A World of Good
We are two friends who love Jesus, care about the church, and travel the world to share stories of people who do the same.
South Dakota, Tim and Kim Wardell
May 16 2022
South Dakota, Tim and Kim Wardell
S5E8 Andrew visits Tim and Kim Wardell in Allen, South Dakota where they work alongside Native American leaders in their community and serve as pastors at Pass Creek Church. Tim and Kim give us context for the work they do and share what the ministry of presence looks like in their community. They look at […]
May 16 2022
Ukraine Update Part 2
S5E7 Nate and Stacy Tatman talk with Daniel and Christy Kihm about the current efforts to support the Church of God in Ukraine through food shipments to internally displaced people and resettling Ukrainians as they seek refuge outside the country. Because of the nature of this situation, the response is changing quickly and the team […]
May 2 2022
Juan & Miriam Santos, Dominican Republic
S5E6 Andrew is visited in Indiana by his friends Juan and Miriam Santos, pastors and leaders in the Church of God in the Dominican Republic. Juan shares his faith story and how cross-cultural ministry prepared him to serve. He then shares about the Church of God in the Dominican Republic and how they are using […]
Apr 18 2022
Tillman Frey, Germany
S5E5 While Nate was at the German Pastors’ Retreat, he interviewed two German pastors about their experience serving in the church. In this episode, Nate interviews Tillman Frey about the COVID papers written by a group of German pastors as they process together how to respond as the church during a global pandemic. The conversation […]
Apr 4 2022
Sebastian Scalogna, Germany
S5E4 While Nate was at the German Pastors’ Retreat, he interviewed two German pastors about their experience serving in the church. In this episode, Nate interviews Sebastian Scalogna who serves a church in Wolfsburg, Germany. Sebastian was raised in a German-Italian community and shares his story about meeting Jesus in his 20s at the church […]
Mar 21 2022
S5E3: Special Update In this episode Nate and Andrew share updates from sisters and brothers in Ukraine including an audio message from a leader in Ukraine. The church is being a light to those around them, even in this difficult and dark season by providing food, water, fuel, and housing for internally displaced people. Listen, […]
Mar 4 2022
Razia Mushtaq, Pakistan
S5E2 In this second episode recorded while Andrew was traveling in Pakistan in October 2021, Andrew interviews Razia Mushtaq. Razia shares about her life and ministry and how she found her calling serving in the church. As a woman serving in ministry in Pakistan, Razia faces significant challenges, but she has never let those challenges keep her from her calling.
Feb 21 2022
Samuel George, Pakistan
S5E1 While traveling in Pakistan in October 2021, Andrew interviewed Church of God national leader Rev. Dr. Samuel George about the experience of the church in Pakistan. Rev. George gives context for the church in Pakistan and shares about the challenges and the hope they experience as the church reaches out to vulnerable communities in their country.
Feb 7 2022
Season 4 Recap
S4E10 In this recap episode, Nate and Andrew talk about some of their favorite moments from the last season and share about the upcoming season. Resources Global Strategy Resource Page Catch up on past episodes! Apple Spotify Google Amazon Stitcher
Dec 27 2021
Immigration Story: Mohammed & Family
S4E9 A powerful interview with Mohammed, Zahar, and their daughter Sarah about their experience leaving Iran as refugees and finding Jesus in Paris, France. Their story involves escaping to multiple countries, Jesus visiting in dreams, physical healing, emotional support through the church, and finding peace after chaos. If you want to be encouraged about what God is doing around the world, listen as Nate interviews this incredible family. Resources @Home Paris Podcast Episode with Samir Salibi – Founder of @Home Paris
Dec 13 2021
Immigration and the Church: Zach Szmara
S4E8 In this episode, Andrew interviews Zach Szmara. Zach is the Executive Director of Immigrant Connection. He has been a Department of Justice accredited legal representative since 2014 and has served over 2200 immigrants from 100+ nations in the 7 years he has led his local Immigrant Connection site. He also serves as the pastor of The Bridge Community Church – a multilingual, multicultural, multiethnic church in Logansport, Indiana. Resources Immigrant Connection website The Bridge Community Church website
Nov 29 2021
Separated by the Border: Gena Thomas
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Nov 15 2021
Honduras and Immigration: Donnie Allen
S4E6 Pastor Donnie Allen was born in Roatán, Honduras and now serves as a pastor in La Ceiba, Honduras. His journey in ministry has been one of crossing cultures and learning to serve the community where his family is planted. In this episode, Pastor Donnie shares about his personal ministry path and then shares how immigration from Honduras shapes and changes the reality of churches in Honduras.
Nov 1 2021
Telling the Story: Kathleen Otchy
S4E5 Kathleen Otchy is the Pastor of Community Care at Fairfax Church in Fairfax, Virginia. Kathleen led a session at our 2019 Missions Leader Roundtable about ethical storytelling. Many people want to share their experience after they have traveled on a missions trip, but how we do that can either humanize or dehumanize those we visited. Andrew caught up with Kathleen in September at the 2021 Missions Leader Roundtable to have her share more about the practice of storytelling.
Oct 18 2021
Receiving Teams: Kelley and Rhonda Philips
Kelley and Rhonda Philips have been serving globally for nearly 30 years. They have lived in Russia, Hungary, and currently reside in Berlin, Germany. Kelley and Rhonda have spent years receiving teams from the United States through short-term trip experiences. In this episode, they share from their vast experiences, the good and the bad, in connecting, hosting, and partnering with churches. We hope this episode will help those who send teams have an understanding of what it is like from the side of those receiving.
Oct 1 2021
Trip Logistics: Chris Kaczmarek
S4E3 Chris Kaczmarek joins Nate and Andrew for a conversation about trip logistics. We hear about Chris’ experience as a missionary in Uganda receiving teams and how that has affected the way he approaches sending teams in his current position as outreach pastor at County Line Church of God in Auburn, Indiana. With great tools to engage, Chris encourages us to think creatively about serving globally. RESOURCES Free Trip Training Material Serving with Eyes Wide Open by David Livermore **For FREE chapter summaries and group discussion questions for Serving with Eyes Wide Open, email AGale@chog.org!
Sep 20 2021
Cultural Intelligence: Esther Jadhav
S4E2 As Nate and Andrew begin the series on trips, they start with a discussion on cultural intelligence with Esther Jadhav. Esther works at Asbury University as the Associate Vice President for Intercultural Affairs and has done extensive research on the intersection of cultural competence and theology. Esther presents the case for the need for cultural competence when working cross-culturally, even if that work is short-term. RESOURCES A Wesleyan Theology of Cultural Competency, by Esther Jadhav The Place of Theology in Diversity Efforts in Christian Higher Education: A Wesleyan Perspective by Esther Jadhav Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church by Soong-Chan Rah Serving with Eyes Wide Open by David Livermore **For FREE chapter summaries and group discussion questions for Serving with Eyes Wide Open, email AGale@chog.org!
Sep 6 2021
Season 4 Introduction
S4E1 Nate and Andrew discuss their summer travels, debrief their first live podcast at Church of God convention, and share their favorite coffee drinks at the moment. They also give a preview of the two series they will be highlighting for this coming season: trips and immigration. This season will be packed with resources, challenging interviews from practitioners, and encouragement for all those who are seeking to understand the complicated world we live in.
Aug 23 2021
Global Justice: LIVE Convention Episode
LIVE Convention Episode On June 26, 2021, this special episode was recorded live at Church of God Convention in Denver, Colorado. In this episode, Andrew and guest host Joshua Weiger interview guests from around the world about global justice issues related to national conflict (Rev. Dorothy from Myanmar), health crisis (Kaitlin in Uganda), and natural disaster (Rev. Lennox from Barbados). The episode will not only give you a view of global issues, but challenge you to join brothers and sisters globally in prayer for justice.
Aug 9 2021
1 hr 2 mins
Season 3 Recap
S3E10 In this final episode of the season, Nate and Andrew look back on the previous nine episodes and share some of their favorite clips from the interviews they did. Andrew shares about his recent trip to Honduras and Nate talks about his summer travel plans.
Jun 14 2021