Category Archives: Discipleship & Evangelism

Taking the Fight to the Enemy!

Taking the Fight to the Enemy!

There is something inherently evil about a faith that uses unarmed, 84-year-old priests as propaganda fodder for a global Jihad. But that’s what two Islamic extremists, soldiers of the so-called Islamic State, did on July 26th, 2016. They stormed into a church in a quiet suburb of Rouen, France, and forced Father Jacques Hamel, who […]

Our New “Normal”

Our New “Normal”

On the evening of July 14th, the world learned of the terror attack in Nice, France, by an Islamic extremist. This tragic event killed 84 people and injured scores of others. In the wake of this terrible event, and so many others in recent memory, the conversation quickly turned to how people need to prepare […]

A Bittersweet Victory

A Bittersweet Victory

In the distance, we could hear the pounding of artillery and the short, three-round bursts from AK-47s. We asked some passing soldiers what was going on, and they said a great battle was taking place in Karkarai, a large community in Sudan’s Nuba mountains. Through the help of a guide, we skirted around the fighting and […]

The Winning Side

The Winning Side

By Brad Phillips Recently, I received a card from a couple who have been long-time ministry partners of PPF. Their kind note was filled with encouragement and prayers for the safety and success of our team. But what encouraged me most was how their card ended: “It’s good to know we’re on the winning side.” […]

Now You are Light in the Lord

Now You are Light in the Lord

By Ed Lyons “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.” Ephesians 5:8 My wife, Lisa, and I have good neighbors. They care about us. They pray for us. But not all of our neighbors live in close proximity to us. They span the country. […]

Crackdown on Christians Intensifies in Sudan

Crackdown on Christians Intensifies in Sudan

[Editor’s note: Our friends at NubaReports.org recently published a very informative story about the rise of Christian persecution in Sudan. News such as this should not surprise us, but it should motivate us to continue engaging in “Active Compassion” for our brothers and sisters.] — NubaReports.org Just a week before Christmas, security forces arrested Reverend Kowa Shamaal […]

34 Come to JLTC to be Baptized

34 Come to JLTC to be Baptized

Over the Christmas holidays, we received the encouraging news that the local Africa Inland Church in Lohutuk, South Sudan, brought 34 recent converts to the Jebel Lopit Training Center to be baptized. As reported earlier, PPF recently sponsored the translation of the Gospel of Luke into the Lopit tongue — with more scripture on the […]

Why can’t God speak our language?

Why can’t God speak our language?

By Brad Phillips One of the things that I have often taken for granted is the availability of God’s word in my own language. I have a massive personal library of books that I have collected through the years, and with the internet, I have access to a seemingly infinite number of more books electronically. […]

The Jebel Lopit Training Center Continues to Grow!

The Jebel Lopit Training Center Continues to Grow!

A Good Kind of Tired…

A Good Kind of Tired…

By Matt Chancey I’ve recently started CrossFit Training. And let me tell you, there are few better ways to feel your age! Ouch! The first few days, I was waddling like a duck everywhere. I was so sore! But I keep going back. Why? Because at the end of each session, I feel great. I […]