Unexpected Responses From the Web

Oct 02, 2019 • Chinese, English, Portuguese

“Hello! I am an ordinary Chinese Christian living in Japan. Every night before I sleep I listen to the Chinese Today devotional as part of my quiet time. Thank you so much! May God be with all the brothers and sisters who trust in his name! Amen!” Messages like this...

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A Faith Across Generations

Jun 28, 2019 • All, English

Back in 1980, Lori Persenaire lay in the hospital where she would soon pass away. She was only 20 years old, but cancer had ravaged her body. Still, Lori offered some encouraging advice for the patient on the other side of her room’s dividing curtain. “Lilian, I can’t see you...

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Reframing Marriages in North America

May 30, 2019 • English

“We live in a culture that promotes a Hollywood fantasy that if you’re with your soulmate, everything will be hunky dory—you’ll live happily ever after—and there will be no issues,” said Rev. Deb Koster, producer of Family Fire. “The reality is that we’re all broken, and we’re trying to find...

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Welcoming a new Prayer Ministry Leader

Mar 21, 2019 • English

Rev. Emily Vanden Heuvel joined ReFrame Media, the English ministry of Back to God Ministries International, as the Senior Producer of Pastoral Care. Emily comes with a passion to continue ReFrame’s long tradition of providing prayer and pastoral care for those who seek spiritual support through its family of media...

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Discipling Children Through Kids Corner

Jan 29, 2019 • English

Spike, Morrie, and Mumbly Pete play a key role in developing Micah Benjamin’s faith. “I have a lot in common with Liz,” Micah adds, expressing his allegiance to one of his favorite lizard characters in an online audio drama. Micah lives in Holden, Mass. Two years ago the family discovered...

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3 Ways that Media Brought Community in 2018

Dec 28, 2018 • Chinese, English, Hindi

At their worst, social media sites seclude us from face-to-face interactions. But they also offer unique opportunities to connect with others. Members of Back to God Ministries International’s listener communities in India would agree. Thanks to these communities, Shaurya Singh (name changed) and his family can explore their new faith...

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Torn Between Love and Abuse

Nov 14, 2018 • English

Elizabeth (name changed) is torn when she looks back on her 27 years of marriage. “It’s like my husband is two different people,” she said. Both Elizabeth and her husband had turned their lives around from, as Elizabeth described it, “a life of horrible binges of alcohol and being mentally...

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New Prayer and Support Group for Women

Oct 26, 2018 • English

Do you know a woman caught in a struggling marriage? In early October, Family Fire launched a private Facebook group specifically for women who want to pray for their marriages to improve. The online ministry met a huge need. Within 24 hours, nearly 300 women signed up for the encouragement...

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Music Opens Doors to Hindi and English Ministry

Aug 27, 2018 • English, Hindi

Tapan’s hobby was listening to music on his radio. But God used that for so much more. Tapan lives in West Bengal, a state in India where nearly 70 percent of the people adhere to Hinduism, and where Islam is the fastest-growing religion. Yet, through efforts in part by Back...

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Engaging Your Community

Jul 25, 2018 • English

Members of Bethel CRC in Acton, Ont., strive to be a part of their community. But they realize their communications haven't always reflected that mission. Bethel CRC is located in the heart of Acton outside the greater Toronto area. “We’re in a good location with a good amount of traffic...

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