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Great Short-Term Mission Team from Canada

Article submitted by Jim & Sue Brannan, Field Coordinators in Peru The last team that came had eight team members from Lakeside Church in Canada. They were a real blessing to us and our community. We were thinking it was going to be easy as this team is always very well prepared, but it turned […]

 

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English Classes in the Dominican Republic

English Classes in the Dominican Republic

Article submitted by Rick & Barb Sucher, Field Coordinators in the Dominican Republic Thanks to the help of Grace Family and Cornerstone churches we were able to kick off our English classes again! We have close to 50 students learning about Jesus through learning English as their second language. About three weeks ago after going […]

 

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The Deaf Community in Nicaragua

The Deaf Community in Nicaragua

Article submitted by Brenda Rose, Field Coordinator in Nicaragua And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him John 9:2.  Several months ago […]

 

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We Buried a Friend This Morning

We Buried a Friend This Morning

Article submitted by Mike & Lauren Deibert, Field Coordinators in Nicaragua I don’t know that we North Americans do death very well; I suppose that we think we do life well. Nicaraguans seem to do both well, and what’s more extraordinary, they don’t even know it. We buried a friend this morning. His name was […]

 

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Sewing into Lives: Rug Production Project

Article submitted by John Williams, MVAustralia Director Pastor Rolly, our field worker in Cebu/Bohol, Philippines, working in the Vista Bella community of squatters on Mactan Island Cebu, is asking for funds to buy 6 sewing machines, and the initial remnant fabric (from garment factories) to help in establishing their project, Rug Production. The workers in […]

 

Out of Our Comfort Zone

Article submitted by Brad & Cami Matlack, Field Coordinators in Kenya

This morning, I am longing…

…for one day back at our beautiful, familiar church …for one trip to the beach with all of our long-time, comfortable friends …for one relaxing afternoon at the park with our family (without looking around for potential dangers) …one simple laundry day …a long fellowship and prayer time with a close friend…

…for a moment back in my comfort zone…

The tears feel close to the surface – normal just isn’t “normal”!

I’m encouraged this morning by these words from Ann Voskamp. “When God moves us out of our comfort zone —- into places that are way bigger than us, places that are difficult, hard, painful —- that even hurt — this is a gift. We are being given a gift. These hard places give us the gift of intimately knowing God — in ways that would never be possible in our comfort zones.”

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