Below are just a few of the main features in our upcoming issue. We hope you will be encouraged and inspired in your walk with the Lord.
In “Chasing the Cup,” pages 12-22, is a dynamic, 11-page photo feature that relates AIA Brazil's role in developing effective partnerships with local churches and ministries using the 2014 FIFA World Cup event as an opportunity for evangelism. AIA City coordinator David Araujo shares his heart for Brazil as he coordinated volunteers sharing the gospel at 12 Fan Zones in Fortaleza, part of 66 Fan Zone outreaches in 10 cities throughout Brazil.
Written by Philip Long / Photographs by Ted Wilcox
In “Time and Place,” pages 23-25, writer Anne Marie Winz examines the potential of engaging people in spiritual conversations by simply asking them a question and intently listening to their response. She suggests that just sharing a few words of encouragement can often be the springboard into spiritual conversations—if we will just look for opportunities to share about God.
Written by Anne Marie Winz / Illustration by Seth Nickerson and Ashley Walton
Cru's Native American ministry, Nations, is thriving at New Mexico State University. In “Faith and Heritage,” pages 26-33, Cru leaders Donnie and Renee Begay figured out that Native American students thrive within a cultural context of community and connection. To nurture that kind of safe environment for NMSU students, the Begays opened their hearts and home, modeling a journey of evangelism and discipleship that involves elements of restore, nurture and serve. A sidebar includes the relationship-building tool called “LifeMap,” which helps people connect with each other by listening to their stories and engaging in spiritual conversations.
Written by Rich Atkinson / Photographs by Tom Mills
In “Purifying Desires,” pages 34-36, staff member Brett Butcher relates his journey from sexual addiction toward freedom by breaking away from isolation and asking for hope—especially within the context of sharing his struggles and successes within community. Unpacking intimacy wounds is where the author believes that trust is genuinely built and freedom is truly found. A sidebar includes tips and resources from the Josh McDowell Ministry that help parents talk to their children about sex.
Written by Brett Butcher with Hope Forrester