Stories from the Field

Even in War, we see the Body of Christ

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Christianity Today tells a story of two unlikely people praying for each other: a Ukrainian and a Russian. Two friends torn apart by war. One full of fear and the other full of shame for his nation—but each praying for the other in the midst of the current devastating situation in Ukraine. As Russia invaded…

Honoring Our Founder, Linus Morris

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This past October, the founder of Communitas International (formerly Christian Associates International), Linus Morris, was honored at an 80th birthday party thrown by his daughter Laina Graf and her family, along with many other Morris family members, various guests and people whose lives have been touched and impacted by Linus and Sharon. In typical Linus…

From New Life to New Life

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Communitas starts and shapes communities of faith that love like Jesus in their neighborhoods. We do this by sending missionaries to new cultures and by training people in their home contexts to start churches. Some of our work is happening in the disputed territory between Ukraine and Russia, which is currently very much in the…

The Pleasure of Giving To God

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As friends gathered at one of Communitas’s church plants recently, Ashish and Dinara (names changed for security reasons) each shared a special testimony.    Ashish talked about Matthew 11:28-29, and how he had experienced “rest for his soul.”  Dinara shared from James 1:2 and the reality of finding joy in “various trials.” These young men…

Jesus Heals in the Netherlands

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Brad Smith, working in the Netherlands, describes how God works in mysterious ways, beyond what we could ever hope for or ask, for His Kingdom and for His purposes: One day, I invited Jochen*, one of the men I was mentoring, to go prayer walking with me. It was a new experience for him. While…