“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).
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
I'll never forget driving to the Grand Canyon with my mother and father in the car, my 2 year old son and my pregnant wife. We drove along the freeway laughing and telling stories, it was a joyful time indeed. Then, as if out of nowhere, we heard a beep. I looked down and I … Continue reading Help I’m in Ministry and I’m Empty!
I woke up early in the morning with the most incredible excitement bursting out of me. I slid out of bed so as not to wake my sleeping wife, poured my morning coffee and slipped into the lounge room to light the fire. Placing some logs on the night before's coals, I sat down and … Continue reading Stories Across Australia- Darwin, The City of Divine Encounters.
What do you get when you mix a pandemic, with emergency surgery, a hospital on the edge, and a God who reaches into our pain? You get some incredible stories! The past 7 days of indescribable pain, surgery and recovery, have truly been a gift for me, they have given me the most amazing experiences, … Continue reading Stories from Surgery- The Pain, Prayers, and Preaching of a Patient in a Pandemic.
“Hello Canada.” I landed in Toronto on a beautiful sunny day. The city’s basketball team had just won the NBA final, and to say the city was alive with celebration would be an understatement. I had never been to Toronto, and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I’d come to Canada to serve, to … Continue reading Stories Across the Seas- Canada. “Layer upon Layer, The Gospel Continues to Amaze Me.”
It was a clear day, as clear as the days get in a city fighting incredible levels of pollution. The streets were teeming with people, making the most of the tail end of the local religious holiday. I was talking with my friend about how I longed to see God's Kingdom come more and more … Continue reading Stories Across the Seas: S.E. Asia
I'm a big fan of the supernatural. Angels, Miracles and the Holy Spirit. Diseases healed. souls saved, the dead rising... supernaturally. Yes! I'm a big fan of the supernatural. But why? Because put plainly, the natural doesn't cut it. Last night I sat on a park bench next to a man who was a stranger … Continue reading Why the Supernatural?
It was a cold rainy Autumn day in the U.K., and I found myself walking around an impressively sized abandoned church building, next door to the smaller chapel I was about to preach in. The church building was falling apart, listed for sale years ago, yet it was still so beautiful. As I gazed up … Continue reading The God of Second Chances.
In Australian churches, there is a well known story of the European explorer "Fernandez de Queiroz" who travelled to the Southern Region of the Pacific and declared it, "The Great South Land of the Holy Spirit." Some argue that "de Queiroz" never stood on Australian soil, but an island off it's coast, saying that he was … Continue reading Australia- The Great South Land of the Holy Spirit