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January 12, 2019

Reaching the World

​Jesus told us in the Great Commission - to go out and spread the gospel at home and throughout the world.  Ed Stetzer talks with two missionaries who've done just that.  Jed Gourley of Calvary Church has planted churches in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Georgia.  Elizabeth Hirmiz is an Iraqi Christian woman from Calvary Church who's worked with refugees who've fled ISIS.  Both tell their stories of bringing Christ's love and mercy to people and places often overlooked by poverty and violence.

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Jed Gourley
Jed Gourley

Jed Gourley

Jed Gourley is a missionary pastor at Calvary Chapel in Tblisi, Georgia.  At the age of 20, Jed took a year off from his studies and moved to Ukraine to assist in the planting of a church. More than 25 years later he still finds himself on the mission field, having also served in Kyrgyzstan.  He is the author of Distant Fields, a biography of his father-in-law, George Markey, with whom he served in both Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan.  Jed has a master's degree in diplomacy with an emphasis in conflict resolution.  Jed is married and has six children. 

Elizabeth Hirmiz
Elizabeth Hirmiz

Elizabeth Hirmiz

Elizabeth Hirmiz was born in Iraq to a Christian family.  She accepted the Lord as a child and in 1988, the Lord called her to serve him full -time with her home church in Baghdad. She studied Theology and finished her Master of Divinity and became an instructor with (Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary) JETS.  Elizabeth has spent the last five years in Northern Iraq.  She established Immanuel Peace Center (IPC), serving the Lord with Iraq's churches, working with the refugees in Iraq and Turkey and with the Iraqis.

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Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer wears a lot of hats—author, speaker, researcher, pastor, church planter—as he helps Christians learn to share Christ. Ed has earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, and has written or co-written a dozen books and hundreds of articles. Now he ministers as interim pastor of The Moody Church, teaches at Wheaton College, and serves as executive director of the Billy Graham Center and a regional director of Lausanne North America. Ed and his wife, Donna, have been married more than 25 years and have three daughters.

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Ed Stetzer Live helps you live out the truth of the gospel in a rapidly changing world. Drawing on years of research and ministry experience, Ed leads special guests and caller interaction in an engaging discussion of today’s cultural trends. Discover new ways to show and share the love of Jesus to a broken and hurting world. Airs Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon CT on Moody Radio.