A Vision for the People of Alaska with Zack and Sarah Loving of Loving Life Missions – FT4F0060

Zack and Sarah Loving of Loving Life Missions have been following the leading of the Lord to serve for over 14 years. As a young family, they committed to using Zack’s aviation skills for the Kingdom of God. As they have continued to serve through flying, they’ve put aside comfort and gone deeper and deeper with obedience.

As they’ve gone deeper in obedience, they have experienced greater levels of freedom in Christ. This experience fuels their heart and mission to have others experience the same. To see that desire realized, the Lord has given them a vision for a physical place for the people of Alaska to be trained and grow in their faith.

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Reaching Climbers Through Coffee with Jan Waldron – FT4F0059

Do all ministries have to LOOK like ministries?

With El Búho Café in Hidalgo, Nuevo León, we know that the answer is “no.” Listen as Jan Waldron shares how this little coffee shop at the base of Potrero Chico is more than just a coffee shop and how God has shown himself faithful in so many ways over the years.

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From Depression to Purpose Through Identity, Calling & Assignment with Susan Cooper Creel – FT4F0058

Transitioning from depression and anger to new purpose and joy takes establishing one’s identity in Christ. It’s a tough journey many take. The pressures of life can be overwhelming, even for believers.

At the heart of this journey is each individual’s identity, calling and assignment – and these three are not the same. It can be easy to mix them up, as emotionally they overlap time and again. It is in sorting them out one finds truth.

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God is Bigger Than Any Catastrophe – FT4F0057

Where were you on 9/11?

Guy and Vicky Yasika share about their 9/11 experience, which started with Guy at work in the World Trade Center. Over the course of the next few hours, they saw incredible demonstrations of God's faithfulness and goodness.

But the experience didn't stop for them there. Listen to hear how God has seen them through extended periods of financial distress, near foreclosure, Survivor's Guilt, and more. And, in the end, they and their marriage are stronger.

Find hope as you hear their story and discover how God is using what He's done in and trough them to help others.

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A God Encounter Reveals the Key to Spiritual Strength – FT4F0056

Have you ever wanted to hear a word from the Lord?

terance and audera clark

That's exactly what happened to AuDera Clark in March of 2020. She was awoken in the early morning hours and an angel told her what to do next. And what God revealed to her is valuable for us as well.

We talked about this earlier with Terance on the FXMissions Leadership Moment (episode 213, episode 214, and episode 215). However, this time we’re able to hear from AuDera as well.

It started in the early morning.

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Sharing God Stories on the Yukon River – FT4F0055

We often hear about sending missionaries to foreign countries. And we hear about evangelism efforts in the cities. But what about remote villages in Alaska.

Listen as DJ and Robin Angaiak share how God began to prepare them, called them and provided for them and their entire family to take a months-long trip down the Yukon river in Alaska.

It's an incredible story of God's faithfulness and growth.

As you listen, you’ll learn:

  • Why DJ wasn't sure he wanted to share with Robin what God showed him while flying back from a conference.
  • Why their previous boating experience was no preparation for what was to come.
  • The challenges they faced as they prepared to embark on their first trip down the Yukon.
  • Where they slept while on their trip.
  • The places they could often find people congregating in the villages.
  • How a prayer and a moose reminded them of Scripture.
  • How things turned out differently than expected.

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From the Forefront, interviews with those of the front of Christian missions and ministry. Learn about leadership, life lessons, and more with the monthly, long form podcast brought to you by the creators of the Leadership Moment Podcast, FXMissions.

From The Deadliest Catch to Fishers of Men – the Story of DJ and Robin Angaiak – FT4F0054

If you were to have met them years ago, DJ and Robin Angaiak wound not have been at the top of your list for missionaries. In fact, they were an unlikely couple in so many ways.

Neither had much, if any, relationship with God. Their relationship with each other was unhealthy. There was so much hopelessness and pain.

However, God has an incredible way of not only returning what's been stolen from us, but also in turning it around for our good and the good of those around us.

As you listen, you'll learn:

  • How a key relationship in school opened up DJ's heart years later.
  • How Robin's insatiable search for something more and reading William Shakespeare opened Robin's eyes to the Gospel.
  • Why the journey from God's calling to actually stepping into missions took so long (and how knowing about call kept them going).

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From the Forefront, interviews with those of the front of Christian missions and ministry. Learn about leadership, life lessons, and more with the monthly, long form podcast brought to you by the creators of the Leadership Moment Podcast, FXMissions.

The Surprising Way God Protected Will and Etta Shehee in Uganda – FT4F0053

Before leaving for Uganda, Will Shehee felt like he and his family had a word from God – that God would protect them. In some ways, that made him feel invincible.

But as he and Etta share in their second episode together with Scott they were far from invincible. 

Still, God showed His incredible faithfulness and used incredible tragedy to strengthen their faith and to reveal a much deeper truth.

As you listen, you’ll learn: 

  • Why Will felt like they would be invincible.
  • What happened when tragedy struck.
  • How God provided support for them in Uganda, and prepared them for this difficulty.
  • What it was like to release even this tragedy to God.
  • How God was faithful to Will and Etta to share a deeper truth  with them on the same day.
  • What they would like for you to remember when you’re facing challenges or tragedies.

This is a powerful and touching story. But even more – it’s a story of God’s goodness.

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From the Forefront, interviews with those of the front of Christian missions and ministry. Learn about leadership, life lessons, and more with the monthly, long form podcast brought to you by the creators of the Leadership Moment Podcast, FXMissions.

Are Conspiracy Theories Biblical? – FT4F0052

Francesco Abortivi rejoins the podcast for this discussion with Scott about conspiracy theory, related to a featured article FXMissions Blog that Francesco authored.  Conspiracies can ruin your life, as the Bible is clear. 

Take your medicine, and push back as needed, but don't fail to ready your mind to resist the seduction of conspiracies. This will help you.

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From the Forefront, interviews with those of the front of Christian missions and ministry. Learn about leadership, life lessons, and more with the monthly, long form podcast brought to you by the creators of the Leadership Moment Podcast, FXMissions.

How God Showed His Faithfulness Through Culture Shock and Disaster in Uganda – FT4F0051

Have you ever found yourself in the face of fear or loss wondering if God is REALLY going to see you through it?

It's at one of those times that Will and Etta Shehee learned a key truth about God's faithfulness – that it's EXACTLY when we want to question God that we most need to remind ourselves of God's faithfulness. That's when they learned that they could rest in God's goodness to see them through, no matter what the outcome.

As you listen, you'll discover

  • How being in Uganda for a few months still didn't prepare them for the shock of really moving their lives there.
  • How simple cultural expectations caused MASSIVE confusion.
  • How God prepared them for a very trying season using a pregnancy.
  • How God turned a driver afraid for his life back around to help Will and Etta, and how his actions may have saved their lives.
  • How God had just the right people in the right places at the right time.

You're sure to be encouraged in our faith and challenged in your walk. I know I was.

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From the Forefront, interviews with those of the front of Christian missions and ministry. Learn about leadership, life lessons, and more with the monthly, long form podcast brought to you by the creators of the Leadership Moment Podcast, FXMissions.