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 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.

The Great Opportunity: Making Disciples of Jesus in Every Vocation – FT4F0049

Join FromTheForeFront Special Edition as we discuss Dave Buehring’s new book. 

Vocational Discipleship is an emerging term (and reality) in our times, and God has given him some revelation and application that will help us get up to speed! Get your copy for Kindle on Amazon now, and the book on on it’s official release on Amazon March 30, 2021. 

Find out more about Dave, his team, and their significant contribution in disciple making at Lionshare.org

Find Dave’s book, The Great Opportunity on Amazon.

Short Term Missions in War Torn Syria – FT4F0047

Kyle Rice, our guest this month, normally leads a somewhat normal life in Anchorage, Alaska area. Family man, working in corrections, and a guy who loves the outdoors ( as many Alaskans do) would describe him pretty well.

Why go to Syria on a short term mission, in the middle of all the unrest and destruction? Over these two sessions, Kyle explains why the normal guy accepted this challenge, and you might just be challenged, too! Check it out here on FXMissions FromtheForeFront.

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Half Timing for Jesus – FT4F0046

Join us today as we talk missions with Zack Loving, joined by our friend in common, Billy Bohannon.

Originally from remote Southeast Texas, Zack and his family are half timers. Maybe that word doesn’t mean what you think it means? Half the year Zack and family are in Thailand and half in Alaska! Can you say “I’d rather you be hot or cold?”

Not sure that Zack, a pilot, thought about that when agreeing to dedicate his life in Aviation missions. Find out about his work with Free Burma Rangers and more about him, too, on this edition of From The Forefront, an FXMissions Podcast.