#048: Adopted to Serve

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Had Jon Wickes and Ben Law wanted to avoid a calling to foster care, they had a good list of excuses at their disposal. At the time, both men were in their mid-20s. Both were single. Neither Jon nor Ben were adopted. Yet, one night out of the month, along with their Missional Community group, they hosted a parents’ night …

#047: How Are They to Hear?

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When Ben and Jessica Turner agreed to move overseas in hopes of sharing their faith in Jesus, they never imagined pizza would give them opportunities to connect with Muslim families on a gorgeous tropical island. “God told us, ‘I want you to go to a place where there is nothing but people who don’t know Me, and where you won’t …

Behind the Story: Give Us a Miracle, Please

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Meredith Davis is a volunteer writer for The Austin Stone Story Team and a children’s book writer. We asked Meredith some questions about her most recent story, “Give Us a Miracle, Please.”  Story Team: Given that you have some knowledge of the story going into the interview, were there any elements of this story that surprised you? Meredith: I am …

#046: Give Us a Miracle, Please

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September 16, 2015 Dear God, give us a MIRACLE, please. This is my prayer. This is what I beg of You. Lindsey Paschal opened her new journal and wrote those honest words just days before her husband, Dan, received his biopsy results. His doctor was certain he had adenoid cystic carcinoma—a rare, aggressive form of cancer behind his right eye …

Behind the Story: The Gift of Cerebral Palsy

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Jesse Witt serves as a Story Team Resident at The Austin Stone Community Church, with an emphasis on filmmaking. As an aspiring filmmaker, he seeks to tell stories about how God is moving all across the world. Austin, Texas is serving as a wonderful place to sharpen his skills as a gospel storyteller. Watch The Gift of Cerebral Palsy… Story …

Behind the Story: Wherever You Would Call Me

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Christian Rudman is a volunteer photographer for The Austin Stone Story Team. He fulfilled a two-year residency with Story Team before serving on staff for a year and a half as a Campus Production Manager. He recently moved to Portland with his wife and son to be closer to family. This is his first editorial-style shoot for Story Team. Read …

God’s Goodness in My Residency

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 “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” (Deuteronomy 31:8 ESV) Being a Story Team film resident at The Austin Stone Community Church has shown me how unimaginably close God is. When I first started six months ago, it was evident …