Church Recovers From Landslide in Nepal

Hey everybody,  Thank you so much for your prayers! Here is the update on the church that was hit with the landslide in Nepal. 

Landslide Hits Nepali Church

Hey everybody. Darlene here.  We just got word from our friends in Nepal that Holy Church, which is a partner church we work with in Pokhara has experienced...
Hasten - Nepal - Dustan & Darlene Stanley

A Rebuilt Nepali Village (Impossible is Nothing)

After our intense drive into the Himalayas and the scary nighttime trek, we slept soundly, preached at a local church, and prepared for the next day’s trek that would lead us to a rebuilt Nepali village. What we didn’t know was that we were about to learn a lesson about what is possible.
Dustan Stanley - Story is the Language of Mankind - Hasten

Story is the Language of Mankind

The language of mankind is story. Across cultures worldwide, story has always been the #1 way to communicate. In fact, we ourselves are stories...
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Hasten Partner Update With Dustan & Darlene Stanley

Here's the latest partner video update! Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn-7JRq6oiU&feature=youtu.be Dustan and Darlene Stanley give a detailed overall update of what has been happening inside of Hasten International Mission...

The Struggle, Where It Gets “Real”

Ever struggle so hard at doing things that seem so easy to others, or wonder if this is normal? Well to put you at ease….you are not alone. This is what I’ve learned about what I like to call “The Struggle," and here are some simple steps I've started applying to help take steps towards overcoming those annoying bad habits and reach those goals on my to-do-list!

A Bus Crash and God’s Supernatural Protection During an Uphill Climb

During one of our recent missions in Nepal, God showed us Supernatural Protection and mercy during one our more treacherous uphill treks in the Himalayas.

A Call From God To Rescue Children

It all began around winter in 2015 when I had a heavy encounter with the Lord in the altar at a church we were visiting with some friends. That encounter would soon prove to be the day that everything changed, and the day when something beautiful would be forever set in motion in my life.

Nepal Youth Conference & Sacrificial Devotion

We hold a Nepal Youth Conference in Pokhara, Nepal where the Holy Spirit empowers the youth and teaches us about Sacrificial Devotion

Trekking to Poon Hill & Waiting on the Lord

A trek into the Himalayas to Poon Hill teaches us some very important lessons about being patient and waiting on the Lord...

The Homeless Boys on the Streets of Pokhara, Nepal

I'll never forget the morning. It was our morning coffee and prayer time, and Darlene and I were sitting at Cafe Concerto just off Fewa Lake in Pokhara, Nepal. We were waiting on our ILLY Coffee (imported from Italy - Praise the Lord) when a boy approached and began to beg of us.

The boy looked just like most of the other beggar children around here – filthy, tattered clothes, barefoot, a sight I have seen thousands of times as we travel around the world, but this time there was something different. There was something so very authentic about the look in his eyes, the way he rubbed his belly, the way he answered the cafe workers who told him to move on.

That day stated something in me that has now grown into a passion and ministry...

The First Time I Heard God’s Voice (Excerpt from 30 Days in Aceh)

In this excerpt from my new book, 30 Days in Aceh, I go back to when I was a kid. I tell the short story of the first time I heard the voice of the Lord (and the only audible voice of the Lord I've ever heard... I think).

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Also, if you want to read the first excerpt, go here.

5 Vital Pieces of Missions Advice that Apply to All of Life

When I look back, there are a few pieces of advice that I was given early on that has proven INVALUABLE. These have become lessons Darlene and I live by, not only in ministry, but in LIFE.

Regardless if you are called to the nations or to the streets of the neighborhood you grew up in, these vital lessons will apply to both your life and ministry...

3 Tips for Packing Light and Carrying On

Here are my 3 main tips to help you pack light for international travel, and have lots of outfit options when carrying on!

Opening to my New Book – 30 Days in Banda Aceh, Indonesia

This post is an excerpt from the rough-draft opening of my new book about an intense month I spent in Banda Aceh, Indonesia following the tsunami of 2004 and the Nias 8.7 earthquake in early 2005.

Trek to remote village in Nepal (Photo Gallery)

Photos from our adventurous trek to a remote mountain village in central Nepal.
PODCAST: Dustan Stanley - How Did Jesus Witness?

PODCAST: Dustan Stanley – How Did Jesus Witness?

In this podcast, Dustan Stanley teaches extensively on the woman at the well in John 4. Here we see how Jesus witnessed to a complete stranger, not as a ministry program, but just in His day to day life.

How Indiana Jones Helped me Stop being a Perfectionist

Are you a perfectionist? If so, this post is for you! Here's how one scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade changed my mind for good about being a perfectionist.

What Trekking Mountains in Nepal Taught Me about Life

“I’m so tired,” I said to myself. Silently, I had the scary thought, I don’t think I can go on... This is my true story of trekking mountains in Nepal.

PODCAST: Dustan Stanley – Milk to Meat. The Next Step in Your Spiritual Growth…...

In this podcast, Dustan Stanley teaches on how to go from Milk to Meat, or in other words, how to overcome spiritual restlessness and grow to the next level in God. There is more, and you can obtain it.