The Inroads Edition

e Edition August 25

Mission India Makes Inroads to Evangelism in this South Asia Nation of 1.2 Billion People

By Paul R. Kopenkoskey

Mission India Cutline No. 1Todd VanEk is immersed in a ministry that transforms lives. It's a mission that's easier said than accomplished.

VanEk is the president of the Grandville-based Mission India, a ministry whose multi-prong objectives are straightforward but are far from simplistic.

The reason their goals are not one-dimensional Mission India staff and its network of partners must understand India's political, religious and cultural milieu in order to be effective in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Area Concerts to Feature Dove Nominated Artists



By Terry DeBoer

Looking over the nominations for the 2015 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, it appears that West Michigan will get more than its share of concerts from award-winning artists.

Nominees in the major Dove categories were announced earlier in August at a Nashville press conference. Award ceremonies are set for Oct. 13.

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Take the Dare, Don't Compare


By Dan Seaborn
danseabornI once heard someone say that if you always compare yourself to others then there are more opportunities to make excuses. When I heard that, I thought how true that statement is when it comes to evaluating your marriage, family and your life in general. It's so easy to either boost yourself up or tear yourself down depending on your perspective.

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signsSigns are everywhere and yet today many people can not read them and are lost. God's signs are easy to read and always lead us to Himself.

Finance: Dave Says....


Dear Dave,

My wife and I really got serious about your plan. We even sold our house to become completely debt-free. Now, we're trying to help my mom and dad. They liked your plan at first, and even taught Financial Peace University (FPU) at their church. Then, everything changed. They went out and leased a new car, bought another one on payments, and picked up a bunch of credit cards. They're trying to tell us that you really do this stuff too. How can we help them?


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Etcetera: Help


Do you have a passion to reach the world with the greatest story ever told? If you have that passion, like the possibilities that social media offers, lets talk!

Final Words:


"I am looking for the fellowship of the burning heart - for men and women of all generations everywhere who love the Savior until adoration becomes the music of their soul until they don't have to be fooled with and entertained and amused. Jesus Christ is everything, all-in-all."

AW Tozer

"I love the Lord because he has heard my prayer for mercy; for he listens to me whenever I call."

Psalm 116:1-2





The Gospel in Four Minutes

Catching Up:

In case you missed it last week:

Iranian's thirst for truth is quenched, now works so Muslims can embrace the Gospel

Living Threads entwines memory quilts with overseas support

CD review: "Sparkle" by Jasmine Hurtado

Relevant Docs: "Art"


Muskegon Rescue Mission announces new family shelter

Pro-life advocates rally, question Planned Parenthood practices

Homeless families find permanent housing more quickly through new program



Farther Away:

Jimmy Carter's church flooded with those who want to attend former president's Bible classes

John Piper leads stirring prayer, part of Nationwide Planned Parenthood protests

High school band barred from playing halftime show for Christian hymn in set

Study finds most Christians don't believe suicide will send you to hell




Finding that rhythm- Dan Seaborn

Moral laws and soccer; Life lessons you can pass on - Clare De Graaf

Killing our consciences - Jeff Carlson





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August 24, The Family Connection

August 24, Creativity Revealed

August 26, Hudsonville Auto Body Xperts Open House

August 28,
Master Arts' 30 Hours of Theatre Special

August 28,
The Beverly Hillbillies

August 29, 
Sleeping Beauty

August 29, 
Driving Miss Daisy

August 30,
Worship on the Waterfront: Finding Favour

September 12, A Latesummer Night's Green

September 18, 
All About Kids Sale

September 18,  The Kingsmen In Concert

September 19,  Whoa! Benefit Concert

September 23, 
Nurtured Heart Approach to Parenting

September 24, 
"Picking Cotton" Community Discussion

September 29,  Guns For The Gospel Clay Target Shoot

Out of the Darkness Community Walk

October 3, 
Amazing Race

October 17, 
Africans in West Michigan: Reality & Response

October 20, 
A Cup of Dust book release

October 24, 
BISSELL Howl-O-Ween Hoof and Woof brought to you by Meijer

November 7, 
Craft & Vendor Show

November 20,  The Perrys In Concert


March 4,
Booth Brothers In Concert



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