Category Archives: Steve’s story

MOVE

I’ve been with Church Resource Ministries Australia for twenty years. Our corporate identity has just caught up with who we have become. CRM Australia has a new name and a new website — MOVE.

Go Beth!

This just came in from one of my colleagues. Names changed to protect the innocent. Steve I’m in Darwin, just finished debrief with those I trained last month. Dear Beth, quiet and soft spoken and in her 70′s, has shared her faith with 4 people, been door knocking several times and has led her husband […]

Thailand — 99.3% unreached

Greetings form the border of Thailand, Burma and Laos. China is just over the mountains. You can visit three countries in the same day — if you remember to bring your passport with you! I had to wait in the car. Amazingly, Thailand is the country with the lowest percentage of Christians, and it is […]

G’day from Chiang Mai, Thailand

Michelle and I are in Thailand this week, meeting with our workers from Australia and beyond. I caught up with David Garrison, author of Church Planting Movements. He’s researching for his next book on movements. Off to visit friends tomorrow in Chiang Rai. UPDATE: I forgot to mention how we were travelling to Chiang Rai. […]

ARETÉ Award for Movements

Great news from Sandro Bier, my editor in Brazil. Movimentos que mudam o mundo (Movements that Change the World) has taken out an ARETÉ Award for best foreign language book on Mission. That’s Sandro in the centre of the picture receiving the away which is given by the Brazilian Christian Editors Association. Throughout the world, […]

Really Good Friday

I’m looking for a good hot cross buns recipe. We have about twenty people coming over on Good Friday. For most it will be their first Easter celebration. Japanese, Koreans, Iranians, mainland Chinese, Thai, and Hong Kong Chinese. All of them have heard the gospel. Some have become disciples. Many are close. After some homemade […]

Lazy Sunday afternoon: Part one

John and Angela were beaming when we arrived at their home onSunday afternoon. Shoes off at the door and we went inside to meet the others in their household. We squeezed around the kitchen table, which is also the living room. The actual living room has been converted into a bedroom. Eight of us drinking […]

Barbie makes the world better

As a boy I never really understood Barbie. I guess my mind was corrupted by gender stereotyping. Since my daughter Gretta took up a position with Mattel to market Barbie dolls, I’ve come to believe that Barbie makes the world a better place. Although I preferred her last job with Hugo Boss which got me […]

Home alone

While I’ve been eating curries in India, the lovely Michelle has been dining out on hamburgers in North Carolina. She’s away hanging out with Jeff and Angie Sundell and the many workers Jeff has trained to multiply disciples, groups and churches. Last time I called she was off to a discipleship group meeting in a […]

One in a hundred

My grandfather Edgar Bashforth fought in World War I in France in the 11th Machine Gun Company. After the war he received government help for returned soldiers and bought land near Brunswick Heads in northern New South Wales. He cleared the land and fenced it. He milled the timber and sold it, and he also […]