Stories of Revival: Caught in Adultery

Read: John 8:2-11 One day as Jesus was teaching the crowds, the local religious leaders brought forward a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. As a pastor, I’ve sometimes had my sermons interrupted by various distractions, but I can truthfully say I’ve never experienced anything quite like that. There’s no denying that this woman had broken …

Stories of Revival: Second Chances

Read: Matthew 9:9-13 What’s the weirdest thing that’s happened to you at work? If your name is Matthew the tax collector, the answer is easy: One day, while Matthew was working at the tax collector’s booth, a Jewish Rabbi named Jesus came up to him and said “Follow me.”  When a Rabbi said “Follow me,” they were inviting you to …

Stories of Revival: The Wee Little Man

Read: Luke 19:1-10 Zacchaeus was a wee little man who had a life changing encounter with Jesus in the city of Jericho. As the chief tax collector, Zacchaeus worked on behalf of the oppressive Roman Empire. They were notorious for demanding more than what was actually owed and lining their own pockets for selfish gain. Now if the name Jericho …

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Stories of Revival: A Sinful Woman

Read: Luke 7:36-50In Luke 7, Jesus is invited to dinner at the home of a prominent religious leader named Simon. A woman from that same town who lived a “sinful life” (which was a nice way of saying she was a prostitute) learned that Jesus would be there, and rushed to the scene with a special gift in tow: an …

Stories of Revival: Jairus’ Daughter

There’s nothing like a parent’s love for their child. In Mark 5, an important religious leader named Jairus came to Jesus because his daughter had become gravely ill. He was terrified that without some kind of miracle, she wouldn’t make it. For those of us who are parents, we know the fear and desperation that this father felt. It’s a …

Stories of Revival: A Paralyzed Man

In Mark 2:1-12, news about Jesus had spread like wildfire. Jesus had spent time healing people and casting out demons in the local villages. When he came to a town called Capernaum, so many people came to Jesus that there wasn’t any more room in the house. Or outside. Or anywhere close! But that wasn’t about to stop one man—and …

Stories of Revival: The Sick Woman

In Mark 5, Jesus encounters a woman who had reached a dead end. After twelve years of suffering from a debilitating medical condition, she had probably given up hope. The Bible says she spent everything she had at various doctors, but instead of getting better, she just got worse. Everything changed for this woman when Jesus came to her village. …

Ahaz: The Powerful Christmas Story You’ve Never Heard

“All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). (Matthew 1:22-23, NIV) When Jesus was born to the virgin Mary in Matthew 1, his birth was the fulfillment of a promise God had made …

Update from Chris & Krystal

Dear Friends, We pray this email finds you and your family well. Our quick return to the States in March due to COVID was the most difficult parenting decision we’ve had to make thus far. However, we see that so much fruit that has come from this decision for our family, the ministry, and Chris’ role for MOHI as a …

Ethiopia Missions Update (Oct. 2020)

COVID19 PANDEMIC IN ETHIOPIA UPDATE: Are you tired of pandemic news and updates?  I am too!  However  news is still news and we must continue to report it.  As of today there have been 63,888 reported cases in Ethiopia.  Nearly 10,000 of these are rated “severe” by the reporting agencies.  Addis Ababa is the epicenter of the pandemic and information …