God on the Move Podcast

Explore the pulse of global mission with ’God on the Move’—a Lausanne Movement podcast dedicated to uncovering and celebrating inspiring mission stories from the global church. Join us as we delve into the heart of God’s work worldwide, aiming to ignite a passion for the Great Commission within you. Get ready to be inspired, challenged, and propelled into faithful obedience alongside believers from every corner of the earth.

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4 days ago

In this episode of "God on the Move," Barton Maino recounts his journey from being in full-time ministry to being a witness for God in the secular sphere in Papua New Guinea (PNG). After graduating from university, he dreamt of entering the working world and making it big. But God had different plans: for him to join the PNG Bible Translation Association. What Barton didn't know was that he would indeed be part of the marketplace, but this time to serve as a bridge between secular businesses and ministries. And his work bore fruit: in his new role within a local mining company, he successfully secured the largest donation ever received by the PNG Bible Translation Association from within the country.
 
If you are a Christian seeking to discover stories of how God moves in different parts of the world, then this podcast is for you.
 
Links from the interview:
PNG Bible Translation Association
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Barton Maino:
Barton was born in Rigo, a district of Central Province in Papua New Guinea. He holds a bachelor's degree in surveying technology from the PNG University of Technology. He continued his academic journey with a postgraduate diploma in education from the University of Goroka. Additionally, he obtained a master's in communication studies from the PNG University of Technology in Lae, specialising in development communication. Barton dedicated several years to full-time employment at the PNG Bible Translation Association. Currently, he navigates the secular sphere, utilising his expertise to bridge gaps between the marketplace and ministry.

Wednesday May 08, 2024

In this episode of ‘God on the Move’, Susie Njogu discusses the opportunities and obstacles of training women in a place as unique as the United Arab Emirates (UAE), helping them align with God’s purpose and discover their potential while undergoing inner transformation. 
If you are a Christian seeking to discover stories of how God moves in different parts of the world, then this podcast is for you.
 
Links from the interview: 
Fellowship Dubai 
Women Connect video
 
Susie Njogu
Susie is a leadership development consultant and career coach, a role she balances part-time while also offering pastoral care and redemptive coaching. She holds an MA in Leadership Studies from International Leadership University and is currently pursuing studies in Christian education at Dallas Theological Seminary. Having resided in the UAE for nearly five years, Susie has been actively involved in leading the Women Community Study Ministry initiative, delivering teaching talks, training women leaders, and serving in various roles within that ministry at Fellowship Dubai.

Wednesday May 01, 2024

In this episode of ‘God on the Move’, Jason (pseudonym) delves into the significance of holistic, integral mission within Muslim communities in the Sahel of Africa. He emphasises the vital amalgamation of grassroots health education within households alongside Bible storying, prayer for healing, and relational primary health care delivered in-home.
 
If you are a Christian seeking to discover stories of how God moves in different parts of the world, then this podcast is for you.
 
Links from the interview:
Untold Stories, article
 
Jason:
Jason (pseudonym) is a disciple of Jesus and a medical doctor. He, along with his wife, family, and team, served for eight years among Muslim frontier people groups in the Sahel of Africa. Their focus was on fostering movements of disciples, transformative grassroots health education, and providing in-home relational primary health care. Currently, he serves as the director of an organisation dedicated to improving the health of all nations and acts as a catalyst for a mission organisation focusing on Muslims.

Wednesday Apr 24, 2024

In this episode of ‘God on the Move’, Prarthi Selveindran shares how she learned to encounter God by reading the book of nature He Himself created. She also reveals how her passion for amphibians and reptiles — especially snakes and frogs — and her study of fascinating creatures and ecosystems led her to understand that caring for creation is deeply valued by God. 
 
If you are a Christian seeking to discover stories of how God moves in different parts of the world, then this podcast is for you.
 
Links from interview: 
Prathi’s book
Fellowship of Evangelical Students
 
Prarthini Selveindran
Prarthi pursued her university studies at the National University of Singapore and later became involved with the Varsity Christian Fellowship. Currently, she serves with the Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Singapore, and since 2015, she has volunteered with A Rocha International. This involvement led her to co-edit the book ‘God's Gardeners: Creation Care Stories from Singapore and Malaysia.’

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

In this episode of 'God on the Move', Kumar Aryal, the founder of the Himalayan Hope Foundation, delves into his missionary journey among Nepali compatriots working abroad in Malaysia. He elaborates on how churches, which often receive migrating individuals, can serve as beacons of hope for the displaced and foster new life in Christ.
 
If you are a Christian seeking to discover stories of how God moves in different parts of the world, then this podcast is for you.
 
Links from the interview:
Himalayan Hope Foundation
 
Kumar Aryal 
Kumar is the founder and executive director of the Center for Holistic Development Nepal. He also serves on the board of TeachBeyond Philippines and is an advisory board member at the Asia Graduate School of Theology, Nepal. Additionally, he coordinates the PhD program for South Asia at the Asian School of Development and Cross-Cultural Studies. With a PhD in international development, Kumar previously taught intercultural studies at the International Graduate School of Leadership in Manila, Philippines. His research focuses on poverty, migration, holistic development, and social justice. He is married to Kathryn, and they have two boys.

Wednesday Apr 10, 2024

In this episode of ‘God on the Move’, Andrea Toledo Baker discusses the story and ministry of Project Suma, which is dedicated to aiding victims of exploitation and their families in Bolivia. Taking a stand against the oppression of the most vulnerable, Andrea sees God moving in ways that bring freedom, healing, and lasting change.
 
If you are a Christian seeking to discover stories of how God moves in different parts of the world, then this podcast is for you.
 
Link from the interview: 
Project Suma
Andrea Toledo BakerAndrea and her husband, Andy, established Project Suma (formerly Word Made Flesh Bolivia) in 2001. With expertise in idea generation, big-picture strategy, advocacy, storytelling, bridge-building, and hospitality, she has recently found fulfillment in championing the missionary movement of the church in Latin America. She holds a master's degree in World Missions and Evangelism from Asbury Theological Seminary and earned her bachelor's degree in Communications from Asbury University. Andrea is also a mother of four active boys.

Wednesday Apr 03, 2024

Markus Zeldenrust has a motto: "The worst thing you can do is nothing, so do something, anyway." And he acted accordingly: he and his young family left everything to plant a church in a new development area in the Netherlands. In this episode of 'God on the Move', he shares how small semantic tricks have opened the door to sharing the gospel with thousands of children and discusses the challenges of serving Christ faithfully through a church plant.
 
If you are a Christian seeking to discover stories of how God moves in different parts of the world, then this podcast is for you.
 
Links from the interview: 
Familie Zeldenrust
Article on Reformatorisch Dagblad
 
Markus Zeldenrust 
Markus has dedicated over two decades to projects focused on community building and outreach, such as Stichting Care, De Schaapspoort, and Het Poorthuis. He has also been actively involved in youth initiatives, notably with Youth for Christ's Diverse City program, while playing key roles in fostering inter-church collaboration through initiatives like Binnenstebuiten/Serve the City, an annual interdenominational volunteer day. Markus's journey began with studies in Social Pedagogical Assistance at Hogeschool Ede, followed by a Young Workers' Training at De Wittenberg Bible School.

Wednesday Mar 27, 2024

In this episode of 'God on the Move,' Alison Kolosova delves into the rich history of the Chuvash people, highlighting the remarkable impact of God's movement facilitated by the collaborative mission efforts of the British and Foreign Bible Society and the Russian Orthodox Church within this Turkic community.
 
Links from Interview: 
British and Foreign Bible Society
 
Alison Kolosova
British-born Alison Kolosova has lived in Chuvashia, Russia since the 1990s, where she has been actively engaged in music, choir directing, youth work, and prison ministry within an Orthodox parish. Currently based at the University of Tartu in Estonia, her research interests encompass the history and contemporary practice of Orthodox mission, particularly in Russia's Volga region, as well as Orthodox theology and ecclesiology.

Wednesday Mar 20, 2024

In this episode of 'God on the Move,' journalist Joel Forster explores the journey of the online magazine Evangelical Focus, dedicated to illuminating current cultural, societal, and political topics through the lens of evangelical Christianity. He delves into the challenges and opportunities inherent in bringing the Truth to thousands of readers daily in a European society characterized by secularization and post-truth.
 
Links from interview: 
 
Evangelical Focus
 
Joel Forster
Joel Forster is a journalist and the director of EvangelicalFocus.com, an English-language news website that provides a Christian perspective on current issues in Europe. Holding a journalism degree from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Joel is also a co-author of two books. Since 2008, he has been a writer for the Spanish-language daily news website Protestante Digital. Currently residing in Valencia, Spain, Joel shares his home with his wife and two daughters.

Wednesday Mar 13, 2024

In this episode of 'God on the Move,' Akshay Rajkumar discusses his experience as a church planter and co-founder of The Gospel Coalition India. He openly shares insights into the transformative power of the gospel, bringing healing to families and marriages through the discipline of repentance.
 
Links from Interview: 
The Gospel Coalition India
 
Akshay Rajkumar
Akshay studied literature at Delhi University and theology at Singapore Bible College. He is an author, publisher, and founding pastor of a church called Redeemer. He was born in Chennai and grew up in New Delhi, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

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