What would you do if you were transported right into the middle of the death and destruction of a civil war? In this episode of the Word of Life Podcast, we talk to Jeff Subra, a man heavily involved in medical missions through Samaritan's purse and former Word of Life Employee. He recently spent two tours in Iraq serving Syrian Refugees with medical missions. You'll hear his stories of pain and loss, but also how God is using people like Jeff to shine a light in these dark times. This is a powerful and moving episode of pain and hurt, but also of God working in one of the darkest places on the globe today.
In this episode of the Word of Life Podcast, we talk to Pastor Chris Goeppner of the River Bank Church in White River Junction, Vermont. Chris was living happily in Florida with his family when he felt God calling him to pack up and start a brand new church in Vermont. God may not be calling you to move across the country to start a church but he may be calling you to something else. Then the question becomes, will you obey the call of God?
In this episode, we wrap up our interview with Matt. Not only does he serve in Utah starting a church to reach Mormons, but he is dealing with the reality of living with a child with a severe disability. We discuss how Matt and his wife saw God working through their child's disability, and how God is using it to change him and his ministry for God's glory.
In Part two of our interview with Matt, we talk about what a Mormon has to give up to come to Jesus. Often they lose their jobs, their friends, and even their families when they accept the Gospel. We also dive into different methods Matt's church uses to reach this hard to reach people in a place where 80% of Christian churches fail.