When Offerings Have a Face: How to Love the Poor, with Keith Giles – EM269

When Offerings Have a Face: How to Love the Poor, with Keith Giles – EM269

The call of Jesus is always more radical than we would like to think. One of His calls throughout the Gospels is to take care of the poor. Keith Giles felt God leading him to serve those in need by starting a house church that gave 100 percent of its offerings to them. For 11 years, Keith has been working in house churches.

On this episode, Keith shares about the beauty and chaos that comes with house churches. He also talks about realizing full-time ministry can happen in motels and grocery stores, not just church buildings. During the show, he gives many stories of God’s work with those in need. Keith reminds us that Jesus has called us to love our neighbor, especially the poor.

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What We Talked About

What’s really going to happen is the Holy Spirit is going to transform you and change your heart in ways you did not expect were going to happen through those people that you are ministering to.

Keith Giles
  • 00:24- Episode Introduction
  • 01:26 – Our Sponsor: Love Never Fails International
  • 02:34 – Welcoming Keith Giles
  • 03:12 – Mutual connections
  • 03:35 – From vocational ministry to a house church
  • 05:58 – A call to care for the poor
  • 11:15 – How to bring life to those in need
  • 14:48 – Seeing who the offering goes to
  • 17:01 – The great reversal
  • 19:23 – An experience of transformation
  • 22:54 – What is required to partner with the poor?
  • 24:57 – Does it ever get messy?
  • 26:34 – How do you keep Jesus at the center?
  • 32:01 – Bringing reconciliation of differences
  • 34:20 – Separating relationship with people
  • 38:18 – A place to start reading
  • 39:22 – How can we best pray for you?
  • 41:16 – Final thoughts
  • 42:00 – Episode Summary
  • 43:41 – Bonus

Full-time ministry was every second of my life, every day of my life. I was in ministry when I was at work, and I was in ministry when I came home. I was in ministry when we went to the motels, I was in ministry when we went to the grocery store. I was in ministry no matter where I was.

Keith Giles

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The Power of God’s Word and an Audio Bible Voiced by Women, with Ann White – EM268

The Power of God’s Word and an Audio Bible Voiced by Women, with Ann White – EM268

When Jesus rose and returned to the Father, He left us the Holy Spirit and the Scriptures. For some people, hearing the Bible read in a woman’s voice is the best way for them to come and know Jesus. On this episode, Ann White joins to talk about her story and how she became interested in making a female audio Bible.

Through processing her own trauma and working with incarcerated women, Ann found the need for people to hear the Bible in a woman’s voice. She shares about the importance of Scripture for everyday life. By making the Bible accessible for people, more are able to hear about the amazing love of God and what He’s done for them.

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What We Talked About

If we’re going to get lost in something, let’s get lost in God’s Word. – @AnnWhiteCFL Click To Tweet
  • 00:24 – Episode Introduction
  • 01:02 – Sponsor a Child: Love Never Fails International
  • 02:08 – Getting to know Ann White
  • 02:41 – How did the Scriptures impact you?
  • 05:13 – A complete story of redemption
  • 06:49 – Understanding verses in context
  • 09:02 – Family pain and finding freedom
  • 11:24 – Transforming thoughts and finding healing
  • 15:56 – You are not alone
  • 18:55 – Ministering to women with audio Bibles
  • 24:14 – The impact of this ministry
  • 26:50 – The Spirit and the Scriptures
  • 29:03 – What keeps you going in ministry?
  • 32:40 – First steps to be involved
  • 33:26 – Text “Bible” to 62953
  • 35:22 – How can we best pray for you?
  • 36:53 – Encouragement for prayer
  • 37:56 – Closing thoughts

A Christian should be real. You know, church should be the safest place for broken sinners to go.

Ann White

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Destiny Rescue: Finding Freedom in the Love of Jesus, with Cory Nickols – EM267

Destiny Rescue: Finding Freedom in the Love of Jesus, with Cory Nickols – EM267

From the Red Sea to the resurrection, God is the One who sets people free. Cory Nickols joins in God’s freedom work by rescuing children from trafficking around the world. He works for Destiny Rescue, an organization in Thailand and Cambodia. The group rescues about 5 kids a day from sex slavery and helps the children find healing in Jesus.

Cory has been working with Destiny Rescue for seven years. He writes, speaks, and shares testimonies about what God is doing through the organization. He believes that God has rescued us so that we can rescue others.

Full Show Notes: https://engagingmissions.com/267

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What We Talked About

God has rescued us so that we can be rescuers of others. @corynickols Click To Tweet
  • 00:24 – Episode Introduction
  • 01:28 – Sponsor a Child with Love Never Fails International
  • 02:28 – Introducing Cory Nickols
  • 03:12 – Working to rescue others
  • 05:04 – What led you to this passion?
  • 18:58 – Seeing the eyes of freedom
  • 20:28 – God’s heart for children
  • 23:00 – Building trust with rescued kids
  • 24:54 – The size of the task
  • 26:28 – Revealing God’s glory to people
  • 28:45 – Stories of transformation
  • 34:00 – Wanting to rescue them all
  • 35:36 – Ways to be involved
  • 39:16 – How can we best pray for you?
  • 41:34 – Episode Summary

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Redeeming Honor: How to Share the Good News in the Muslim World, with Audrey Frank – EM266

Redeeming Honor: How to Share the Good News in the Muslim World, with Audrey Frank – EM266

Understanding honor and shame is important in sharing the Gospel in Muslim communities. In the West, shame is seen as a feeling, but in many cultures, it’s a position within the community.

For many of us, this can be hard to understand which is why Audrey Frank’s book, Covered Glory: The Face of Honor and Shame in the Muslim World, which focuses on the shame-honor paradigm, is so important.

Audrey spent over twenty years in North Africa doing medical work. As she did ministry, she learned about shame-honor culture and how it affected sharing the Gospel. Now, she helps Westerners understand the importance of shame-honor culture and how we each can carry hidden shame in ourselves. Through the Good News, we can see that God removes our shame and honors us in His love.


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No matter which person you are, the Gospel message is the same for you. He comes to rescue you because He delights in you. God delights in us.

Audrey Frank

What We Talked About

  • 00:24 – Episode Introduction
  • 00:56 – Missions Trip Opportunity
  • 02:12 – Audrey Frank
  • 02:46 – The importance of honor and shame
  • 04:14 – What led you to write this book?
  • 06:34 – The book for right now
  • 09:48 – How shame and honor manifest themselves
  • 12:00 – Two kinds of sacrifices
  • 14:21 – Stories of shame and redemption
  • 18:34 – Starting a conversation
  • 23:23 – Counterfeit honor
  • 26:22 – Reviews on the book
  • 28:41 – The problem of shame in every heart
  • 30:58 – Worldview for Dummies
  • 31:52 – How can we best pray for you?
  • 32:43 – Encouragement to pray
  • 33:19 – Episode Summary

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How to Share the Good News in Someone’s Heart Language, with Darrel Templeton of MegaVoice – EM265

How to Share the Good News in Someone’s Heart Language, with Darrel Templeton of MegaVoice – EM265

For the past few months, MegaVoice has been supporting Engaging Missions. Now we get to hear from Darrel Templeton about his work with MegaVoice. Having worked with radio and mass communication, Darrel is passionate about making the Bible accessible to people through audio. By recording the Bible in different languages, MegaVoice can bring the Gospel to people all over the world.

Recently, MegaVoice has been working on a video Bible for the deaf community in different sign languages. They also have over 43 languages lined up to record soon. In the episode, Darrel shares about the need for hearing the Scriptures in order to understand them better.

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Full Show Notes: http://engagingmissions.com/265

What We Talked About

When they actually hear the Bible in their mother tongue, or heart language, it doesn’t have to go through the brain. It goes straight to their heart, straight to their spirit, and they can understand that in a deeper way.”

Darrel Templeton
  • 00:24 – Episode Intro
  • 01:33 – Love Never Fails International
  • 02:52 – Introducing Darrel Templeton
  • 03:37 – Reaching the Deaf community
  • 07:05 – How does the solar powered Bible work?
  • 10:58 – A small team spreading the Scriptures
  • 16:43 – How to partner in MegaVoice
  • 18:20 – The domino effect of the Gospel
  • 23:55 – How do Bibles get to where they’re going?
  • 27:26 – Why an app doesn’t work as well
  • 29:56 – Avoiding distractions and devices
  • 31:47 – Access is the first step, then discipleship
  • 32:21 – How can people partner with you?
  • 37:16 – What MegaVoice Bibles do you recommend?
  • 41:05 – Did Bryan get a MegaVoice Audio Bible?

Bryan Thompson

This week, we also have a special guest, Bryan Thompson, returning to update us about Simply the Story and his life. Hear about what God has been doing over the last year through Bryan and his wife as they travel the world as nomads for Jesus.

  • 42:03 – Introducing Bryan Thompson
  • 42:21 – What’s been happening in the last year?
  • 45:10 – Travelling together around the world
  • 46:13 – New opportunities for ministry
  • 47:41 – Moments of God’s provision
  • 49:46 – The need for storytelling
  • 51:47 – New projects and investments
  • 54:12 – Best place to connect
  • 54:29 – NotQuiteHomeless.us
  • 55:19 – Episode Summary

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The Unsaved Christian: Reaching Cultural Christianity with the Gospel, with Dean Inserra – EM264

The Unsaved Christian: Reaching Cultural Christianity with the Gospel, with Dean Inserra – EM264

Many people think they are Christian but have never heard the Gospel. Dean Inserra joins the show to talk about “cultural Christianity” and how to reach these people with Jesus. In his new book, The Unsaved Christian, he talks about different forms of unsaved Christianity. These people are not just “baby Christians,” but of a separate religion all together.

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We have to make sure that we’re not advocating for a morality. We’re advocating for a worship, really, for a following of Christ. They’re two very different things.

Dean Inserra

What We Talked About

  • 00:24 – Episode overview
  • 01:21 – Megavoice Audio Bibles
  • 02:29 – About the guest
  • 02:45 – What is your book about?
  • 03:43 – Centering the Gospel on Jesus
  • 05:13 – How to bridge the gap of cultural Christianity
  • 07:52 – Walking in the tension
  • 10:28 – Becoming aware of the gap
  • 12:11 – How can we make the Gospel clear?
  • 14:43 – Different forms of unsaved Christians
  • 19:22 – The problems of church membership
  • 21:16 – Approaching traditions to reach the lost
  • 23:50 – How can we engage in God’s work?
  • 26:35 – Avoiding the witch hunt
  • 27:57 – Final thoughts
  • 29:09 – How can we best pray for you?
  • 29:57 – Closing thoughts

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