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Persevering Under Pressure

In a world growing more resistant to the Christian faith, how will you respond when you face pressure to compromise? We believe God is using these challenges to reach the world with the good news of Jesus Christ. Erin Coates is with us to share the realities she is walking through as her husband, Pastor James Coates, faces jail time in Canada. Sammy Tippit joins this episode with encouragement for enduring hard times and standing strong in our faith.

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Episode Notes:

The World Watch List

“Meet the World’s Fastest-Growing Evangelical Movement” article

“God Is at Work in Iran” podcasts

Sammy Tippit Ministries

“Thriving in a Hostile Culture” transcript

“Letter from a Christian Citizen of Chengdu to the Honorable Mayor”

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About the Hosts

Erin Davis

Erin Davis

Erin Davis is an author, blogger, and speaker who loves to see women of all ages run to the deep well of God’s Word. She is the author of many books and Bible studies including: Fasting & Feasting7 … read more …

Portia Collins

Portia Collins

Portia Collins serves on the Revive Our Hearts team as the Monthly Partner Specialist and co-host of the weekly videocast, Grounded. Her favorite part of her job is meeting the ministry partners who help make the mission possible. Portia … read more …

Dannah Gresh

Dannah Gresh

When Dannah Gresh was eight years old, she began praying that God would use her as a Bible teacher for “the nations.” When she sees the flags of many countries waving at a Revive Our Hearts event, it feels like … read more …

Alejandra Slemin

Alejandra Slemin

Alejandra is a sinner who believed in Jesus at the age of seven in her native country, Dominican Republic. She is a wife and homeschool mom. She's passionate about Christ, studying the Scriptures, discipling, teaching, and learning alongside women. Currently, … read more …

About the Guests

Erin Coates

Erin Coates

Erin is married to the love of her life, James, the preaching Pastor at GraceLife Church of Edmonton (GLC) and graduate of the Master’s Seminary. She homeschools their two boys (18 & 12) and is the Women’s Ministry Director at … read more …

Sammy Tippit

Sammy Tippit

Sammy Tippit is a revivalist/evangelist who has pioneered unique evangelistic efforts for more than fifty years. He’s preached in some of the world’s largest stadiums, in war zones in Africa, and in the middle of the revolution in Romania. He … read more …