CFNI – My Spiritual “Boot Camp”
Apr21

CFNI – My Spiritual “Boot Camp”

By Peter Tsukahira In the summer of 1974, I hitchhiked from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the campus of Christ For The Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, to attend a session that was taught by the well-known Bible teacher, Derek Prince. I had heard that his teachings were powerful, but arrived there not knowing what to expect. The meeting hall was packed with hundreds of people, and Brother Derek, as he was called, was speaking with...

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God’s Plans Are Bigger
Mar31

God’s Plans Are Bigger

(the story of Manami Braga da Silva) By Maria Erokhina Manami (Mana) was born and raised in the beautiful Japanese city of Toyama. Growing up in a pastor’s home, she faced the challenges of the environment where Christians (who constitute less than 1 percent of the population) are criticized and deal with strong spiritual opposition. These family and societal pressures often cause believers to refrain from consistent involvement in...

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God Still Changes Lives
Mar21

God Still Changes Lives

By Stephen Samuel Is there a place on Earth that fosters the presence of God? Is there a place where Jesus still appears? Is there a summer camp that can change the heart of a troubled youth? At Christ For The Nations, the answer to all of these questions is a resounding “YES!” In this article, Stephen Samuel shares his testimony of an encounter with Jesus at Youth For The Nations summer camp (YFN), showing the impact of providing a...

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Permission To Dream
Dec22

Permission To Dream

(the story of Lazarus Razaily) by Maria Erokhina This is the story of a man who decided to choose the important over the convenient and the calling of God over the plans of people. Big Dreams, Big Challenges Lazarus was born into an orthodox Hindu family that was deeply involved in witchcraft and suffered grinding poverty. At a certain point, his father became very ill and was dying. A Christian neighbor told his wife about Jesus the...

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For Freedom He Was Set Free
Dec07

For Freedom He Was Set Free

By Mike and Lori Westlund Raj Mugalkhod was born on the streets of the red light district in Kamathipura, Mumbai, India. His mother, only a teenager when he was born, was a seventh-generation temple prostitute. She had been given to the goddess Yellamma, so she would never be allowed to marry a mortal. Even though she maintained a relationship with her four sons’ father for short periods of time, Raj’s mother had to continue her life...

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Don’t Stop Living
Oct11

Don’t Stop Living

By Susan Bozarth My husband, Randy, was the Vice President of Christ for the Nations. He travelled the world, and he loved what he did. So when things began to change and he became irritable or argumentative, I thought he just needed a break or a vacation. It wasn’t until he started to not recognize our close friends that I knew we had a problem. Today, and for quite awhile now, he’s been totally dependent on me, having been diagnosed...

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