Written by Abera Habte.
Advance in Ethiopia is Advancing! I first heard about Advance when I came to the 2018 Summit in Birmingham. Following that event, with the support of Ben and the whole Advance team, we’ve now seen the Advance material translated into Amharic and spread across Ethiopia!
Written by Aaron Routledge
The call of the evangelist is not a seasonal call. We aren’t evangelists for a time and then move on to something else. But this lifelong work can, at times, feel more like a lifelong sentence! We need to be aware of what we sometimes cling on to sustain us, and what it is that ultimately can sustain us in our evangelism.
Written by Shakeyra Mason.
One thing I wish I’d known before I started sharing my faith is that preparation is essential.
As a zealous young believer, I was excited to take to the streets and share my faith. With very little preparation, knowledge of the word, or even prayer, I eagerly began to rush into conversations about Jesus. It wasn’t always fruitless, but there were many times where I would’ve benefitted from being more prepared for those opportunities.
The extent of the Christian church in Latin America is difficult to quantify due to its magnitude and the great mass of territory it covers. Equally complex, is the work that is needed around unity focused on the evangelistic purpose of the church: to be one so that the world may believe. But together with the GNE of the Luis Palau Association, we are certain that God has given us Advance as a tool to fulfil his purpose as to see the gospel preached in all nations.
Written by Kimmi Nagani
I was born in India. It is a country rich in culture and traditions, with people worshipping a million Gods, and speaking hundreds and thousands of languages/dialects; a Socialist Secular Democratic country with only 2% of the population being Christian. It’s a wonderful country with interesting facts but too complicated when it comes to living a balanced life because everything is based on caste, class and cash. Only Jesus can help us adapt to these situations.
Written by Alan Greene
One thing I wish I’d known before I started to share my faith, is that we need to be compassionate for the lost, not simply intellectual believers trying to win arguments as a way to push people into accepting Jesus. Particularly in my early years as a Christian, I wish I’d known this – many times I should have been “A messenger of the good news rather than trying to be a persuader to my cause and belief.”
Written by Bryce Kwant.
To be honest, when I first heard about Advance, I was sceptical – another piece of material, another resource. I thought, ‘what would be different about Advance than any other material that I’ve ever worked through?’, but now I know, Advance is something different!
Written by Ben Rawding
My entire family are Christians, and so, whether they were strong in their faith or not, I grew up always surrounded by people who knew Jesus. As a result, from a young age, I’d heard all the famous Bible stories and I’d had lots of Christian input and guidance offered to me in my life. Looking back, I now see that this was an amazing blessing and one that not many people get to have, but as a child it was all I knew, and so it just seemed normal.
Written by David Whitworth
Is the good news of Jesus ever not good news? Is there ever a time where it’s not right to share the gospel? And what happens if we are asked to prove or convince others of its goodness?
Writen by Sarah Small.
One thing that I wish I knew before I started to share my faith (and to be honest I wish I could keep being reminded of because I so easily forget!) is to be authentically myself with those I’m sharing my faith with. Perhaps you’re thinking that is rather obvious! But it’s something I’ve had to learn, and continually re-learn, over many years of ministry and mission.