Stories From the Field
Ron visits a village in Laos to catch up with the nation’s hard-working pastors. He is introduced to a former witch doctor who once had access to powerful dark magic. Ron learns that the pastor turned to the Gospel when family members became ill, and he could do nothing to save them. Listen to find out why this man made a profound and lasting impact on Ron.
Ron shares a story of an incredible pastor in Vietnam who suffered terribly for his faith. He spent years in prison, and upon his release, discovered that the seeds he’d planted had flourished. The pastor knew he could be arrested again, but that didn’t stop him from purchasing Bibles for his congregation.
Ron shares a story about a lady who was demonically possessed for 25 years. Her children forced her into becoming a portal to evil so they could have wealth and power. She suffered endlessly for their gain. Nine of her thirteen children died, and her health was failing miserably. Her fearsome reputation did not stop a young church planter from visiting despite many warnings of grave danger.
Ron shares a story about a young evangelist who works in the jungles of Vietnam. Walking along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, this evangelist came across many people who needed God’s healing. Out of great compassion for their urgent needs, he asked God for the gift of healing and the Lord answered his prayers.
On one of his many trips to the spiritual hotspots of the world, Ron meets with one of the leaders of the house church movements who oversees millions of believers. During his conversation, he notices that the man has holes in the bottom of his shoes. The revelation that such an important man could care less about the soles of his feet and more about his soul was life-changing for Ron.