September 16, 2020
When Joe graduated high school his parents went through a divorce that left him feeling lost, alone, and angry at God. After completing college he found himself finally having to face the pain that he had pushed down for the past several years. That pain, along with curiosity about his parents past, led him to adventure through the Black Hills in the middle of the December. Saying that adventure was both frightening is a bit of an understatement, but saying it was a God-filled journey of facing pain with courage - is a lot more accurate. Join us for the next four weeks at Joe Patterson, adventurer, guitarist, writer, and gas station food connoisseur, tells his story.
If you want to know more about his story, I highly encourage you to purchase a copy of his book "The Legend of Griffin." You can also listen to his podcast, Parks & Rewatch or follow him @thejoepatterson.
For more faith & travel resources, I encourage you to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite listening platform and visit our website: www.christiantravelers.net for links to Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and to join our email listing with our upcoming travel bookings!
September 9, 2020
When traveling in Scotland with her chorale, Jenna Erlandson had an allergic reaction that left her speaking another language. In the midst of the fear and chaos, of trying to get her to the hospital, she ends up witnessing to the taxis driver and their tour guide in a way that no one will ever forget. In addition, Jenna has repeatedly seen God show up in the midst of her travels during multiple health emergencies. Join us this week as Jenna, founder of Bridge of the Faithful Podcast, a pastors wife and mother of 3 rambunctious kids, and oncology nurse shares her allergic reaction travel testimony!
We highly encourage you to follow her podcast, Bridge of the Faithful, and share today's episode with a friend if you enjoyed it.
For more faith & travel resources and to learn how you can get connected with other Christian Travelers, visit www.christiantravelers.net!
September 2, 2020
I got to eat in the worlds largest restaurant, I got to meet an individual who found a way to make rice produce more & saveda lot of lives in China, I got to see the terra cotta soldiers, I got to meet students attending summer school to keep their grades up - and more in this second part of my trip to China!
As you know, from the previous episode, I won this trip to China in high school. While it wasn't a mission trip or with Christian friends - God was still evident. I continue sharing my travel journal enteries and elaborate on some of the God moments.
If you liked this episode, you may also enjoying hearing about my trip to Ghana & my solo trip to Europe. For all faith +travel resources please visit www.christiantravelers.net
Safe Travels & God Bless!
August 26, 2020
My second trip overseas was a trip I won to China while I was in high school. While this trip was largely tourist & agricultural based - there is still a lot that God can do in the midst of this trip. I share this episode with you this week to give you a taste of travel if you haven't gotten to travel in a while. In the next episode In episode two I will share the rest of my travel story and explain how I saw God in this experience.
For other faith + travel stories please visit www.christiantravelers.net
Safe travels & God bless!
August 19, 2020
We all know the stories of Abraham - how he & Sarah trusted God and bore a son in their old age. But have you ever stopped to consider that they were travelers? That they journeyed into many foreign lands to explore what God had given them - all the while trusting God to guide and protect them. How about you? Where is God leading you right now that requires faith & trust?
We will finish out our 3 part series (Travel Testimonies, Christian Community) that aligns with our podcast moto "where travel stories, community, and Scripture combine" by participating in a travel devotion together. If you would like to share your responses, please comment on our Facebook group! For other faith + travel tips, please visit: www.christiantravelers.net!
Safe travels & God bless!
August 12, 2020
How do you find a christian community of friends? I think most of us struggle with that on a daily basis, let alone when we are traveling! In this episode I outline what God says about the importance of community, some places to begin to look for that community, and how you can be intentional about maintaining and growing that community!
For more faith & travel resources, please visit: www.christiantravelers.net
August 5, 2020
Have you been wondering what my travel testimony is? Where I have traveled, what my favorite destination is, or what my biggest God moment in all my travel is? Well, this is your luck week because I will be answering all of those questions and more on this Travel Testimony episode. I will also be walking through how and why you should be using your travel experiences to share Christ with others!
As mentioned in this episode you can download/purchase the "How To Travel With Christ-Like Intention" workbook here.
For more faith & travel resources, podcast episodes, or book your next trip please visit www.christiantravelers.net.
July 29, 2020
Many of us have experienced tragedy, but not all of us have lived through 12+ natural disasters. Sharon Wilharm describes how each tragedy reassured her that God is still active in our world, how it changed her prayer life, and how she continues to find peace at the center of the chaos of our daily lives.
You can connect with Sharon at either of her websites: www.allgodswomen.com & www.sharonwilharm.com, or on Facebook & Instagram.
If you would like to learn more about how you can book and travel with Christ-like intention, please visit our website: www.christiantravelers.net!
God's Blessings & Safe Travels!
July 22, 2020
How many naysayers do you have in your life? “You can’t do that.” “I wouldn’t suggest that, because…” “You want to travel where? But what about your… finances… job… safety… health… etc.” How many times is the naysayer you? Penny McPherson, left her corporate job to travel the world with her husband. She stepped out in faith despite her own fears and the fears that many naysayers implanted in their minds. With each step the two of them grow closer to God and learn to trust His plans for their future instead of their fears. In this episode she will share how you too can step past the fear into the future with a little bit of faith.
You can connect with Penny on Facebook and Instagram @Plantbasedpennylife.
For more Christian travel resources (including links to our Facebook group, Instagram, Pinterest, and other episodes) please visit www.christiantravelers.net. Thank you for subscribing to this podcast on your favorite podcast listening platform.
July 15, 2020
Have you heard that inner voice of criticism lately? For every decision you make about Covid-19? About every decision you make when you respond to racial tension? For your mental and physical well-being? For how you are treating your family, co-workers, neighbors, and friends?
I've heard that voice too. Satan sure loves to tear us down in soo many ways. He loves to point out our failures. So today - we are turning to God and ask Him to show us how to laugh at ourselves. How to no longer be our biggest critiques, but our biggest cheerleaders. How to let what God say about us define us - rather than the criticism that says we are a failure unworthy of love.
For more faith based travel resources please visit www.christiantravelers.net. You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!
God Bless & Safe Travels,
The Christian Travelers' Network