Mission Blog

Tim Lester did some fantastic evening conferences and a weekend Napkin Training while in Denver this last weekend. The groups were small and had great fun during Tim’s presentations. We must thank CJ & Linda Addison for hosting the Napkin Training in their home in Arvada and feeding us every day. Thanks for making it......

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Raimundo Ericson, an ordained pastor and professional translator and interpreter, met Mike back in 1985 in Buenos Aires, when he was invited to be Mike’s interpreter in his first speaking trip outside the US. Raimundo and Hilda immediately felt that the Abiding Life message was what their soul and spirit longed for. After the conference......

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Alfredo and Marta Peña, and their son Marcos, live in Montevideo, Uruguay. Alfredo has been for over 29 years the pastor of a Baptist church in this city. From 1988 to 2013 he worked for Every Home Crusade in his country, visiting over 1600 churches of all denominations. When Mike, Tim and Raimundo visited Uruguay......

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Haralds and Iveta live and work in Grobina, Latvia. They minister in Grobina Church doing pastoral ministry, home groups, training leaders, and much more. Groups read the Bible and share their lives and do ministry together (cleaning the sanctuary, preparing meals after service, doing some “help” work for church members when it’s needed). “We are challenged......

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I wanted to share this note from Harald about his ministry in Latvia. I have condensed some of it to put on his WITH partners page, but loved the whole thing and wanted you to be able to read it.  I am happily married to Iveta. We got married very late but do not regret it......

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Mike first met Manie and Annelie in Mozambique where Manie directed a Bible school, and it was a surprise to them when the Lord called them to minister in Portugal where they now serve as missionaries. Manie is a pastor there, and they are fluent in Portuguese although they hail from South Africa. Manie says,......

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Our WITH Partners page will now have info about several of the people and ministries we help to support around the world. A huge chunk of our budget every year goes to many people Mike met during travels and we have continued to support over the years. Thank you to our supporters who make this......

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Sir, we wish to see Jesus. Jn 12:21 I want Jesus! I want to see Jesus! In me, around me, in all things created, in everything good and bad, I want to see Jesus. I keep getting in trouble for saying it, and I do not understand why. I am more excited about Jesus than......

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But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 I remember the first time I heard Mike’s phrase “There is nothing the nearness......

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Hello! I am starting a blog in order to keep everyone apprised of goings on in the Abiding Life family around the world, to encourage and refocus by posting bits of Mike’s writings, and to introduce new material through articles written by others and myself. My hope is that this will allow you to feel......

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