“You do belong. You are loved. We celebrate your life”

Ryan Thurman, International Director of Antioch Network, shares his personal stories with A2J, relocating into a neighborhood that had real, tangible needs near the homeless shelter and the Arizona State Capital, to learn what it means to love God and love your neighbor. “We really believe that the early church and the Acts-like living in community can be done today.” What our homeless friends “needed was a family where they could belong. Before they could completely understand the gospel, understand a loving God, they had to experience the love of God by a family.” Ryan shares Sally’s story, a homeless lady whose life was completely changed because Jesus entered in and invited her to life with him, a life that looked completely different than her first 40 years. “God is very clear that people experience love through people.”

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“The Greatest Among You Shall Be Your Servant” Matthew 23:11

Julian Gibb interviews Fr Nathan Hale, Rector, Desert Mission Anglican Church Fr Nathan shares his desire to be the Lord’s servant in the Sunnyslope Neighborhood of Phoenix. The members of the parish serve with their Time, Treasure, and Talent as we are all called to do with our Lord in the lead.

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Nothing has increased my faith more than strategic prayer

Bob Moffitt interviews Paul Covert who relates God’s powerful answers to prayer. Paul says, speaking about the next generation, “If you change the way they pray, you change the legacy of their life.”  Paul relates several stories of prayer breakthroughs, for example, how he prayed for his Dad as a youth, and how he models for his family and church members, particularly men, who want to pray more. 

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Through meeting of needs we build relationships in Albania

Pastor Julian Gibb interviews Edi Demo of the Ilyricum Movement in Albania.  Eddie says, “I was 13 years old when communism left; that was the first time I heard the gospel through the Jesus Film. That was exclusive news to me that someone had died and rose again, because I never heard that during the communism time.”