Mission-Minded Families on “Revive Our Hearts”

familylife4-nancyOn our Podcast, we are featuring Ann’s three interviews about Mission-Minded Families with Nancy Leigh DeMoss (now Mrs. Nancy Wolgemuth) from Revive Our Hearts, a nation-wide and international women’s radio broadcast.

Here’s a glimpse of these programs:


What talents has God given your children? The world is waiting for those talents to be unleashed for God’s glory. Learn how to develop your children’s gifts while giving them a vision for God’s kingdom.


Ann Dunagan’s family was visiting Africa and was struck with the number of children without adequate clothing. The words of Jesus came to mind, “What you’ve done for the least of these, you’ve done for me.” Hear how this family responded to this huge need.


There are so many urgent needs in the world. How might God be preparing your children for making an impact in the needy world? Learn how to release them to build God’s Kingdom.

Introducing Nancy Leigh DeMoss (now Mrs. Wolgemuth)

Here’s a video about Nancy’s beautiful love story:

Nancy Leigh DeMoss grew up in a family deeply committed to Christ and to the mission of world evangelization. At an early age, she surrendered her life to Christ and to His call to fulltime service. Today, Nancy mentors millions of women through Revive Our Hearts (an outreach of Life Action Ministries) and the True Woman Movement, calling them to heart revival and biblical womanhood. Her love for the Word and the Lord Jesus are infectious, and permeate her online outreaches, conference messages, books, and two daily nationally syndicated radio programs—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him. Her books have sold more than 1,000,000 copies, and include Lies Women Believe, Choosing Forgiveness, A Place of Quiet Rest, A Thirty Day Walk with God in the Psalms, Brokenness, Surrender, and Holiness. She also co-authored Seeking Him and Lies Young Women Believe.

familylife4-nancy“It was a tremendous honor to meet with Nancy Leigh DeMoss in her studio, to talk about encouraging families for God’s kingdom and missions, and to pray together. I’m so grateful for Nancy’s spiritual leadership, godly integrity, and her heart for women. — Ann

Power Word: “Turn the World Upside Down!”

We live in a totally upside-down world, where “right” seems “wrong” and where “good” is called “evil.” God has called us as Christians to go and turn the world “upside-down” (which is actually “right-side-up”) for the Kingdom of God!

In this short “Power Word,” Ann Dunagan will challenge you, with passion, to boldly share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. “Let’s get out there and turn the world upside-down!”


Daring Daughters Radio: Leaving a Legacy

On today’s Daring Daughter broadcast, mother-daughter co-hosts Ann and Christi Dunagan chat about “Leaving a Legacy” from one generation to another — from mom to daughter, and also learning and growing from daughter to mom.

Leaving a Legacy: Mothers & Daughters

During this episode, Ann and Christi address comments and questions from speaker and homeschooling mother of six, Angie Tolpin (of Leaving a Legacy).

How have you nurtured a strong mother-daughter relationship over the years?
How do you focus on the heart attitude in your daughters?
How do you make an intentional effort to open communication with your daughters?
How are you leaving legacy with your daughters (especially in spiritual areas)?

In raising our girls to be daring daughters for God, we as moms need to instill a godly legacy. But usually special mother-daughter moments don’t “just happen”; we need to be intentional. For more about the vision for Daring Daughters — including the new facebook page, twitter page, upcoming events, and blogtalk radio show, see our VISION page . . .

listen to the broadcast . . .

Listen to DaringDaughters on Blog Talk Radio

Ann with younger daughter, Caela, on a mission trip in Uganda

Q & A’s with Angie Tolpin @ Leaving a Legacy:

Ann, looking back at yourself as a mom of middle-aged children and babies, how did you begin proactively preparing your heart to let go and let God have your children for service overseas?

With each child, there was definitely a time of “dedicating” each one to the Lord and praying over them and committing each little one into God’s hand. I didn’t know what that would look like, but I honestly made a conscious effort to surrender each child to God, like Hannah dedicated her future child (Samuel) to God’s purposes. I also spent quite a bit of time teaching our kids about world missions, and even as we learned about different missionaries and various countries, I would let the kids know that my heart as a mom was for each of them to fulfill God’s will for their life.

I think surrendering our kids to God is a layered process; I keep thinking I’ve “done it” but then it’s like the Lord takes me to a deeper level of surrender. As Christi was beginning her relationship with Trae (who’s family lives in Niger, West Africa — a very poor and hot and predominantly Muslim country), the decision to surrender became a real process of “letting go,” and a real guy (who Jon & I had never even met in person) who was in love with our girl. But God is so AMAZING!!! What originally felt like a sacrifice has become one of God’s most wonderful gifts. Trae is an awesome man of God, and we are thrilled about how the Lord has led them together, and how he is now becoming our future son. And who knows where He will take them in the future. The two are looking at several different possibilities: Brazil, France, Niger, Asia . . . and even (now, brace yourself: doesn’t this sound scary and dangerous?) . . . Kona, Hawaii (to go through YWAM’s University of the Nations).

Christi, when you were growing up, around the ages 9-12, what was your spiritual perspective on missions & purpose in life in comparison to now? Do you see a direct connection with your mom & dads purposeful parenting style? Give some examples!

I see a huge connection between my parents’ style of raising us and my heart for missions. It is because of my parents that I want to go into missions. My dad and mom didn’t just talk the talk, they lived it — literally traveling to the uttermost parts of the earth for the sake of the gospel. I saw how alive and on fire they were, and it started a flame in me too.

Learn more about Angie Tolpin @ Leaving a Legacy

You’re Going OVER!!! (You’re not going under!)

BE ENCOURAGED as Jon Dunagan shares from Luke 8:22-25 about Jesus calming the fierce storm and the fears of His disciples (concluding on Part II with a time of prayer).

As you listen, receive the word of the Lord to YOU today: “YOU’RE GOING OVER, you’re not going under. PEACE BE STILL.”

Audio #1

Listen to the first part of Jon’s message: “You’re Going Over, You’re Not Going Under!”

Audio #2

Listen to the second part of Jon’s message: “You’re Going Over, You’re Not Going Under!” concluding with a time of prayer.

May God bless and encourage you from His word, in Jesus’ Name.

Motivating for Missions at FamilyLife

Ann Dunagan with Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine – Click on each link for the broadcast and full transcript of each interview

DAY #1 – FamilyLifeToday BROADCAST – “Living a Life of Surrender”
DAY #2 – FamilyLifeToday BROADCAST – “Leading Your Family in the Great Commission”

DAY #3 – FamilyLifeToday BROADCAST – “Preparing for Missions”

More about Ann’s Mission-Minded books featured on the broadcast:
The Mission-Minded Family – Releasing Your Family to God’s Destiny
The Mission-Minded Child – Raising a New Generation to Fulfill God’s Purpose

Ann traveled to Little Rock, Arkansas to record six radio programs at the ministry studios of Family Life (three programs for Family Life Today with Bob Lepine and Dennis Rainey and three programs for the women’s ministry of Revive Our Hearts with Nancy Leigh DeMoss, which will broadcast at a later date). The shows focused on the importance of God’s Great Commission and being a “Mission-Minded Family.” It was an amazing experience! Thank you for your prayers (and thank you, Jesus!!!).

Combating today’s “Me-First” Culture


Interview on “He’s Alive” Radio

Our kids need to know that there’s a world beyond ourselves; there’s a world beyond our house; there’s even a world beyond our local city. The whole world desperately needs to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ, and our children need to hear about this need and God’s bigger perspective.

In this audio file, you can listen to Ann as she talks about having a  The Mission Minded Family, and some practical ideas to combat today’s “Me-First” culture. As Christian parents, we need to focus our families on God’s Great Commission . . . and live for eternity.

Daring Daughters media: radio & video

Listen to a broadcast:

To also learn more about Daring Daughters — including our new facebook page, twitter page, blog, and upcoming events, see our VISION page . . .

Introducing Daring Daughters

On BlogTalk Radio — with co-hosts Ann and Christi Dunagan

Listen to DaringDaughters: show #1
on BlogTalkRadio

30 minutes — During their very first “TESTER” blogtalk radio broadcast, Ann and Christi learn “on-their-feet” about how to utilize this online media tool as they present an introduction to their new vision for Daring Daughters. They chat about true beauty, what it means to “cry” for the needs of this world, the importance of being to content during a season of waiting (when “hope deferred makes the heart sick”), and the powerful potential of teen-girl influence to make a difference in the world. Key verses include: Jeremiah 9:17,18,20, Romans 10:15, and Proverbs 13:12.

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when desire comes, it is a tree of life.” (Proverbs 13:12)

Daring Daughters Chat about Romance

On BlogTalk Radio — with co-hosts Ann and Christi Dunagan

Listen to DaringDaughters: show #2
on BlogTalkRadio

30 minutes — During this second broadcast, Ann & Christi continue to learn the logistics of blogtalk radio (with a few kinks!!!) as they share from their hearts to inspire girls to purity and godly romance. As Daring Daughters, we’re called to be bright lights in a dark world. They chat about trusting God in the area of romance and love, and Christi shares a bit about her recent engagement to Trae Childs. A godly relationship and future marriage should “multiply” the call of God and His purpose on your life, not divide it. Key verses include: Jeremiah 9:17,18,20 and Proverbs 31:12

Referring to the Virtuous Woman: “She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.” (Proverbs 31:12)

Daring Daughters Chat about Darkness

On BlogTalk Radio — with co-hosts Ann and Christi Dunagan

Listen to Daring Daughters show #3
–on Blog Talk Radio

30 minutes — On this third broadcast, Ann & Christi chat about how to be a pure girl with a heart to shine God’s light to unsaved girls caught in a lifestyle (or slavery) of impurity and darkness? When we’ve been blessed with purity and parental protection, how can we have a heart for girls who are impure and immodest, and lost? Ann shares about discussions with several international missionaries she recently met at a Global Missions Conference in Alaska, including a homeschool missionary mom (with three daring daughters) who ministers in Costa Rica to expose the evils of human trafficking and shares the love of Jesus (on a regular basis) to prostitutes on the streets. Christi also talks about several books she recently reviewed, contrasting Rob Bell’s message in Love Wins (which we don’t recommend) to awesome books like Radical by David Platt, Erasing Hell by Francis Chan, and Jesus Freaks by dc Talk and The Voice of the Martyrs. A Key Quote from the broadcast: “Never pity missionaries; envy them. They are where the real action is, where life and death, sin and grace, Heaven and Hell converge.” –Robert C. Shannon

Daring Daughters Chat about Sin

On BlogTalk Radio — with co-hosts Ann and Christi Dunagan

Listen to Daring Daughters #4
— on Blog Talk Radio

30 minutes — On this fourth broadcast, Ann & Christi discuss the issue of “sin” from a biblical and practical perspective, and chat about living for God in righteousness, by his grace. What is sin, and are some sins worse than others? As Daring Daughters, how can we keep a heart fervent toward God, with compassion for the lost and those trapped in sin without religious pride? How can we stay sensitive to quickly repent and turn from our own sins as God convicts our hearts? Bible verses discussed include: I Peter 2:24, Isiah 59:2, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, and I Corinthians 10:13.

Key Verse: Isaiah 59: 2 “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.”

A Daring Daughter: Amy Carmichael

On blogtalk radio — with co-hosts, Ann & Christi Dunagan

Listen to DaringDaughters show #5
— on Blog Talk Radio

On this broadcast, you’ll learn about an exciting Daring Daughter from history, Amy Carmichael. Christi opens the program by sharing how this courageous missionary to India has been a role model in her life, and then reads a compelling vision Amy Carmichael wrote, called “Thy Brother’s Blood” — about hearing the cry of the lost.

Ann shares from her heart about how to have a missions-heart while maintaining a heart for being a mom, and how to balance multiple callings to follow the Lord, have a happy marriage, raise God-loving children, and to still keep world missions and reaching the lost as a priority in life. As Ann quotes from author, Gregg Harris, “God does not give conflicting obligations. Every calling from God is mutually compatible with every other calling that is from God.” Having a family does not need to detract from a call to ministry; a family can multiply God’s calling, not only now, but in future generations.

Key Quote: (from Thy Brother’s Blood, by Amy Carmichael) ” . . . and over and over they fell, like a waterfall of souls.”

More about Amy Carmichael, including the full text of Thy Brother’s Blood

Watch a Daring Daughters YouTube interview

PRAY for people trapped in prostitution and human trafficking in Costa Rica

— Daring Daughters, let’s stir our hearts to PRAY for a huge dark need. At the Global Missions Conference in Alaska, Ann interviewed Costa Rica missionary Elizabeth Gilroy (also a mom with three daring daughters) who has a deep heart for people (including young girls) who are literally enslaved through human trafficking. Elizabeth regularly shares Jesus, face-to-face, with prostitutes on the streets. Her perspective is challenging.

PRAY for believers facing flooding in Cambodia

— Daughters, this precious lady, Joyce Morris is a YWAM (Youth With A Mission) missionary to Cambodia, working with her husband to lead churches. As we were enjoying the conference, Joyce and her husband were receiving urgent texts from pastors & close friends in Cambodia, needing help for people dying in the flooding. During a small group prayer time with just the missionaries, Joyce broke down and began weeping for the needs in Cambodia. I asked her to share the needs with you. These people need PRAYER!!!


Jon Dunagan shares an AFRICA MISSIONS update from Harvest Ministry’s recent evangelistic outreach to Bukwo, Uganda – April, 2010.

Hear the details about an exciting dream, God’s timely provision, dangerous mountain-cliffs, an unexpected delay, and many front-line praise reports about MINISTRY, LOVING ORPHANS, and REAPING SOULS . . . fresh from the HARVEST FIELDS!!!


  • Audio only
  • Time Length: 20 minutes.
  • Recorded at the Dunagan’s home church in Hood River, Oregon.

Audio #1 – VISION



To fulfill God’s purpose for our family, we need God’s perspective and His vision. God’s heavenly perspective is so much bigger than ours. God sees from the vantage point of the entire universe and all of eternity!

Audio #1 – VISION

Listen to the first audio in Ann’s 3-part-series, “Living Joyfully as a Mission-Minded Family.”


Complete 3-part series . . . (or click here)




God’s compassion is nothing to fear; it’s compelling and exciting. If God “moves” your heart with compassion in regards to a specific need, rest assured that He will provide all that is needed (in finances, wisdom, and connections) to do all that He’s called you to do!


The second audio in Ann’s 3-part-series, “Living Joyfully as a Mission-Minded Family.”


Complete 3-part series . . . (or click here)

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