A near-death experience on the job helped lead this former firefighter to the Lord, and then into the mission field in Central Asia.
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The stories from the Hurricane Isaac aftermath would be hard to imagine, if not for the power of the Holy Spirit. But when the Spirit movesas He has throughout the Gulf regionthe Rapid Response Team chaplains can only marvel in the life-changing power of Christ.
From the ashes of 9/11, Franklin Graham recognized the need to develop a Rapid Response Team ministry to share Christ in the midst of crisis and disasters. BGEA Festival Director Chad Hammond shares the story from a firsthand perspective.
Capping off a weekend where 24,000 people descended on downtown Green Bay, Wis., hundreds more took the bold step; and despite a brief downpour, God's natural beauty showed up in more ways than one.
Filipino pastor Joey Bonifacio explains discipleship using, of all things, LEGO. Like the multi-shaped blocks, the book builds upon the idea of connecing with God and others. Be sure to check back often to enter to win.
Why a modern-day Indiana Jones and former soldier is venturing into a war-torn region for what could be his riskiest expedition yet.
Known as Papa Joe to thousands of Tennessee youth, Joe Bradford has made it his life’s mission to father the fatherless. Through his ministry Elijah’s Heart, he is using choirs, plays, tutoring and food to impact young lives.
How athletes and evangelists are combining to make Londons Summer Olympics about more than just sports.
Why our call to share the gospel involves more than words and theology.
This article was orginally published in the May 1996 issue of Charisma.
In Manhattan, David Wilkerson has given the term ‘Broadway revival’ a whole new meaning.
Perhaps God had a better idea when the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar opened 25 years ago in Manhattan at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. Today the ornate Broadway landmark houses a flourishing Pentecostal ministry called Times Square Church (TSC), founded by David Wilkerson in 1987.
“We originally came here to find a holy remnant who would welcome repentance and set an example that people could live a righteous life in the midst of Babylon or Sodom,” Wilkerson says.
David Wilkerson first offered this timely message in the July 1991 issue of Charisma. In light of his tragic death, we're reposting it as a testament to his remarkably prophetic voice.
The great need of this hour is for Christians to learn to sing the song of deliverance on the testing side of trouble.
The children of Israel were in a hopeless predicament. The Red Sea was before them; the moutains were to the left and right; Pharaoh and his iron chariots were closing in from the rear. God's people seemed helplessly trapped, just waiting to be cut down. Yet God purposely had led them into this precarious spot.
It was panic time in the camp of Israel. Men shook with fear, and women and children wept as they huddled around relatives. Moses was mobbed by irate family leaders who cried: "Surely this is the end. Weren't there enough graves in Egypt to bury us there? You had to drag us out here to die. We told you in Egypt to let us alone. It was better to be slaves there than to die in this miserable wilderness" (see Ex. 14:11).
Charisma spoke with David Wilkerson in 2008 during Teen Challenge's 50th anniversary. Here are some never before published quotes that he shared with us.
“I carried with me all this time over the years a bit of self-condemnation if I only had more education. I only had one year of Bible school. My parents were poor and could not afford college. I had an inner nagging if only I had been more educated I would be much better in my exegesis of scripture. But my father taught me to pray. He said ‘God will always make a way for a praying man.’
"I was so busy in my 30s and did not have time to read enough. I was hungry for a deeper insight into scripture. I studied the Puritans and tried to improve my knowledge of scripture.
I'm convinced that God's will for you is to talk with other people about Christ.
While witnessing to a guy on the streets of Denver once I explained how he could give his life to Jesus Christ. His response was, "That's too easy." I replied, "Do you want me to make it difficult?"
God wants us to join Him in going after the thing He loves most: People.
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