“Opportunity” by Tim Keesee

The first time I crossed the Atlantic was as a young sailor aboard the USS Denebola. The return voyage found us dodging two hurricanes. For seven days, we tacked across rolling seas with towering waves that broke over our bow, as we pushed through the tempest. After scurrying along the Outer Banks to avoid yet another storm, we at last reached our safe harbor in Virginia. The captain and crew had skillfully guided the ship over thousands of miles of stormy seas and narrow channels, and at last, the port was before us. In the distance, I could see my family waiting at the dock. I was happy. I was home. It’s a feeling sailors have experienced as long as men have gone to sea. Ancient mariners had a word for it—when wind and tide, rudder and sail, all worked together to bring them home, or “at the port.” The…

Dispatches DVD 3-Day Sale: July 22-24, 2014 at WTSBooks.com

For three days, WTSBooks.com will be hosting a special Dispatches from the Front DVD sale! From Tuesday through Thursday, July 22-24, 2014, the newest episode (“Day of Battle”) will be on sale for $5! And the set of 1-7 will be only $45! Take advantage of these special prices! Don’t forget to check out the newest episode’s “Day of Battle” Premiere Dates and Locations here. We hope to see you there!

“Day of Battle” Premieres!

Premiere Dates, Times and Locations in the Greenville, South Carolina area: “Day of Battle,” Episode 7 in the Dispatches from the Front DVD series, is set to premiere at six area churches on back-to-back Sundays, July 20th and 27th! We hope you will be able to attend! Or you can purchase your own copy at www.dispatchesfromthefront.org, beginning July 19th. July 20, 2014: o   North Hills Community Church, 4952 Edwards Road, Taylors, SC 29687 – all three services: 8:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 5 PM o   Heritage Bible Church, 2005 Old Spartanburg Road, Greer, SC 29650 – 9:30 AM o   Hampton Park Baptist Church, 875 State Park Road, Greenville, SC 29609 – 5:30 PM July 27, 2014: o   Suber Road Baptist Church, 445 South Suber Road, Greer, SC  29650 –5 PM o   Community Baptist Church, 643 South Suber Road, Greer, SC 29650 – 6 PM o   Calvary Baptist Church, 3810 Grandview Drive, Simpsonville, SC 29680 –…

Jim DeMint Hosts “Dispatches” Book Talk in DC

Event Details DATE: Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM VENUE: Lehrman Auditorium at The Heritage Foundation 214 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002 (register to attend in person or watch online)  

Persecution Update July 2014: Iraq

Over the past 10 years, the historic Christian communities in Iraq have suffered violent persecution, and nearly one million Iraqi Christians have fled the country.  Churches have been torched, and Muslims have killed some 1,000 Christians since 2003.  Remarkably, in the face of such bloodshed and risk, the number of evangelical Christians (many who are being converted out of Islam) has been growing rapidly, and they now number over 50,000. Please intercede on behalf of these brothers and sisters asking God to give them boldness in sharing Jesus, as well as strength to endure suffering for the sake of His name.