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Child Soldier: The Jennifer Mitchell Story

Nine-year old Jennifer held her breath until she felt she would pass out. She begged herself, lie still. Just a bit longer. Rebel soldiers of Uganda’s murderous leader – Joseph Kony - would surely move on. Soon. The soldiers’ boots were inches from Jennifer's and her seven-year old sister’s bodies. And then one of the soldier’s stepped on her sister and the little girl cried out. (more…)
Bob Jones
July 24, 2020
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GOLIATH MUST FALL

David and Goliath are seen as the classic underdog story. The message take away from the account is that if we try hard enough we can overcome. Anything. Of any size. But that’s the wrong message. (more…)
Bob Jones
November 1, 2019
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TO ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS: DOROTHY VISSER

Upset. Angry. Judgmental. That was me before breast cancer. Yes, before. From Fear to Peace I am sitting on my deck reflecting on the day and feeling so peaceful. These past couple of months have been the hardest and most blessed in my life. Cancer. The diagnosis terrified me. Would the cancer kill me? My fear made me feel guilty. An inner voice nagged me, “Isn’t love supposed to cast out fear? Doesn’t God love you? Where’s your faith?” I was afraid of chemo and radiation and everything associated with cancer. Then I discovered how something life threatening could teach me how to live. In February 2017 Dorothy Visser's doctor informed her that she had breast cancer. Dorothy sat in…
Bob Jones
September 10, 2017
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11 THINGS MENTALLY STRONG PEOPLE DON’T DO

When Amy Morin was 23, her mother died suddenly of a brain aneurysm. She pitied herself over the injustice of losing the years she always assumed they’d have. Three Years Later... Three years later, on the anniversary of her mom's death, her 26 year old husband, Lincoln, had a heart attack and died. She kept Lincoln's belongings like a museum. She didn’t throw away his toothbrush for years. Amy wouldn’t move anything on his side of the bed. Fearing new memories would replace the old she refused to try anything new. Four Years Later... Amy remarried and within a brief time of the wedding her new father-in-law was diagnosed with inoperable cancer. He died shortly after. These devastating losses moved…
Bob Jones
August 10, 2017
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HOW A SEVERE ANXIETY DISORDER LED ME TO A WORLD RACE

When I got the call that told me that I had been accepted to participate in the World Race, I was completely shocked. While I had spent the past couple of weeks trusting that God had planned what was best for my future, I had a nagging feeling from the day that I submitted my application that I would not get in. The reason? I didn't think that a girl with a severe anxiety disorder would be looked at as a viable option for spending nine months living out of a backpack and traveling the world. Simply put, I believed that I was way too messed up.  When you meet Maya Kuipers, the first thing you notice is her confident…
Bob Jones
March 20, 2016
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I ONCE WAS LOST…

I once was lost in the woods, like literally….lost in the woods. It was the first winter camping expedition for army cadets, and I was the civilian officer in charge of 30 grunts. I was arriving late into camp with my fellow officer, it was dark, and we were convinced it was the right drop off point to the camp when we asked our driver to drop us off. It wasn’t. Sarah Ball writes with a courageous vulnerability. She is a gifted blogger, speaker, author and a mom of five. Sarah will tell you candidly that sixteen years ago she was living on welfare, abandoned with two children, broken, and lost. Four years ago she couldn’t get out of bed,…
Bob Jones
March 6, 2016
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14 DARING FAITH STATEMENTS

The most daring thing you can do is to live a fully devoted life for Jesus Christ. To see a personal relationship with Jesus grow in everyone, everyday is the vision North Pointe is believing towards.  We envision thousands of people becoming followers of Jesus Christ in the next few years through the ministries of people at North Pointe. By 2020 we expect to influence one million people worldwide with the gospel of Jesus. We plan to use faith to advance our spiritual maturity, enhance our relational unity and finance our kingdom ministry. Some say, "I'll believe when I see it." We say, "We'll see it when we believe it." "According to your faith will it be done to you."…
Bob Jones
February 2, 2016