Divine Appointments

A Heart Attack with a Divine Appointment

We had been praying for a friend to accept Christ, but he was struggling.  Sometimes an answer to prayer requires a dramatic life storm that puts us in the boat with Jesus crying out for help. This is the storm we found ourselves in on Christmas day. Mark 4:37-40: A furious squall came up, and the … Continue reading “A Heart Attack with a Divine Appointment”

What Do You Do When God Speaks to You?

My dear friend had a divine appointment when Christ ask him to be courageous and speak to a total stranger and his young daughter that ultimately changed their lives. In my travels with Teach To Transform we have been in many different countries around the world and I have heard amazing stories of seeing and … Continue reading “What Do You Do When God Speaks to You?”

Do You See Christ in Your Suffering?

On a recent trip to a Sudanese refugee camp in Uganda, our team experienced a gloriously intense encounter with God or what I like to call a Divine Appointment. It had been a long day with air travel from the United States and multiple layovers when we finally arrived in Uganda, but our trip was … Continue reading "Do You See Christ in Your Suffering?"

What Do You See?

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Christ had a divine appointment prepared for a local church’s mission team and me on a recent trip to Ghana. It was in a predominately Muslim area where we treated those who were blind as a result of cataracts and totally dependent on family and friends to care for them. What happens when there is … Continue reading “What Do You See?”

What You Do Matters

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Christ inspired our Teach To Transform team with the love and compassion of the pastors who did not turn away from the vulnerable children of Southern Asia. Do you turn away from divine appointments the Lord has arranged or do you Stop, Listen and Act with Compassion? Many times Christ had random encounters in which … Continue reading “What You Do Matters”

The Nature of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is easier said than done. Many times. it is a matter of pride with a dose of anger that keeps us from true forgiveness. Christ took me to Asia to experience forgiveness at a level I could not imagine. Ephesians 4: 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in … Continue reading "The Nature of Forgiveness"

Divine Appointments with the children of Afghanistan

It was about 10 years ago that I was working in Afghanistan and it proved to be a life-changing trip. We prayed at the airport and I said goodbye to Karen, naïve about what the Lord had prepared for me to see. It was one of the most challenging trips I had experienced, continually fluctuating … Continue reading “Divine Appointments with the children of Afghanistan”

Christ Took a Baby to Heaven So I Could See

When Christ wants us to hear and see through His eyes, He is patient and loving but sometimes requires dramatic divine appointments. It was one of the most challenging trips we have taken in Africa, but my eyes were opened on many levels as to the vision Christ has for missions. God took a baby … Continue reading "Christ Took a Baby to Heaven So I Could See"