Last month our church member Elder Nakaniwa, who was the first man baptized into the Adventist church on Tsushima, died in an accident when he visited an elderly care center. He was 79 years old, and a very dedicated and faithful member of our small church. We were very shocked and saddened by his sudden death.
All of his relatives are Buddhist, so no one had ever attended a Christian funeral and had never heard about what Jesus did for us.
Tucked into an inlet of the Rio Negro, just South of Manaus, is a beautiful air base called Base dos Anjos (Angels’ Air Base). Built by a Swiss family as a getaway for tourists, this beautiful property currently functions as a base for our small medical launch and soon to arrive first Brazilian medical float plane which willRead More
Testimonies from the Frontlines. One viewer writes: I was changing the channels one day and I came across this beautiful music. (Moments of Peace). I was instantly attracted to the wonderful songs I heard, so I began to watch every day as soon as I came home. At this point I did not know it…Read More
After wrestling with God until about 2 am, at age 18, I finally made my commitment to completely surrender my life to Him and gave Him total control. My focus changed from preparing to make money to preparing for the mission field.Read More
We recently attended the annual Philippine Youth for Christ (PYC) conference held in Iloilo where we were asked to have a booth and share about our ministry. It was inspiring, as always, to hear the Godly speakers from around the world and learn from their experiences.Read More
Do you remember when we asked God for an air ambulance airplane for the mission field? Well, He not only provided one but also an additional 5 airplanes!! That’s six airplanes in total recently donated!!Read More
Friday morning I was feeling discouraged and overwhelmed with the burden of running Grenada Family Network. I went for a walk at 6:45 and spent much of the time complaining to God and reviewing in my mind all the things that have gone wrong. Why, I wondered, doesn’t GodRead More
There is no lack of money or resources in this world, only a lack of love. A lack of love? Yes, whether someone is a billionaire or nearly destitute, we all suffer from the same lack of other-centered love, what the New Testament writers called agape. Jesus even admonished the early church—which turned the world upside down with the gospel—“thou hast left thy first love.” (Rev 2:4). What would He say to us living in the most prosperous period of history?Read More
Soon after I recorded “Even at the Doors,” I received a phone call from a dear friend with some kind advice, “David be careful. I am afraid you will be left on an iceberg all by yourself and that could hurt your ministry.”
I thanked him very much for his kind call, but assured him that I have been there before, and if you are doing what God wants you to do, it has never hurt our ministry when called to stand alone. Obeying God might lead to distress and suffering, but always results in a blessing. Even martyrdom is used by God as a blessing to save others. Their blood was seed for other conversions.Read More
(Spanish) Se viene Batallas de Fe México. Del 13 al 16 de marzo, desde las 6:30 pm, junto a los pastores David Gates, Arthur Branner y Marc Chambers, en el Centro de Convenciones Nazareno, Carretera Costera Tapachula-Huixtla, a 200 mts del cruce de Álvaro Obregón, en Chiapas. (English) It comes Battles of Faith…Read More