Posts with the category “mike-bond”
36 Years Ago
July 3rd, 2023
Roughly 36 years ago, while we were in Papua New Guinea, the Lord began His call to us to broadcast to Muslims over shortwave radio. The work began in earnest in 1991 . . . about 32 years ago. Over th...
Stretching in every direction
April 24th, 2023
One of the frustrations of working in missions is being confronted from multiple directions with the demands of the needs that arise, seemingly, all at the same time. It causes us to be trying to rais...
What on earth?!
February 27th, 2023
What on earth is going on today? What is He doing on earth? We’re living in a world that seems to be coming apart at the seams. Culture is upside down. Things that were once bad are now good. Eve...
Fahad and Baba...
February 6th, 2023
I wanted to use this space to let our friend, Fahad introduce himself to you. You will recall that we’ve been praying for Fahad’s health and for his father, whom we call Baba. They both have kidney di...
January 30th, 2023
For some time we’ve been asking our prayer teams to pray for the health on our Bengali website missionary as well as his father. Both suffer with kidney disease. I’ll have a lot more to share later,...
It Does Not Stop There
January 2nd, 2023
A baby was born in a manger and bedded down in a feeding trough. It wasn’t a rich man’s start in life. It wasn’t just any baby, though. This baby was the Son of God. I recently heard someone quote...
A Year Closing and a Call
December 19th, 2022
It's been quite a year and here it's almost over. We're about to let 2022 pass and see a new year born. It's really easy to look at the last couple of years and view them as throw away years. It's ...
That Christmas Feeling
December 5th, 2022
That Christmas FeelingIt’s a sweet feeling. The season of goodwill, love, neighbor caring for neighbor, decorations, music, family gatherings, special foods, and on and on. There’s so much love in t...
November 25th, 2022
Christian Emmanuel, from Zambia, is a coder, a software writer for the Kingdom. He is a YWAM missionary, Indigitous organization coordinator and works with Coding for the Kingdom. He’s joining us to w...
What's it good for?
November 7th, 2022
When you look at a ministry like G.R.O.’s ministry to Muslims, it’s really easy to see its evangelistic potential and think that evangelism is all that there is. However, this is definitely not the c...
Turning a Corner
October 31st, 2022
We’ve turned a corner. At least it’s begun. It began recently when I started introducing our website missionaries to one another. It’s the beginning of their chance to collaborate and work together...
Follow Your Heart
September 20th, 2022
From time to time I’ll be talking on subjects that follow my Big Picture article. What I’m sharing today is part of that message. If you haven’t read that yet, check it out in my previous blog.How o...
The Big Picture
September 6th, 2022
In Matthew 15, Jesus is dealing with the Pharisees. They were challenging Him because His disciples were not keeping the tradition of the elders of the Jewish people. They hadn’t washed their hands ...
Encouraging yourself in the Lord Pt 11
August 1st, 2022
Well, this is it, guys and gals. Number 11 and the last installment in my series on encouraging yourself in the Lord. This list may not be exhaustive. There are probably more. If you can think of ...
Encouraging yourself in the Lord Pt 10
July 26th, 2022
Alright, today I’ll present one of those means of encouraging yourself in the Lord which may not appeal to, or be accepted by folks from some doctrinal backgrounds. This also came up in my series cal...
Encouraging yourself in the Lord Pt 9
July 18th, 2022
So, what else could we possibly do to encourage ourselves in the Lord? Well, I count at least 3 more, including the gem that we’re going to talk about today. This is another one of those that helps ...
Encouraging yourself in the Lord Pt 8
July 11th, 2022
Wow! It’s hard to believe that there are so many things that you can do to encourage yourself in the Lord in a difficult situation. We’ve looked at six of them so far. And there are more yet to com...
Encouraging yourself in the Lord Pt 7
June 27th, 2022
Alright! Here’s installment number 7 of Encouraging Yourself in the Lord. We’re going to reveal another thing that you can do. This one is a bit different from the rest in that it departs a little ...
Encouraging yourself in the Lord Pt 6
June 20th, 2022
We’ve looked at a number of ways that we can encourage ourselves in the Lord in a difficult time. Incidentally, why wait for a difficult time to use these techniques? Why not use them daily to keep ...
Encouraging yourself in the Lord Pt 5
June 16th, 2022
What more can we do to encourage ourselves in the Lord during pressing times? Plenty! Let’s talk about another one. The reference for this is found in Phil. 4:8-9, which reads, ‘ Finally, brethren,...
Encouraging yourself in the Lord Pt. 4
June 6th, 2022
Alright, we’re starting to build a tool chest of things that we can use to encourage ourselves in the Lord in a difficult or desperate situation. Today we’ll add another, and it’s also a powerful one...
Encouraging yourself on the Lord Pt. 3
May 31st, 2022
Alright, last week we talked about how we can sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs in order to encourage ourselves in the Lord. Let’s add another tool to our kit for encouraging ourselves. It come...
Ministering to the Lord Pt. 7
April 25th, 2022
Well, this is my last installment in the series on ministering to the Lord. It’s not that I think that I’ve exhausted the list of things that we can do to minister to Him, but we’ve got plenty to wor...
Ministering to the Lord Pt. 6
April 18th, 2022
Today I want to talk about another overlooked way that we can minister to the Lord. This one might even be one of those hard, therefore unpopular, things. It’s called adoration. Have you ever consid...
Ministering to the Lord Pt. 5
April 11th, 2022
This week we’ll talk about another way by which we can minister to the Lord. It might be one of the least popular of the known ways to do so. It is the discipline of fasting.One of the reasons that ...
Ministering to the Lord Pt.4
April 4th, 2022
OK, we’ve talked a little about the general concept of ministering to the Lord. We’ve noted its Biblical foundation. We’ve discussed a bit about motivation and objectives. Now we’re gong to talk ab...
Ministering to the Lord Pt.3
March 28th, 2022
Last week we talked about praise and worship in our ‘Ministering to the Lord’ series. Remember that the Lord spoke to the church to send out Saul and Barnabas as they ministered to Him. We also talk...
Ministering to the Lord Pt. 2
March 21st, 2022
To begin with, the concept of ministering to the Lord assumes that He has some kind of need. To consider that possibility is an anathema to some parts of the theological spectrum. After all, how can...
Ministering to the Lord Pt.1
March 15th, 2022
Acts 13:1-2 ‘Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up ...
A Bird's Eye View
March 7th, 2022
Quite a number of times Jesus challenged the disciples for being without understanding. They just didn’t get it sometimes. There are times when we don’t understand because something is new or it’s so...
A Perfectly Good Funeral!
February 28th, 2022
Our Savior is something else, really. He raised people from the dead multiple times . . . three times in a big way. (Mk 5:21-41, Lk, 7:11-17, and John 11:1-57) Jairus’ daughter, the widow’s son, and...
February 21st, 2022
Recently, on a recent technical check of some of the websites one of the techs logged in to our Russian site and found 53 confirmations of people registering a decision for Christ. I was amazed and en...
Works for Me!
February 14th, 2022
I recently heard it said that there are more people in the world who have access to a cellular phone than who have access to a flush toilet. I believe that. In many places around the world, where the ...
God is Good!
January 31st, 2022
God Is Good – All the timeIt’s true and we often repeat it, but why am I so excited about His goodness? It is because we now have the Radio Content Librarian that we were hoping to gain this year. Do ...
January 11th, 2022
As I mentioned in a blog late last year, we were blessed last year some new with people to fill a couple of key needs in our ministry. We got our Google AdWords guy and a couple of Website Ministry Le...