His Peace

"He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm." - Mark 4:39Mary Brenner first visited La Mesa State Penitentiary in 1965, when she was a prosperous Beverly Hills homemaker. What she saw moved...

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Love to the End

"Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified. - Mark 15:15Thomas Kozaki was born in 1582 in Ise, Japan. His father Michael was a carpenter and a Christian. Michael met some Franciscan...

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Praying for Guidance

"Then he prayed, "O LORD, God of my master Abraham, give me success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham." - Genesis 24:12Stephen Oldford was the born son of missionaries in Zambia in 1918. He committed his life to Christ and witnessed first-hand the...

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Repent and Believe

"'The time has come,' he said. 'The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!'" - Mark 1:15J. Edwin Orr, a professor of Church history has described the great outpouring of the Holy Spirit during the Welsh Revivals of the nineteenth century.From the...

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Adding to Their Number

"praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved." - Acts 2:46Up until the last part of the twentieth century, there were few if any known Christians in Mongolia.In 1980 a young Mongolian named...

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A Blessed Prayer

"Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, "I gave birth to him in pain." Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I...

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Peter Kennedy