Witness Development Update – Making Disciples

Posted on Jun 13, 2018 in Domestic Outreach |

Witness Development Update “. . . then I knew this method really worked!” Our hope behind the Discussion Discipleship Method (DDM) & Witness Development Evangelism (WDE) trainings is to see disciples making disciples. It’s even better when disciples make disciples who make disciples, this would be three generations. Larry and Janet are a very dynamic couple who […]

India Testimony – Transformed Village

Posted on Jun 7, 2018 in India |

My name is Jamal and I was healed from a lung disease and gave my life to Jesus. Since the day I was saved, I began actively witnessing the power of the gospel to hundreds of people. I would share the gospel at home, on the streets, in the marketplaces and wherever I was led to share. As […]

June Latin America Prayer Alert – El Tablón

Posted on Jun 1, 2018 in Latin America |

By: Samuel David Hernandez In the previous newsletter, we mentioned a new and great opportunity we have to help another Christian Paez displaced community located in Huila. This project is called El Tablón and it will be our second big project with a community for persecuted Paez Christians. El Tablón is a mountainous plateau and […]

Dabak’s Testimony

Posted on Mar 18, 2018 in India |

My name is Dabak and I grew up in a strong Hindu home. My life was transformed five years ago. I am now involved in full time ministry. In India, there is a village totally dominated with a belief system where people think they can experience potential and strength in them if they do a lot […]

Bibles Without Borders Project – Latin America Update

Posted on Feb 15, 2018 in Latin America, News |

  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 […]

Sindhu’s Testimony

Posted on Dec 21, 2017 in India |

My name is Sindhu and I am 18 years old. I was born to strong Hindu parents in North India. Growing up, we decorated my family’s home as a temple and all sorts of religious articles were placed in our home. Each day, we would worship a different deity and strongly believed it was very […]

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

Posted on Oct 17, 2017 in Latin America, News |

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 |

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 |

“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 […]

Update On Kelly From Colombia

Posted on May 23, 2017 in Latin America |

Colombia  Update About Kelly     Click Here to Listen to Update Kelly’s husband Pabel was martyred in 2014 while delivering Bibles to a hostile Colombian Native American region. SOM workers were able to encourage and walk with Kelly during those difficult days and helped her relocate by purchasing land and building a house for her […]

Latin America Update – Shaken

Posted on May 11, 2017 in Latin America, News |

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 […]

Damascus Gold Medallion – Honoring Albert Luepnitz

Posted on May 11, 2017 in Latin America |

  Here in Bogota, Albert Luepnitz just finished another ministry tour in which a large number of military officers including top generals (retired and active) responded and were deeply touched by the Lord. Albert received military awards and honors from the Army, Air Force and the National Police and a ceremony is pending with the […]

North Africa Testimony

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 in Africa |

(This story has been sanitized for security reasons. Details of names and places have been omitted or changed. The English has been edited only when needed for clarity, as we wanted everyone to hear his story as he told it.)   My name is Abdoul and I am 53 years old. When I was young, […]

Celebrating Together!

Posted on Mar 15, 2017 in Domestic Outreach, News |

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 |

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 […]

A New Song In Colombia – Latin America Update

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 in Latin America |

  Click Here To Listen To Update   Reported by David Witt Beautiful music rang throughout the meeting hall last week as world – renowned Cuban pianist, Frank Fernandez, honored Russell with a concert on a grand piano in Bogota, Colombia.  Leaders and dignitaries traveled from afar to honor Russell Stendal for his contribution of […]

Aggressive Spectator Turned to Zealous Believer

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 in Asia, India |

Aggressive Spectator Turned to Zealous Believer Baswa’s Transformation I was born into an extreme Hindu family. For generations we followed the Hindu rituals and worshiped many gods. My grandparents and great grandparents died as Hindus and therefore I inherited an abundance of Hindu thought and religious teachings. This affected many aspects of my life and […]

Muslim World Update – From Depression to Joy

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 in Africa |

Amin’s Testimony My name is Amin; I am 32 years old from the Middle East and this is my testimony of how I started believing in God and how He took all my burdens. I was living in a very small neighborhood and I worked installing cable TV and security systems in malls and institutions. […]

Peace Treaty Update

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 in Latin America, News |

  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 |

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 – Freedom by Forgiving

Posted on Jul 13, 2016 in Africa |

Freedom By Forgiving Salamn’s Testimony My name is Salamn and I am 26 years old. I am married and have one child. I grew up in a wealthy family, but I worked hard and had to pay for all my own expenses. My father never helped me even in my hardest days. I am a […]

Muslim World Update

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 in Africa, News |

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 […]

Muslim World Update

Posted on May 25, 2016 in Africa |

  My name is Ali and I am 22 years old. I was born in an ordinary religious family, but my family members were always quarreling. This situation made me a nervous, impatient person in many aspects of my life. I grew up in a neighborhood of criminals and drug dealers. My older brother and I […]

Muslim World Update – Defeating Hopelessness

Posted on May 4, 2016 in Africa |

From Defeating Hopelessness to Overcoming Peace   Hello, my name is Tuba and I am 26 years old. I got married four years ago, but I got a divorce six months ago and now I live with my sister. This is my testimony of how God found me. Most families in my nation do not have peace. […]

Personal Note from Kelly in Colombia

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 in Latin America |

APRIL 2016 Personal Note from Kelly in Colombia I felt God had abandoned me after my husband Pabel was killed and I did not understand. Why did this injustice happen to a man that had dedicated his whole life to the service of God? But after God’s dealings with me and my kids, I realize […]

Muslim World Update

Posted on Apr 1, 2016 in Africa |

Click Play on Video to Listen to Update   Victory in the Midst of Persecution   My Christian name is Mary; I am from a family line of religious Islamic leaders. My forefathers took pride in the fact that they were champions in the spread of Islam in our region and the way they would teach their converts […]

Witness Development Update

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 in Domestic Outreach |

 Equipping Christians to Serve as Witnesses and Making Disciples   In January Spirit of Martyrdom partnered with Grace Bible Fellowship Church in Brentwood, CA to host a Discussion Discipleship Workshop.  We spent 14-hours over a weekend learning how to discover and apply the deep truths hidden in God’s word. It was a great privilege to have the pastoral team of the church involved in […]

Article on Russell Stendal

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 in Latin America |

How An America Preacher Came To Help The Colombian Rebels Who Abducted Him   As an American citizen traveling through remote corners of Colombia at the height of the nation’s civil war, Russell Martin Stendal offered an enticing prospect for left-wing rebels who often kidnapped foreigners for ransom. So tempting, in fact, that Stendal was abducted five […]