By David Prairie October has been a very encouraging month for our pre-field journey. We saw an increase in support of about $420/month, which brings us up to about 35% of our goal. Our prayer for November would be to see that double. If we could get $840 in new commitments this month, that would … More They shall see the glory of the LORD
By David Prairie First, let me explain the title of this post. I am not saying that going to church is the only part of God’s will for your life, but I hope to show that it’s an important part. I am also not meaning to oversimplify the often-misunderstood topic of God’s will, but I … More It is God’s will for you to go to church
By David Prairie There are at least two ways to become convinced of the sovereignty of God. The first way is to have it shown to you by others. This could be done through Bible reading, as the Scriptural authors teach those who search the Scriptures, or through the gift of sitting under the (written … More Why God’s Sovereignty Matters
By David Prairie (Note: This article is a lightly edited transcript of a brief message given to the mission teams partnering with Graceworks Ministries in Anchorage, AK on June 5, 2018.) People participate in short-term mission trips for any number of reasons. Maybe you came specifically to Alaska because you wanted to see the beauty … More The Glory of God and the Motive for Missions
By David Prairie As we prepare to transition into full time missions, we often field many of the same questions from people. “Where are you going?” “What are you going to do?” “Why are you going there?” “What made you decide to do this?” “Can’t you just do that here in America?” “You need how … More The Need for Global Theological Education
By David Prairie (Note: This is a lightly edited transcript of the message that I gave on “Senior Night” for our youth ministry on May 23, 2018.) One phrase has summarized what has been the aim of this youth ministry for nearly the past decade. The phrase is “know God and make him known.” That … More The People who are Known by their God
By David Prairie I’ve loved youth ministry since I was in high school. After graduation I stayed involved with the youth by serving as a small group leader and later as an intern. My undergraduate concentration was in youth ministry. So, when my home church asked me to fill the role of youth pastor in … More What I will miss about being a youth pastor
Brandi and I have a video we’d like to share with you all that explains more about our support needs and how people can partner with us in our journey to Moldova. Please watch this short video, then pray about how you can invest with us. Also, feel free to share this video with others. … More A Video Update!
By David Prairie (Note: This was originally written to our home church, Grace Baptist in Chattanooga, but we are certainly grateful for others who catch this vision and join us in it.) Many of you are familiar with a fundraising strategy that our youth ministry has employed for several years now. In anticipation of summer … More Will you Take an Envelope for Us?
By David Prairie The world lost an evangelical giant with the recent passing of Dr. R. C. Sproul, whose faith became sight on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Dr. Sproul pastored the Saint Andrews Chapel in Sanford, Florida, and was the founder of Ligonier Ministries, which publishes theological literature that is used around the globe. Dr. … More A Forgotten Aspect of the Gospel: R. C. Sproul on Expiation