Through Project Ignite Light, Pebbles Thompson shines a light in the darkness of severe child abuse. Listen to this week's episode to learn how buying pajamas and taking showers led Pebbles and her husband, Darin, from a comfortable position as youth pastors in a church they loved to a ministry that now helps 2,400 abused children each year. While the numbers are staggering, they believe that even one is too many.

As you listen, you'll find how how their “burning bush” experience led them to child advocacy centers, where they discovered one way they could show the love of God and restore some dignity to children who so desperately needed it. You'll also hear a story of how Pebbles is able to deal with the emotional challenges of this kind of ministry. And, you may even some practical ways that you can be a minister of grace to those around you.

 

Key Scriptures

Challenge

During the summers, giving often takes a dip. There was one summer where it was particularly challenging. Learn how God went over and above the minimum financial need and showed Pebbles that his provision is extravagant.

Revelation

After nearly a year of operation, Pebbles felt overwhelmed and ineffective. But God revealed something that put it in perspective.

If you could only help one child a day for the rest of your life, would that be enough? Click To Tweet

If-you-could-only-help

Current Ministry

Pebbles and her husband dream big and they serve a big God who rules and reigns. There are several things that are really exciting them, including things that are happening on their new property. They are also developing materials that could lead to exponential growth in serving victims of extreme child abuse.

There are a lot of good ideas and then there are a lot of God ideas. We want the God ideas. Click To Tweet

Level Up

Pebbles shares some insights into the simplicity of ministry that we can apply in ministering to others as well as supporting missionaries and other ministers.

Ministry is REALLY simple. Click To Tweet Ask that God would open your eyes to the needs of the people around you Click To Tweet

Speed Round

Hindsight

God’s provision is larger than we think. Just be willing to ask. Click To Tweet

Best Advice

Build a healthy foundation. You can’t expect a house to stand if it’s not built on a solid foundation.

Support and Encouragement

A mentor asked Pebbles a question that helped her clarify the value of Project Ignite Light and released her from fear in raising funds.

Personal Success Habit

Prayer all day long and journaling.

Internet Resources

Book Recommendation: Leadership Prayers

New Place

Pebbles says that it depends on the kind of place. Find out what would be different if she was in a developing country rather than a “touristy” country.

Parting Advice

Don’t complicate things. It’s probably easier than you think. Click To Tweet

Contact Info

Project Ignite Light

Resources

Check out the Engaging Missions Online Radio Show #podcast Click To Tweet
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