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High-flying video urges believers to share faith in the workplace



The above video tells the story of Sandy Detherage, a member of the High Pointe Church of Christ in McKinney, Texas. Through the simple act of sharing his faith, Deherage, an air-traffic controller, opened the door for God to transform two lives.

Dennis and Sharon Welch in Cambodia in 2010. (Photo by Erik Tryggestad)

His fellow air-traffic controller, who is at first hostile toward Christianity and later converts, is Dennis Welch. He and his wife, Sharon, kept the commitment mentioned in the video. In 2007, Joy and Lynn McMillon interviewed the couple as they prepared for the mission field at Sunset International Bible Institute in Lubbock, Texas.
Three years later, I met the couple in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, as they worked at the Sunset branch school there. (See a story about that trip.) A few months after my visit, the Welches took oversight of a nutrition program for youths in the villages near Phnom Penh.
The video was produced for RightNow Media, a Richardson, Texas-based nonprofit (a kind of Christian version of Netflix) that allows people to watch online video bible studies.
Clint Loveness provided me with a link to the video. I met him at the Pepperdine Bible lectures. He’s a video producer for Bluefish TV, which makes Bible Study kits for RightNowMedia.org.
(Coincidentally, the Welches were there too, talking about their work in Cambodia and looking for additional support.)
Loveness, himself a Church of Christ member, said he’s looking for additional stories of faith and transformation. Contact him for more information.

  • Feedback
    This is such an uplifting boost for me today. We are continualy sharing Gods Word with our actions.
    Thank you so much for this story.
    Rich Smart
    May, 10 2012

    This story brought tears to my eyes and a great big lump in my throat as I personally know Sandy, his wife, and Dennis and Sharon as they went to the Keller Church of Christ where I still attend.
    Nancy Kinman
    May, 10 2012

    That is awesome! Way to go brother, I’m very proud of you. It is great to see what Christ has done to change lives, and the huge ripple effect that keeps growing even on the other side of the world!
    Much Love!
    Jeff Oden
    May, 10 2012

    OK, I hit play without even looking at the article yet, or the associated pictures (because it was in full screen)…so what an awesome, praise God, sort of moment it was when all of a sudden it’s revealed that’s Dennis and Sharon! I had the privilege of being a guest teacher at the school in Phnom Penh last fall, and can attest to the wonderful work God has done…and all because a seed was planted by a co-worker.
    Scatter all the seed you can, and don’t let it get you down. An eight year wait for the Word to take to sprouting is a short time in light of eternity. God does indeed bring the increase.
    And great job, High Pointe CofC, on such a very well made video.
    James
    May, 11 2012

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