October Latin America Prayer Alert – Watered In Faith – El Tablón Update

Posted on Oct 24, 2018 in Latin America, News | No Comments

Watered in Faith Reported By Samuel Hernandez We send our most sincere appreciation for the help received from our partners, individuals and anonymous friends who continue supporting the tremendous work of God in Colombia. The El Tablón project to help persecuted displaced Paez Christians in Colombia is doing well. A few weeks ago, we inaugurated […]

Bibles Without Borders Project – Latin America Update

Posted on Feb 15, 2018 in Latin America, News | No Comments

  January 2018 marked the 54th anniversary of the ministry of our family in Colombia. I was eight years old at the time and can still vividly remember the night flight from Miami to Bogotá in a four-engine piston DC-6 over the moonlit Caribbean. At dawn we reached the north coast of Colombia and the […]

“But You Care, Don’t You?” Article about Russell Stendal – by Douglas Feavel

Posted on Oct 17, 2017 in Latin America, News | No Comments

Russell Stendal But You Care, Don’t You? When a man’s ways please the Lord. (Proverbs 16:7) The window for openly evangelizing in Colombia, South America, began to violently slam shut in the late 1970s. Farming, which was still the country’s largest industry, became committed to the production of cocaine, marijuana and heroin. Drugs were fast on there way to becoming […]

The Lone Ranger – by Russell Stendal

Posted on Aug 6, 2017 in Latin America, News | No Comments

The Unquenchable Life   (A Study of Acts Chapters 8 – 28)   by Russell M. Stendal   Introduction   I have been called a wide range of derogatory names over the years, even to the extent of being denounced in some sectors as the antichrist (Matthew 5:10-12). One of the more interesting titles conferred […]

Letter from SOM Partner

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 in Domestic Outreach, News | No Comments

“During 2016 David and Pastor Singh passed through El Paso and we met and had a wonderful time of eating and prayer and fellowship.  Our grandson, Ben, will never forget Pastor Singh praying for him.  We wish we were better off financially to support SOM.  We read each E-mail update and every word of the […]

Latin America Update – Shaken

Posted on May 11, 2017 in Latin America, News | No Comments

Reported by Russell and Marina Stendal Implementation of the Peace Accord has been slow and filled with obstacles. The FARC guerrillas finally arrived at the stipulated sites where they were to turn over their weapons only to be told that the United Nations was not ready to receive them. Also, little or no preparation had […]

Celebrating Together!

Posted on Mar 15, 2017 in Domestic Outreach, News | No Comments

Congratulations to Carol Smith  Senior Instructor Discussion Discipleship Method   Commendation from CEO – David Witt Carol has been an incredible blessing to SOM since 2012. I want to congratulate Carol’s hard work and accomplishment of becoming a Senior Instructor of the Witness Development Workshops. I’ve seen her courage and perseverance as she has used […]

From Depression to a Fulfilled Life – Sayeed’s Testimony

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 in News | No Comments

Sayeed’s Testimony From Depression to a Fulfilled Life   Hello, my name is Sayeed. I am 30 years old and living with my older brother in a small house in the Middle East. I grew up in a Muslim family and had a difficult childhood. I lost my father when I was very young. Therefore, I […]

Peace Treaty Update

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 in Latin America, News | No Comments

  October 2016   Latin America Prayer Alert   Peace Treaty Update   Reported by: Russell and Marina Stendal The population voted down the Colombian Peace Treaty by a fraction of a percent at 50.2. The bilateral ceasefire remains in place and the guerrillas went on record saying they desire to continue negotiations and will […]

Uncompromising the Gospel – Latin America Update

Posted on Aug 2, 2016 in Latin America, News | No Comments

July 2016 Latin America Prayer Alert Reported by: Russell Stendal   Uncompromising the Gospel Message In Colombia, the homicide rate is now reported to be 25.9 murders per hundred thousand inhabitants and overall crime rates in many areas are down. This is the lowest rate reported in forty years, yet still one of the highest […]

Muslim World Update

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 in Africa, News | No Comments

Sahar’s Testimony Hello Family, My name is Sahar and I am 20 years old. I was born into a wealthy family and I am the youngest. Since I was a child my parents fought. Therefore, they decided to separate so they both started living in different apartments. Very seldom did I see my father. He […]

Testimony from the Muslim World

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 in Africa, News | No Comments

Testimony My name is Paul Modou and I am 42; I grew up in a Muslim household. I belonged to a religious Islamic ‘Suufi’ brotherhood called ‘Baye Fall” following my father for 16 years.  In this group we did not observe the Islamic prescriptions; we begged for our living and worked for our religious leader […]

Discipleship and Multiplication in the USA

Posted on Jul 14, 2015 in News | No Comments

Discussion Discipleship Method Multiplication SOM exists for the glory of God by serving His global Church and equipping them to serve as witnesses around the world. As we work with our brothers and sisters around the world, we are able to learn from their fruitful practices of witnessing and discipleship. In turn we are able to bring […]

Latin America – Prayer Alert

Posted on Jul 8, 2015 in News | No Comments

Latin America Prayer Alert Russell and Marina Stendal Bogota, Colombia July, 2015 As battles rage all around us excellent opportunities for the Gospel continue to abound in the midst of the conflict. This has been the case throughout history. From this point of view, what is currently happening in places like Colombia and Syria might […]

Muslim Outreach Update

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Domestic Outreach, News | No Comments

Christian Islamic Dialogue (CID) are SOM teams reaching out to Muslims at mosques across America   I am greatly encouraged with the way the Lord is constantly planting more seeds of faith in my own heart and the Muslims that I have opportunity to witness to. Here is a great example of how all it takes is […]

Prayer Alert from Russell and Marina Stendal

Posted on May 4, 2015 in Latin America, News | No Comments

Prayer Alert from Russell and Marina Stendal We have seen many answers to prayer over the past several weeks. Our Lomalinda radio stations are back on line as our power situation has been resolved. This means that over one hundred thousand Galcom radios that have been distributed over the years to the people on all […]

Hope for the Soldiers of ISIS?

Posted on Apr 8, 2015 in Africa, News | No Comments

Testimony of Transformation in the Middle East Here is a testimony from a house church planting movement in the Middle East that SOM is able to support from your participation, we pray you are encouraged. My name is Nazir. I grew up as a Muslim from the Middle East. My parents did not care about me […]

Russell Stendal Arrested-Tried-Released

Posted on Feb 20, 2015 in Latin America, News | No Comments

Russell Stendal Arrested-Tried-Released   “If you preach the true Gospel of the Lord, you will have to live it…our Lord Jesus said it, you will suffer persecution for my name’s sake…” Russell Stendal   Bogota, Colombia   Arrested-Tried-Released in 24 Hours Reported By David and Cindy Witt The morning of Wednesday, February 18th Russell was warned […]

Meriam Ibrahim Update

Posted on Nov 11, 2014 in News | No Comments

Fox News Reported on August 1, 2014: A Sudanese woman who faced the death penalty for refusing to recant her Christian faith has arrived in New Hampshire, ready to begin a new life. Meriam Ibrahim, her husband and the couple’s two children arrived Thursday night at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, where they were greeted by a […]

Special Prayer Update

Posted on May 28, 2014 in News | No Comments

SOM Latin America By Russell Stendal             The Paez Indian village got hit yesterday evening with a major hail storm (the hail was between the size of marbles and golf balls). Virtually all their crops and gardens were wiped out. This was their food. Serious damage to many of the […]

Latin America Prayer Update

Posted on Apr 4, 2014 in Latin America, News | No Comments

Latin America Prayer Update Written By Russell Stendal   This started out helping 50 families of Paez Naza Indians who had been severely persecuted and forced to leave the tribal lands. The seed money to obtain the land (17 acres aprox.) was donated by VOM Finland.  Jon Dufendach, from Alaska who recently visited the project […]

Nov 2013 Latin America Newsletter

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 in Blog, Latin America, News | No Comments
Nov 2013 Latin America Newsletter

SAVED BY GRACE… AND BOLDLY SHARING WITH OTHERS   Written by: A Colombian Worker;   Russell Stendal had sent some boxes of books and Bibles to a brigade in Tunja. A lady asked if she could take some of these materials to her pastor who ran a prosperity gospel church in Tunja. Her pastor, who […]

Latin America Prayer Update – From Violence to Fearless Love

Posted on Oct 9, 2013 in Latin America, Mission, News, Update | No Comments

I was born in a small town in the emerald zone of Colombia.  At 14 years old, I left home for the fever of emerald mining. From then on, I was involved with cruel men who were the owners and masters of the emeralds. I grew up in a ruthless world and it was not long before I learned […]

October 2013 Latin American Newsletter

Posted on Oct 7, 2013 in Blog, Latin America, News | No Comments

Latin America Prayer Update   EVER’S STORY   I was born in a small town in the emerald zone of Colombia. At 14 years old, I left home for the fever of emerald mining. From then on, I was involved with cruel men who were the owners and masters of the emeralds. I grew up […]

SEPT 2013 Newsletter

Posted on Sep 16, 2013 in Blog, News | No Comments

Egypt’s Fearless Hope Written By Pastor Daniel Ted Spirit of Martyrdom–Muslim Outreach “On this Rock I will build my Church and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18) God is using fundamental Islam to destroy the brick and mortar of man’s effort to build His church. God is building His Church, […]

July 2013 Latin American Newsletter

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 in Latin America, News | No Comments

Prayer Alert from Russell and Marina Stendal I sense great turmoil in the spiritual realm as a tremendous battle is taking place. This also affects the natural realm. Enemy attacks against us and our ministry have increased but so have the open doors and unheard of opportunities.   We are in the final stages of […]

June 2013 Special Update

Posted on Jun 17, 2013 in Blog, News | No Comments

Special Update: Written By David Witt Gives Thanks to Spirit of Martyrdom Partners Living Martyr Pastor Jose Jose and Zanaide Released Five months, Pastor Jose and his co-worker Zeneide endured suffering in prison for their Christian witness, orphanage and outreach to the Talibe children of Senegal, Africa. They were arrested on November 6, 2012 with […]

June 2013 Latin American Newsletter

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 in Latin America, News | No Comments

Latin America Prayer Update Written By Alethia Stendal   This month has been so far a very exciting one. Several radio stations have been installed in the southwestern part of Colombia, in one of the most difficult areas in recent history called Cauca. It is a department in Colombia known for its difficult indigenous tribes […]

June 2013 Newsletter

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 in Blog, Latin America, News | No Comments

Colombia Fearless Love: Written By David Witt Isaiah 41:10  Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Santiago used to be a violent Commander for the Communist Colombian Guerillas. He persecuted […]