One of our students, Nang’anyit Mbaayo, lives in a typical Maasai family. She is the third-born of four children, and her family is very poor. Unlike most Maasai, they are Christian, so her father only has one wife. Neither of her parents graduated from primary school, and neither has a skill which could bring in money.
“I am Cornelia Marko, and I would like to send my warm dedication to SBC and my sponsor for your blessed prayers and every great support upon me, and to say how sponsorship has blessed me since I started my journey of education. I have no means to pay this back, but may Almighty God bless you abundantly.
We recently shared an update about our For the Valley vision and some of the ways your giving is already making a difference in the lives of kids and families in our city. This video highlights a key part of our foster care initiative, a home for foster girls called Gigi’s Cottage where SBC is providing financial and logistical support.
We recently shared the moving story of Nate and Lori Ryberg whose family includes several children with special needs. SBC’s men’s ministry has come alongside this family to help improve their home, and new volunteers are welcome to join them this fall as they continue to demonstrate the love of Jesus toward this family.
After serving in the Vietnam war, Phil began experiencing overwhelming anxiety and PTSD. A therapist’s invitation to SBC Cactus introduced him to true friendship and a life of hope that helped him overcome the fear he had wrestled with for 38 years.
Allie experienced significant abuse in her family home and lost hope for living. God reached out and showed her His love in a miraculous way. He then brought a friend into her life who helped her find housing, a community of friends at SBC, and a safe place to grow and experience His love and care.
As a healthcare worker, Kelsey experienced an emotional upheaval in her life when Covid was at its height. The responsibilities of her job caused fear and stress to well up in her heart, but through friends in her virtual SBC small group, she found the ability to trust God during uncertain times.
We have some incredible people who are part of Special Ministries at SBC, and God is using each one to shine His light in our community. In this video, Adam Pitts shares his story of finding true purpose in Jesus and is joined by several friends who share truths from Psalm 139.
For many of us, this year has stirred up feelings of anxiety, uncertainty and fear. If you’re experiencing these emotions, you’re not alone. In this short video, Spencer Burnidge, our SBC North Ridge YTH HSM Pastor, shares a few words of encouragement about how he’s trusting God in the midst of the storm.
Last weekend, we shared this moving video and an update on how God is using our schools in Tanzania to provide Christian education and hope to kids and their communities.
Michael grew up in New York City with a tough guy exterior. In the midst of tremendous loss and the most difficult season of his life, God showed up big in countless, unexpected ways. Now Michael lives his life to shine a light on Jesus.
God works with and through His people even in times of uncertainty and an unknown future. In this video, Mark and Beth Erwin share how God has guided their lives and work during the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through creative innovation and collaboration with SBC, a basic need of essential workers has been met for many in our community.
As an ICU nurse, Michelle has first-hand experience with the emotional toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this video from last weekend, she shares how her faith was tested, but how she found rest in God’s faithfulness and care.
Just out of college, Amanda moved to Scottsdale to start a new job and life. Her first day here, a traumatic event rocked her world and led her down a dark path. But God used the storm in her life to draw her to Himself and to give her new hope and purpose.
Raquel found herself struggling with a pursuit of perfection and rule-keeping that led her into a deep depression. In this video, she shares how God lifted her out of that pit and gave her a new song to sing and a ministry to others around her.
Mark and Shannon had never been on a mission trip, but were invited to go with our HSM students to Tanzania. Experiencing God’s sufficiency and provision radically changed their perspective, and now they’re applying what they learned here at home.
Will and his young family went through years of pain and devastation, but God gave them grace and healing to move forward in His strength.
Tim achieved corporate success, but felt empty. As he began following Jesus’ words and serving other men, he experienced a heart change and a calling that brought him new purpose and joy.
Although our lives can seem picture perfect, we all deal with things under the surface. Callie found hope and peace through her community and Jesus.
Bill was enjoying a successful career until he hit a time of failure and uncertainty that led him down a hopeless path. Through a co-worker's simple invitation, he was introduced to a new kind of hope that would change him forever.
Although Dan grew up knowing about God, influences during his college years caused him to find his identity and values in the pursuit of happiness. His choices led him down a dark path that eventually brought him to a turning point.