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...
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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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...
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.
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.
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.
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.

Undefeatable

Have you ever felt exhausted? I don't mean just exhausted after a long hike but tired in your soul - tired of climbing uphill, tired of swimming upstream? If you're like me, you have. You have set your mind to...
Today, during my bible reading time, I saw something very simple but very important in the scripture. Check this out… THEN JESUS CAME FROM GALILEE TO JOHN AT THE JORDAN TO BE BAPTIZED BY HIM. 14 AND JOHN TRIED TO PREVENT HIM,...