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With 50 years of experience, we "get" that things are always changing! That's why we've dedicated a section of our website to provide the very latest information about the speakers and ministries we serve--and about us, too. Come take a look at "what's new"--or use the sidebar options to take a deeper look at areas of particular interest. In case you wonder what we think, we've dedicated a space for commentary (including guest posts). And take a look at who's been to Ambassador lately in our own version of the Greenroom!

Living in a Strange Land

Over the years I've come to realize that most of the world is cynical about Christianity. In fact, I experience some of that cynicism even in my own small circle of friends and family. In truth, sometimes I feel like an outsider. 

But as a follower of Jesus Christ, during those moments when I feel like a foreigner in a strange land, I know it's then that God can use me to share the gospel.  But He can't do that if my actions or words are unbecoming or lacking respect for relationships and authority.

This month on ...

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Family LIFE is Busy!

Just ask any parent, especially this time of year when many are readying their kids for school.  The same can be said about the ministry of FamilyLife!  With the fall season just around the corner, they have heightened their efforts to reach marriages and families for Christ through a number of outreaches.  Just take a look at what's ahead for Dennis Rainey and the rest of their staff.

Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Manhood ... the recently released book by Dennis Rainey is the focus of the "FamilyLife Today" broadcasts this month (9/12-14). It's also the subject ...

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When do they tune in?

HCJB Global Indonesian Partners Testimony

When do people tune in to the radio?  We could offer several suggestions as to the time of day (morning drive) or likely activity (picking the kids up from school), but what about the emotional state of the listener?

HCJB Global's Ron Cline speaks to this on today's "Beyond the Call" program.

Ron shares a story about a young man in Indonesia who planned to kill himself after suffering financial ruin.  The desperate man decided to turn on the radio, but the only radio station he could find on his mobile phone was that of an HCJB Global ...

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Climbing Mountains

I read in the paper this week about the little boy who is the youngest to scale Mt. Whitney in a single day. 

At 7 years old, Tyler Armstrong is missing his two front teeth and is getting ready to start second grade.  But instead of sharing about typical little boy summer highlights in class, he'll tell of his dizzying adventure climbing 14, 494-foot Mt. Whitney. 

He excitedly tells of even bigger plans to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa. His father said he is supportive of Tyler's ambition to climb bigger mountains.

 I can only imagine Tyler's ...

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What's the prize?

Bag of changeJust for fun, I asked some friends to guess how much money was in a bag of change. Full of quarters, dimes and pennies, as well as couple of dollar coins, this was a difficult challenge. The guesses varied from $12 to over $80! The only consistency was the question - "what's the prize?"

Many of us are driven by rewards. I'm certainly geared that way. I do things because there's something 'in it' for ME. Jesus, on the other hand, acted out of a compassionate heart. He wasn't motivated by prizes . . . He simply wanted to reconcile ...

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Trivia: "40...REALLY!"

StarbucksWell, the Quiz Grand Master sort of, well, miscomputed last week.  So ... in true honor of 40 years (not 50!) ... can you name these other "launches" from 1971??

1)  When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight

2)  A very chauvenistic guy with a Meathead son-in-law

3)  The Penguin

4)  Home of Prairie Home Companion, All Things Considered, Fresh Air (et al)

5)  Jerry Falwell's educational legacy

6)  Champion over cancer--and Tour de France

7)  Made "frappuccino" a household word

8)  Walt's second dream

9)  Saving the environment

10) Let's just say, right now ...

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