooding
Few people know that behind the ministry of the legendary author and international speaker Josh McDowell lies a painful childhood caused by a severely dysfunctional family, sexual abuse and an alcoholic father.
On Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7 PM, Undaunted: The Early Years of Josh McDowell, a new docu-drama by Director/Script Writer Cristóbal Krusen will premiere at Chase Oaks Church in Plano, Texas.
Shot throughout Michigan to capture the rolling acreage surrounding the McDowell’s family farm, Undaunted sheds light on McDowell’s darker days as an innocent child growing up in a severely dysfunctional family.