Miriam Paul (pen name) lives and ministers in a Majority Muslim nation. In the region where she lives, it is legal to be a Christian and to worship but it is illegal for any Muslim to convert to Christianity. Further, it's illegal to do anything to convert a Muslim to any other religion.

As we talked, she shared some powerful insights into ministry and our relationship with God. She shared her testimony, her perspective, and some of the ways God is moving.

Listen to hear how God called her to this ministry and to discover what fuels her passion.

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What we talked about

  • [00:34]– Introduction
  • [01:54]– How God called Miriam to a majority-Muslim nation
  • [07:27]– How can we learn more about the reality of the world?
  • [08:25]– Is it difficult to reconcile a loving God with a broken world?
  • [09:36]– Do you ever battle fear living in a “creative access” area of the world?
  • [11:53]– Foundational Scripture from Romans
  • [13:27]– A significant challenge in Miriam's life
  • [16:13]– Engaging Missions Leadership Moment
  • [19:30]– How is God moving in the area where you live?
  • [23:02]– Are you able to be open with your faith where you live?
  • [26:17]– Do you live according to the Kosher diet to avoid offending Muslims?
  • [27:45]– How do you bridge the gap between Allah and Yahweh (Jehovah)?
  • [30:38]– What excites you the most about what you're doing?
  • [32:17]– Is the Koran only valid in the original language?
  • [34:17]– What fuels your passion in ministry?
  • [36:23]– Do you normally work with individuals, families, or groups?
  • [42:36]– What would you share with someone called into the marketplace who is wondering if what they do really matters for the Kingdom?
  • [44:08]– What would you like to say about refugees?
  • [49:17]– Is the Church living the Gospel in spite of what we're often told?
  • [50:18]– What would you share with somebody who is realizing they're surrounded by people from other countries?
  • [52:19]– What resource would you recommend for our listeners?

 

iTunes Reviews

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    Bryan has a relaxed style, quick humour, and "engaging" style. Every week there is different guest who is serving in a different capicity in missions. You get to hear from vetrans who have spent decades in the field to students who are about to embark on their first journey. They represent a wide spectrum of missional work and church backgrounds. Their testimonies are encouraging and thought provoking. They also add in very helpful tips for missionaries, potentiaonl missionaries, or mission supporters.

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    Not only is the content of this show wonderful to listen to, Bryan makes it easy to want to listen to it as he is a great listener and has intriguing questions. I listen to many podcasts, and some of them the podcast host can get in the way of the narrative trying to be told. That is definitely not the case with Engaging Missions. Bryan finds a good balance between asking the right questions, getting the interviewee to go deeper on concepts they know well but the audience doesn’t, and allowing the interviewee to tell his/her story. It’s a fine balance to find and he does it well.

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    February 25, 2016 by Daniel J. Lewis from United States

    Bryan does a great job of pulling inspiring stories from his guests. Not only will this motivate you, but I think it can help open your eyes to the wide field of Christian missions work. I think you’ll learn how to better pray for missionaries, recognize how you can support missions work, and discover opportunities to participate yourself!

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  • Great interview, Great ministry.
    January 22, 2015 by pagaentzy from United States

    Good to hear how God guides when we seek to know Him and His ways. Check out episode 9, Packing Bags of Light.

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    It’s no secret that there are more podcast shows out there than we could ever listen to, so from Day One on iTunes, we have to start filtering all the options to find the “diamonds in the rough.” I feel that Bryan’s interviews with missionaries are at the forefront of cutting-edge podcast ministry. I am deeply encouraged by his ministry of missionary stories and mission education. May God bless you, Bryan, as you continue to serve the LORD and bring him glory!

  • Great source
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    It is such a great source to be able to hear and learn about missions from missionaries. Very helpful tool for missionaries to share what they are up to and how they are serving Christ.

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    Bryan has some great mission interviews on his podcast with missionaries who are on the front lines serving the Lord.

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    Interviews are very informative and an easy listen. Engaging Missions' ability to offer insightful questions to paint a picture of the opportunities and challenges with the mission field will help shed some light on what God is doing worldwide.

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    April 12, 2014 by TC Avey from United States

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