A Story of Missions

We are the Gragg family, and we are an ordinary family who listened to a simple, yet extraordinary call to love our neighbors. Our story began in 1985 when Mark (dad) and Jennifer (mom) met…

A Story of Community

November 14, 2014, is a day remembered by many who were touched by the life of Nathan Clark.  While traveling with his parents and a teammate for a weekend soccer tournament, Nathan was tragically shot…

A Story of Big Faith

My name is Lisa Anne, but I was born with the name Jennifer Carolina, which was my given birth name before I was adopted. I lived in an orphanage with my sister in Bogota, Colombia…

A Story of Being Led

From birth on, Reg and I (Ronda) were raised in Christian homes, and we raised our 4 children in faith as well. We have grown up going to church, praying, and believing. For this we…

A Story of Going

Seventeen years ago, I traveled deep into the interior of China, up a mountain and to a small town. I sat on a hill at night overlooking that town and wondered if anyone there had…

A Story of Compassion

My name is Diane Pledger, and my husband Bobby and I are year round volunteers with Samaritan’s Purse for Operation Christmas Child. We have been in this role since 2008, and have been blessed by…

A Story of Looking Forward

I never set foot in a true evangelical church until I was 18. As the youngest of three boys born in Dayton, Ohio, my parents were catholic converts and heavily involved in Catholicism. There were…

A Story of Open Doors

I was born and raised in New Jersey to a family that always attended church, but it wasn’t until I was older and experienced great loss that I truly began to seek after the Lord….

A Story of Worship

I’ve always loved music. For as long as I can remember, I have listened to all different genres and types, from hip hop to metal, classical to jazz, rock to pop. Music has always spoken…

A Story of Generosity

It is entirely fitting that Bev and Kathleen Sullivan would meet at church. Bev Jr.’s parents always told him that church absolutely was the best place to look for—and find—a wife. And church is where…