Bring the Good News

And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written; How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.

So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ. Romans 10:15, 17 CSB

The sunlight shines through the dark clouds just as the Good News of Jesus shines in the world.

When I read Romans 10 this week, it reminded me of a dear friend who is no longer with us, but his legacy of “bringing the good news” lives on. And although he was a humble man, his story is amazing, and I would like to share it with all of you.

I first met Dr. Denny Pruett when he was in his late sixties or early seventies. Denny was born in the West Virginia mountains and kept in touch with those roots by attending the homecoming services at his family’s home church.

Denny was a Navy pilot in World War II, piloting a plane that dropped torpedoes targeting enemy ships and subs. After the war he attended college and received a degree in ministry and a Doctor of Medicine degree. And with that training and experience, he and his family made a life changing decision. They moved to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in Africa.

Denny was a new breed of missionary. He shone the light of Jesus Christ on people by caring for them and healing their bodies. And as he cared for their physical issues, he shared the message of Jesus, caring for their spiritual health. He and his family served the people of Rhodesia for many years.

Denny came home and established his own medical practice. He continued to shine the light as he tended to physical as well as spiritual needs. And with his personal missionary experience and his desire for all peoples to know Jesus Christ as Savior, he began an organization called H.A.S.T.E.N., an acronym for Health and Salvation to Every Nation.

With H.A.S.T.E.N., Denny also pioneered the concept of partnering with “national” or local Christian doctors in their efforts to heal bodies and bring the Good News to their patients. This organization, conceived by Denny, continues to shine the light of the Lord around the world. H.A.S.T.E.N. supports national (local) doctors in 5 different countries, including Zimbabwe. The light that Denny shared still shines, as doctors care for the physical body and give hope and salvation by sharing the message of Christ.

Dr. Denny Pruett was truly a modern-day Paul.

Today I want to celebrate all of our modern-day “Pauls,” who travel to all parts of the world, bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ so that people can hear and be saved.

This week, please, take some time to pray for all of these amazing warriors for the gospel.

I thank God for each of you! And I thank you for joining me this week as I introduce my friend, Dr. Denny Pruett, who had a passion for helping people physically and bringing the Good News. And I also thank you for joining me as we pray for all our modern day missionaries.

Blessings as we all strive to bring the good news!

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