Years ago, a friend challenged me to expand the ministry of teaching God’s people God’s way of handling money beyond America. He asked me one penetrating question: “Is there any follower of Christ anywhere that shouldn’t know what the Bible says about money?”
The obvious answer was, “Of course, not!”
The Bible contains 2,350 verses dealing with money and possessions. These financial truths are applicable to every generation and every culture. They apply to sophisticated economies like ours, as well as to very simple economies often found in the developing world. After all, when the Bible was penned, most economies were very basic.
It’s clear that teaching these principles is on God’s heart. He alone has brought Compass world-class, godly Continent Directors for South America, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, and India (we treat India as a continent since one out of six people on the planet live there).
Today, Compass serves 48 countries. Some of our country leaders courageously Continue reading Anatoliy & Ukraine
The civil unrest and conflicts in the Ukraine with Russia have been worrisome and big news, but far removed from those of us living in North America. However, what if a family member of yours was living in Kiev?
Well, there is.
His name is Anatoly, and he is a member of God’s family—your family if you know Jesus Christ. Anatoly is the Compass Director for Ukraine and the entire Russian speaking world. He is a dedicated leader. He is married with two young children. They need your prayers because they live in a very dangerous place.
But Anatoly isn’t alone. There is the Compass South American Director, Andres Panasiuk, choosing to live in the most violent city in Mexico. And our Compass India Director, Richard, who often sends us a cryptic email asking for the prayer of protection for his team working in areas where there is massive hostility towards followers of Christ.
Would you please join us in praying for the Spirit of God to draw close and protect these men and women who are risking their lives for the sake of Christ and for teaching His way of handling money? May their examples be an encouragement to all us to make our lives count for our Lord.
Love in Christ,
I need your prayers!
On Monday, February 11, I will be traveling to Germany to meet the European Compass team for the first time. Under the very able leadership of Peter Briscoe of Holland, about 25 world-class country leaders will be assembling from England, Holland, Spain, Switzerland, France, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Portugal, Macedonia, Slovenia, and Croatia.
We will then participate in the Europartners Conference exposing Christian business people throughout Europe to Compass. I will be joined by Bruce Witt and Kyle Hasbrouck on the trip, and we will return on the 18th.
I strongly sense that the Lord is up to something very, very special in this part of the world. A couple of Sundays ago I was praying over a map for each of the European countries, and unexpectedly began weeping. I was overcome by a sense of urgency to Continue reading European Conference