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Depth Podcast Episode 77: Open Hands Willing Heart — Vivian Mabuni

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If God asked you to take a leap of faith, would you say yes? Would you open your hands and have a willing heart to whatever He is asking you to do?

I am so excited to have Vivian Mabuni on the podcast and we are discussing her book, *Open Hands Willing Heart. I love that Vivian paired open hands with a willing heart. Both are needed to fully surrender and say yes to God. This week, we dive deeper into what it looks like to have a willing heart and I cannot wait for you to hear what Vivian shares about deep roots!  Also, we talk about have a willing heart to move towards others with different backgrounds and experiences. As an Asian American, Vivian will share with us about building bridges instead of putting up walls. Honestly, I love the wisdom and light she sheds on this important subject.

On a fun note: I love sharing how Vivian and I met. Even though she just lives miles away from me in Orange County, CA, we actually met in Rwanda in 2019. Vivian was on a missions trip for If Gathering and I was on a missions trip with my son for Saddleback Church. I love God’s providence.

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Vivian’s book: *Open Hands Willing Heart All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at or you can click this direct link:

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Vivian Mabuni is a national speaker and author, bible teacher and podcast host. Her writing has appeared in Christianity Today, SheReadsTruth, Our Daily Bread, and Propel Sophia. She has been a keynote speaker at conferences, universities and churches across the country including IF:Gathering, QCommons, and Biola University. With 32 years serving on staff with Cru, Viv loves teaching about the Bible and practical application to ministry and life and serves on the Board of Trustees at Denver Seminary. Author of Warrior in Pink and Open Hands Willing Heart and host of the podcast for AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islanders) leaders Someday is Here, Viv loves drinking coffee with her husband of 29 years, Darrin, and marveling at their three young adult kids.

*Note: If you are interested in purchasing this book or the books recommended, I would love for you to use the Amazon Affiliate link above to help support the podcast. Thank you!

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I love to get the right book into a reader’s hands! After each podcast, I will be giving away a copy of the book that I am recommending!