"My Name Is Mashaun, I'm 33 years old my mom kicked me out around 10 years old she was using I went to foster care, 13 went to prison for the first time, at 17 Bennett prison four times. I couldn't read a ride until I was 23 when I went to prison for the last time. I taught myself how to read and write obtained a college degree, associate graduated with a 3.5 GPA. Today I am a mission leader and a mental health coach specialist in addiction and Recovery and I would love the opportunity to share my testimony to anyone who's willing to listen God bless have a good day."
"I met a nice Palestinian Muslim man at the cell phone store and immediately had a heart for his salvation. After prayer, a couple of days later I returned to the cell phone store. I took the bold step of telling him that God put it on my heart to let him know that Jesus wants a relationship with him. He immediately attacked the historical accuracy of the trinity and made many other claims about Christianity being false. My posture was one of compassion and wanting him to come to Christ, his posture was one of defense and debate. He didn't let me answer all of his questions before throwing new ones at me and some of the claims he made I'd never heard before. However, I'm glad that I was able to state how the belief in Jesus' death and resurrection, and accepting Him as our personal savior is necessary to get into heaven. Although our exchange didn't go well, I hope that I planted a seed that will one day be watered and grow."
"I went to Niamey, Niger in February of 2020 on my first mission trip. I wanted to return one day! Then in January 2021, I was asked by my pastor and his wife to go back on March 21. I was also contacted in February by a pastor from California I had never met before, requesting I go in September 2021 for an intercessory prayer trip. I told my wife that I had been asked to go on both trips, but with work, I could only go on one trip. She did not want me to go in September because she was finishing school and had to complete the EdTPA to finish her teaching degree. I didn't know what to do I wanted to go in February because I would be going with people I knew. On the September trip, I would be flying solo to Turkey to meet people I had never met before. The following day my wife received an email from Milliken University that informed us that the state was removing the requirement for the EdTPA during the fall semester she would be student teaching. This then gave her peace and I excepted the invitation from the Holy Spirit to be a part of the intercessory prayer trip on September of 21. I can be Bold when sharing the gospel because God has brought me through so much with unending grace. He delivered me from drugs, pornography, and cigarettes. He reunited me with my son who I almost lost to a Crack cocaine addiction. Since I was delivered of that addiction, Jesus has blessed me with a beautiful wife, 3 more beautiful children, and 8 years of sobriety. This is most definitely one of the boldest things I have done; traveling halfway across the world to meet people I have only zoomed with but I know the Lord orders my footsteps and has anointed me for this trip with the boldness that can only come from the Spirit of Jesus! Thank you Mark for your inspiring messages!"
Mark Jobe serves as president of Moody Bible Institute and host of Moody Radio's Bold Steps. He is the author of Unstuck: Out of Your Cave into Your Call (Moody Publishers). He is also the founding pastor of New Life Community Church, a Chicago-based ministry with 27 locations throughout Chicago. Mark earned a diploma from Moody in 1984, a master’s degree from Moody Theological Seminary, and a doctorate in transformational leadership from Bakke Graduate University. He and his wife, Dee, have three adult children.
Bold Steps with Dr. Mark Jobe takes you on the path to freedom and authenticity in Christ. With candid, topical teaching from God’s Word, Dr. Jobe offers simple gospel messages with the power to transform your life.