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ways to Win at Home

Hosted by John & Lisa Bevere

Two nights on building a healthy, holy & fun family

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So, how DO you build a healthy, holy & fun family...?

If you look at culture right now, it’s no secret that families are under attack.

With so many families struggling, we want to equip you to build a healthy, holy, and fun family.

That’s why we'll be hosting a 2-night online event called Ways to Win at Home on January 25-26, where we’ll be opening up our home and talking all things family.

We are certainly not experts, but having raised four children who are now faithfully serving God as adults, we get a lot of questions on how we did it. In the Ways to Win at Home online event, we want to share the things we’ve learned over the years with you—and invite you into our home for a family discussion on how to do family well.

We can’t wait to see you in the Win at Home event on January 25 & 26. Sign up today to lock in your spot!

—— John & Lisa Bevere
John & Lisa Bevere

Who's Teaching?

John & Lisa Bevere

John & Lisa Bevere

John & Lisa Bevere

John and Lisa Bevere have been partners in crime for over four decades, and are having more fun than ever. With four adult boys, three daughters in love, and five g-babies, they are loving the joys and challenges of an ever-expanding family—and are passionate about sharing what they’ve learned on this messy but rewarding journey!

Addison & Julianna Bevere

Addison & Julianna Bevere

Addison & Julianna Bevere

Addison and Juli Bevere have nearly 15 years of life together and four amazing kiddos, ranging from 12 to 5, to show for it. They enjoy living with purpose and perspective as they press into what God has for them through it all. They’re firm believers that discipleship starts in the home and are passionate about creating a home environment that integrates faith and everyday life.

Arden & Christian Bevere

Arden & Christian Bevere

Arden & Christian Bevere

Arden & Christian Bevere have been married for three years and are learning to navigate the early season of marriage and life together. They help lead the Sons & Daughters ministry and are passionate about equipping the next generation to fulfill their purpose and step into the adventure God has for them!

Alec Bevere

Alec Bevere

Alec Bevere

Alec Bevere is the third of four boys and a creative at heart. Constantly pushing the envelope, he loves producing films and finding unique ways to impact the world around him. Arguably the most competitive amongst his brothers (a title they are still duking it out over), he’s always looking for ways to outwit them—especially in card games.

You've got questions?
We've got answers.

Q: When is the event?

A: The livestream of this event will be January 25 & 26th, 7–8pm CST each night.

Q: What is the cost to join?

A: We wanted to make this event available to everyone regardless of your budget, so we are making this a donation-based event. You can register and get full access for your donation of any amount, whether that’s $5, $35, or any other amount God puts on your heart.

Q: How will I get access to the sessions?

A: We will send everyone who registers an exclusive link to join the sessions live, as well as a recording of the sessions after the fact in case you missed it or want to rewatch.

Q: What topics will you be addressing each night?

A: We’ll be covering a wide array of topics, including parenting through different seasons, building a healthy family culture, teaching your kids their identity in Christ, discipline and boundaries, working through conflict, building memories, and navigating the challenges of our world today, to name a few.
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Join us for two nights on building a healthy, holy & fun family.

Messenger International, a ministry founded by John and Lisa Bevere in 1990, exists to develop uncompromising followers of Christ who transform our world. We are dedicated to providing believers worldwide with access to life-transforming messages regardless of their location, language, or financial position.

© 1992-2022 Messenger International 

Dr. Joseph Serwadda's Story

Over the past decade, numerous pastors and leaders from all over the world have been crying out (and even begging us) for discipleship resources in their language. This may sound extreme, but in America we have an abundance of books and resources that are available to us that are often taken for granted. In many ways, we have access to excess.

In some developing nations, people have never seen a book in their language. When leaders from these nations are given a book, they treat it as sacred gift! They even hand-write books and Bibles word for word so that they can spread this message of hope to others in their sphere of influence.

Dr. Joseph Serwadda, a leader from Uganda who oversees a group of churches that number approximately 27,000, echoes this need among pastors and leaders all over the world: “Our biggest need is not money or bigger buildings, but solid teaching. We lack literature for people to read and study on their own. The more people we have in church who are less instructed in the Word of God, the less solidity we have. Come and help us preserve the harvest. This is a Macedonian call!”

Pastor Yassir's Story

Over the years, Cubans have long suffered under the oppression of a single message: communism. Despite this challenge, Yassir is committed to sharing a new message with his people, a message of transformation that can lead to national revival.

Cubans, in general, have been conditioned toward communistic consumption. That’s why Yassir wants his people to embrace a new identity: a life defined by what they can give. This shift requires growth and maturity that can only come through a new perspective.

He explained, “The Cuban church is strong and filled with passion. But I believe it’s important that we shift our mentality. We need to see how the Gospel goes beyond our own needs. Ultimately, we need to take responsibility for ourselves and our nation, and not just wait for outside intervention.”

There aren’t many Christian resources in Cuba. So, Pastor Yassir’s church, along with many other churches throughout Cuba, have been profoundly impacted by the resources Messenger International has provided for them in their own language.

In our conversations with Pastor Yassir, he often cited an ancient proverb: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you’ve fed him for a lifetime. He sees MessengerX as a tool both to feed his people and teach them to fish.

It’s become evident that after many years in our ministry, the most effective way to transform a village or town is not to construct a church building. This just keeps the local leadership dependent on us.

We are much more effective if we give the indigenous leaders such as Pastor Yassir spiritual knowledge that will empower them to influence their village, town, or city. Such knowledge helps produce the faith needed to grow and sustain the work, which, if necessary, will include buildings and other resources.

Stories like Pastor Yassir’s fuel our mission, because we believe that everyone deserves to know life-transforming truth!

Nura's Story

Before Nura became a follower of Christ, her life was a living hell.
After the death of her husband—from whom she endured many years of abuse and suffering—she became a widow with four children. In search of peace and inner healing, she sought solace in religious places and practices, which only led her deeper into depression and financial debt.

Her last resort was Jesus.

“I came to the Christian church and begged for help! I accepted Christ after I heard of the promise of peace and healing that is found in Him,” Nura wrote. “I slowly began to recover, but there was one thing hindering my healing—unforgiveness.”
Filled with regrets, Nura struggled to forgive her husband. But the grip of offense began to weaken when her pastor handed her a copy of The Bait of Satan.

“I forgave my husband after I learned how much I, too, needed forgiveness,” shared Nura. “Now I am healed, and I have peace for the first time in my life. Some even say I look ten years younger!”


Pastor Raphael's Story

Pastor Raphael was raised in Kenya, immersed in a culture of darkness. As a child, he lacked affection because his father believed that strong men don’t show love. He continually witnessed his father beat and belittle his mother. Everywhere he looked, insidious behavior was practiced toward women and infants—families were being destroyed and lives were ending before they had a chance to begin.

This was the destiny Raphael was headed toward.

But everything changed when truth entered the scene. The first area to be transformed was Raphael’s heart—which, in turn, transformed his marriage and his family. And with a strong and healthy family, his whole outlook toward life has changed.

“Through the resources of Messenger International, a relentless passion was ignited in me to see the people of my country free from lies,” shared Raphael. “I discovered my purpose to train up others and bring God’s transforming truth to remote villages.”

Raphael has trekked miles through mud and rain to reach people, often rising early and returning late. He would travel over 50 miles a day with his bicycle—but through the generosity of the MessengerX community, he was given a motorcycle, which has enabled him to double his efforts while easily transporting the resources and supplies he needs to facilitate his classes. Raphael has seen over 200 of his students graduate in the villages he serves.

“Thank you for investing in my people,” expressed Raphael. “Each day tribal warriors are transformed into children of God, marriages are infused with love, and the innocent are protected. Your generosity has given us the tools we need to rewrite our story and reclaim our humanity.”

Dahlia's Story

Formerly a Muslim, Dahlia fled to Turkey after she was expelled from her Iranian school and excommunicated by her family. Her crime? Becoming a Christian.

You can now find Dahlia in a refugee camp, far from what she once called home. But despite the upheaval, she has found purpose in her pain. On a daily basis, Dahlia walks through her makeshift town and prays over the people. They have become her people—the audience of her message.

Dahlia has become a messenger, and she is often spotted lovingly serving those around her and sharing her faith with them. Despite language barriers, people are drawn to her because they see something different in her. And what’s amazing is that she’s not only reaching the people in her refugee camp, she’s also impacting those she left behind in Iran.

“I’ve had calls from Iran,” writes Dahlia. “People who mocked me because of my faith now believe in Jesus and want to know more. So, I tell them about MessengerX, which has a lot of translated discipleship resources.”

As we continue to provide people like Dahlia with life-transforming truth in their own language, we’re helping them grow in their faith and discover their purpose—and we’re equipping them to make a difference in their world.

“I am beyond thankful for all of the books that I’ve been able to read in my language, such as Driven by Eternity, translated in Farsi,” shared Dahlia. “I read them again and again. The messages keep me company in this lonely season, and they inspire me to reveal Jesus to the hurting people all around me.”