Six years ago my wife and I found ourselves back in Australia after three years of church planting in America with no job, no ministry, and no solid home church. After Pastoring, Church Planting and seeing God move in mighty ways across America, we were suddenly “nobodies”. I was completely stripped away of all my … Continue reading God MUST Be Enough
"Do you know Jesus?" I ask this question to almost every person I meet these days. From the lady who identifies as same-sex attracted at the drive-through window, to the balding millionaire loading up his car outside a high end shopping mall. Just two days ago I spent over an hour with a dear Muslim … Continue reading Thanks Andrew… But I’m Not an Evangelist
I’ve spent a lot of time crying these past few days. Crying is probably not even an adequate word, weeping is more accurate. I’ve been weeping over the lost. Weeping over those that don’t yet know Jesus. Weeping over my new Muslim friend who tells me he has no certainty over his eternity, “Nothing is … Continue reading When Tears are Investments into Eternity
“Are you walking with Jesus?” I asked the gentleman sitting behind me. “I used to”, he replied, with a look of shame and struggle in his eyes. “I’ll walk with you if you want me to”, I offered. “You have to make the choice. It’s your choice and it’s up to you,” I affirmed. Michael … Continue reading Please Don’t Send Yourself to Hell
“Mind if I join you?”, I asked, as I spotted a fellow “BootCamper” (read about the Evangelism BootCamp I’m doing HERE) “Go ahead”, he said in his strong British accent. As we began to jog I found myself quickly realizing that I may be in way over my head! “I’m training for a 6 minute … Continue reading Better Together- Why I Need You to Be All That I Can Be (And Why You Need Others Too).
Her name was Katie. Homeless and broken, she was curled up on the pavement sleeping on concrete out the front of a Walmart in the middle of the day. I saw her and turned to my wife, “poor girl”, I muttered, as we turned the corner into our parking spot. I took the kids for … Continue reading It’s Never Too Late to do a U-Turn. Why Stopping May be the Start You (or Someone Else) Need
Have you ever thrown something and wished you hadn't? Have you ever had something thrown at you and wish it hadn't been? I'll never forget my friend Dan throwing a frozen cup of ice at me in retaliation for me putting it down his back. It was all fun and games until that ice left … Continue reading The Arrow Has Left The Bow- When You Pass the Point of No Return.
“Come” One word is all it took for Peter to walk on water with Jesus. The storm was raging and the disciples were questioning, “is that a ghost or is that Jesus?!” Peter, the rock on whom the church was to be built, ever willing to take a risk, says “Lord if it really is … Continue reading When all you have is a word.
Two years ago, I had a dream. In that dream, the late Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke said to me, "Andrew, why are you building your own database, when you can use mine?" At the time, Joyce and I were establishing our own ministry, while all around us other ministries already existed and were thriving. I knew … Continue reading A Huge Leap of Faith- CFAN’s Evangelism BootCamp
15 years ago my life was a mess. Getting drunk most nights, I was sleeping in until midday most days. I was an unreliable worker, a messy housemate, and a lousy friend. I couldn't maintain a job and the workload of my university course and I soon dropped out of university. Addicted to pornography, I … Continue reading It’s Okay to Not be Okay (But it’s not Okay to Stay that Way).