Category: Stories

Multiplying Disciples Among the Least, Last, and Lost

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In the Face of Setbacks and Opposition, Bible Translation Pushes Forward

In Part 1 of their story, Leo and Tori were working on translating thirty-five Bible stories. The stories spanned from Creation to Christ, in the language of the Alze people. The Alzes are an ethnic minority of several thousand people. They live in a mountainous area of a much bigger country. Most of them can …

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They Were Not Sure God Understood Their Prayers

“There are approximately 7,100 living languages spoken on earth today. As I write this introduction there are some 1,600+ living languages that still do not have a single verse of the Scriptures translated. These 1,600+ languages need to be translated to reach zero.” David Hamilton, Youth With A Mission. Up in the mountains, on the …

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How One Man Refused to Give Up on a High Caste People Group

God has been doing amazing things during the pandemic year. In spite of lockdowns and difficulties, His Kingdom is advancing among the unreached! Talking to a South Asian church planter recently, Raj* told me of significant breakthroughs in their area this past year. Some of these are among very unreached high caste Hindus peoples. Raj …

When A Disciple Making Movement Becomes a Missionary Movement

Baptisms, multiplication, and generational growth are all part of what happens when a movement begins. But how does that movement then start to send out missionaries to launch other movements? The following story was told by M. Andersson who worked closely with a Disciple Making Movement that has become a missionary movement. “What a privilege …

How the Pandemic Kickstarts Breakthrough Growth

In June 2020, the COVID 19 pandemic was raging in many parts of the world. Severe lockdowns had come upon South Asia. This brought our disciple-making activities to an almost complete standstill. There were forty of us equipping people in skills for Disciple-Making Movements. What should we do? We discerned God leading us to make …

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3 Mullahs Meet Jesus

Our friend is a Muslim background believer. He has a vision for a Disciple-Making Movement in his nation. We’ll call him Paul*. Facebook Fruit? One of the ways he reaches people is through a Facebook page. One day, he met a man from the southern part of his country. First, he talked to through messenger, …

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If We Want Our Disciples to Surpass Us, What Happens?

When fellow workers in the harvest tell their amazing stories, it captures my attention. That’s what happened during a YWAM gathering in Asia. Coworkers from many continents sat shoulder to shoulder. We listened carefully as the host interviewed our friend. Interviewer: How did you get started with Disciple-Making Movements? “My native country is mostly Muslim. …

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A Truly Amazing Disciple-Maker You’ve Never Heard Of

In the southeast of India there is a state called Andra Pradesh. It is located in the eastern part of the subcontinent. It is near the Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, and Odisha. As with most states of India, Christians in Andra Pradesh are a small minority. A Tribal Man Hears and Believes …

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Caribbean Lady With A Fearless Heart

What is your attitude toward the supernatural? Have you ever cooperated with God to cast out evil spirits? Or been part of setting people free from oppression? One young woman had the faith and boldness to believe the Lord and His Word. When encountering evil, she was fearless. She did not shrink back. The courageous …

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Can God Use an Ordinary, Simple Man?

High in the Himalayan Mountains lives a man named Raj*. Many would call him an ordinary Nepali man. After Raj came to faith, he was discipled and trained by one of our YWAM South Asian church planters. He was also given a Bible. In time he grew as an obedient follower of Jesus. Everywhere he …

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