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    Jorge and Mary’s story

    One of the first sites I had the privilege of visiting in my early months with LINC is called Esperanza. Located at New Creation Lutheran church Esperanza is a thriving program which is making a real difference in the Shakopee area ( see the video )! However, they were feeling…

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    Hunde’s story

    SHE TRIED TO KILL HIM BUT SOMETHING SUPERNATURAL HELD HER BACK Bible translation is especially challenging in some African cultures because there no words for certain concepts, like snow. A literal translation of Isaiah 1:18 into the Bassa language would be, “Your sins were red as scarlet, now they are…

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    Matthew and Patience story (2)

    Matthew Cephus was told by a member of his own family that he would never amount to anything and would someday die on the street. But God had a very different plan for Matthew’s life. After meeting in the midst of the brutal Liberian Civil War, Matthew and his new wife Patience found themselves kneeling…

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    Jacob’s Story

    Jacob Christy As of the 2010 census there were 36,000 people from India living in the Twin Cities. Jacob Christy estimates that number has doubled since then. Christians make up a very small percentage as most are Hindu, Buddhists or Muslim. Jacob has been effectively sharing the Gospel with his…

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    Matthew, Patience, Ben and Stacy’s story

    I am continually in awe of the way that God has been orchestrating ministry connections in the Twin Cities. In this case, he used a plate of pancakes! Sharing the very “African” meal of pancakes and tea Pastor Matthew Cephus and I met for the first time. He shared with…

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    Dinku’s story

    Below you will find insights and hopefully inspiration from Pastor Dinku Bato’s story. He is a pastor and a scholar who quite literally is living what he is preaching. As you read his story join me in praying for the Lord’s guidance as Pastor Dinku considers where in the Twin Cities…

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    Desalegn and Wayitu’s story

    I’d like to introduce you to Desalegn and his family.  Their story offers a window into the kind of leaders that LINC works with and how we empower them to take the Gospel to the streets of our city! When you support LINC Twin Cities you are investing in the…

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    Abby’s Story

    One of the first things I did as the new LINC Twin Cities Director was reach out to Abby T.  I knew that there was (and continues to be) a festering human trafficking issue in our city and that Abby has a heart to reach the victims of this epidemic…

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    Bushra’s Story

    I’d like to introduce you to Pastor Bushra, he is a first generation Christian convert from Islam. Most of his congregation are former Muslims from an area of Ethiopia that is almost completely Muslim. He said to me, “I have a burning passion to reach my home community with the…

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    Carl and Melanie’s story

    Do you know what a “food desert” is? LINC exists in the Twin Cities to see unreached people reached with the Gospel. We do this by empowering local leaders to start new ministries that reach their own community with Gospel. Some of the amazing leaders we are working with are…