The major cities of the United States are changing both in their belief systems and ethno-cultural makeup. How should the Good News be presented to them in order to be Good News? Besides sharing biblical inspiration plus stories of God's grace at work through our ministry in various parts of the world, I hope to address this and many other issues important to our Christian faith.
It was a full house Thursday evening November 7th at Hazeltine National Golf Club as Shine in the World Ministries launched the Elevate vision. Over 200 partners, some coming from as far as Westbrook and Marshall, MN, and from all around the Twin Cities were treated to a great evening of delightful vocals by former NFL star Ben Utcht and pianist Mary Beth Carlson followed by a compelling vision moment by Shine Founder and Evangelist, Sammy Wanyonyi. "What drives us? What infuses us with a passion to go around the world proclaiming the gospel?" asked Sammy to an attentive audience. "It is the worthiness of Jesus Christ! It is Jesus' love for humanity! Our love for Christ compels us to love those whom He loves and died for. He has commanded us to go beam His light in the dark places where His people are. That is our mission. To shine His light that all may know Him." "What if we reached more people with His love? What if we reached more places with H