Podcast

Cloud of Witnesses

The best remedy for a sick church is a missionary diet. Hear the stories of faithful global gospel workers from the past and the present—trials, triumphs, and tales of God’s miraculous working—and grow as a Christian living on mission.

To the Ends of the Earth: Bill and Debbie Tobias (Part 1)

In the first installment of a two-part episode on Cloud of Witnesses, ABWE missionaries Bill and Debbie Tobias unfold their three-decade-long mission journey in Papua New Guinea. The narrative chronicles their initial season of uncertainty followed by God’s leading to to Papua New Guinea, where they invested their energies in Goroka Baptist Bible College and, eventually, ministry in the Simbai region.…

An Emphasis on Family: David and Becky Nelson

In this enriching episode of Cloud of Witnesses, we delve into the nearly four-decade-long ministry journey of ABWE missionaries Dave and Becky Nelson, who devoted their lives to mission aviation and administrative roles in the Philippines. For Becky, missions wasn’t just an overseas endeavor but started right at home, focusing on raising her children in the faith.…

Equipping the Nations: Ken and Alice Cole

On this episode of Cloud of Witnesses, we learn about the life and ministry of ABWE missionaries Ken and Alice Cole, who served in the Philippines and throughout Asia for over 40 years. The Coles served the Lord through medical missions, church planting, disaster response, equipping nationals for mobilization, and so much more—following the path wherever the Lord led them.…

Remaining Steadfast: Jim and Jan Ruff

On this episode of Cloud of Witnesses, we hear from Jim and Jan Ruff who served with ABWE in Japan for 20 years in leadership training and church planting. Jim and Jan share their early ministry trials of church planting and tell a heartwarming story of how blessings came to a family in the birth of a child with Down syndrome who warmed the hearts of those around him to Jesus.…