May 28 this year was the International Day of Prayer for the more than 7,000 Unreached People Groups in our world today. The majority of these groups are found in India and China. As we prayed for these needy people, my mind was taken back to a mission trip I led to China some years ago, and an amazing little Christian senior woman we met there who reminded me we need to hurry … [Read more...] about Hurry up and finish the job
Paul Estabrooks is a story-teller and loves to share the joys and triumphs as well as the challenges of Christians around the world who experience and overcome persecution. He graduated from Tyndale University (LCBM - London, Ontario) in 1966 with a BTh honors degree. He later received a Bachelor and Master of Arts (with distinction) from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan majoring in Mass Communications. In 2016, Tyndale University awarded him The Distinguished Alumnus of the Year! He worked at CFPL-TV in London, ON in production and promotion in the late sixties. Paul also taught media classes at Fanshawe College. In 1971, he and his wife Dianne moved to Manila Philippines as missionaries where he worked eight years with the Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) as head of Overseas Radio Programming. In 1979, he joined Open Doors International working into China as Director of Research for Asia. He later served Open Doors for three years as Southeast Asia Coordinator – based in Singapore – as well as the first full-time Director for Open Doors Canada for five years before becoming Senior Communications Specialist for the organization. He has visited more than 80 countries of the globe and taught Standing Strong Through The Storm in many of them. In 1981, he coordinated for Open Doors Asia the massive project of delivering one million Chinese Bibles to believers on a beach in China in one night – 232 tons. It was known as Project Pearl, the subject of one of his books.
He and Dianne have been married for 58 years and have three grown children and eleven grandchildren.
Paul is the author of seven books and a large number of booklets. One book is a major training manual used around the world in 54 languages titled Standing Strong Through the Storm (SSTS). His latest volumes are Living Like a Lamb Among 21st Century Wolves, Escape From North Korea, Night of a Million Miracles and Daily Inspiration From the Lion’s Den.