Stories

18Aug

Summit Worker Leaves Home Every Day 'Expecting God to Act'

Summit member Amanda S. recently moved to South Asia and shared this update on how God is giving her relationships that help her share good news. Join us in praying that God would strengthen and encourage Amanda and the workers with whom she partners. I moved to South Asia six months ago as a worker in a position of complete dependence on the Lord. I had no language, no cultural skills, and no local friends. It was just me, a few other American workers, and the Spirit within me. Looking back, I have learned this exact position of utter dependence is...

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23Jun

Year of Disciple-Making: New Friendship with Iraqi Refugee Leads to God’s Love in Action

By Elizabeth Ashford Jill Sheets knows firsthand how nurturing a friendship with someone across cultural barriers can profoundly change your life. Her friendship with Tabarek started at a bus stop in Durham one frigid morning this past January. Jill had passed the stop twice while running errands and noticed the same young woman standing there with her two young children. She felt God telling her to stop and offer the woman a ride. She had never done such a thing before and had a million excuses as to why she shouldn’t. But then she looked in the backseat of her husband’s truck...

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16Jun

Your Prayers for South Asia Are Making a Difference

Summit Worker Witnesses Healing and Conversion After Prayer “Know that your prayers have a great impact on numerous people,” shares a Summit worker living in South Asia. For several months she has been spreading the word of an urgent prayer request on behalf of her house helper. This woman, a local believer, has been a beacon of light in her dark community and has been boldly declaring her faith despite much community scorn and ridicule. When this woman’s infant granddaughter became very ill and was diagnosed with a serious heart defect, “A” recognized the situation as another opportunity to seek the...

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26May

Lloyd Mann: Serving the Nations Among Us

En Español Last fall, Summit en Español honored one of its most influential and godly leaders, Lloyd Mann, as he retired from service as an elder. Lloyd and his wife Wilma helped establish the campus after retiring from their role as regional consultants for Missions Mobilization in Central America and the Caribbean. After college, Lloyd was part of the International Mission Board’s inaugural Journeyman program, a two-year, overseas missions experience. He learned Spanish in high school and college and always had a desire to share the gospel in Latin America. As a Journeyman, he served in Costa Rica, where he met Wilma....

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19May

International Church Planting: Celebrating What God Did in 2016

The Summit is continually training and sending out our best to serve in places of great need around the world and in partnership with our long-term workers and church planters on the field. In 2016, we saw God do an amazing work and wanted to share with you just how many people we sent last year. Long-term (serving for two years or more overseas): 42 individuals sent overseas 32 new church plants overseas 7,080 gospel presentations by Summit members overseas 653 people came to Christ overseas through the ministry of Summit members. 356 people were baptized overseas through the ministry of Summit members. 193 international church plants as...

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05May

1,000 Churches in Our Generation

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us ...” (Ephesians 3:20 ESV) Fifteen years ago, Pastor J.D. used this verse to challenge the members of the Summit to expect great things from God and attempt great things for God—things far above anything we could ask or think. Since 2002, we have seen God answer those prayers, over and over and over again. As I reflect on what God has led the Summit to do in missions over the last fifteen years, it makes...

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14Apr

Sent: Will and Ashley

Around the time City Awakening Church launched in Orlando in the fall of 2016, Pastor Louis Tamburro shared story after story of trials and spiritual warfare his launch members had been going through over the previous few months. But greater than the trials they faced, the members of this Summit church plant found God’s faithfulness to pull them through. None of them gave in to the struggles and circumstances they were facing. Watch the story of one of these families, newlyweds Will and Ashley, who left good jobs and a comfortable life only to be met in Orlando with a hit-and-run...

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