Life in Guatemala
“Tiwaj.” It’s not every day that a Pokomchi* person tells me that. That one little word (pronounced tee-WAH) means “I love you.” I smile big and say “Thank you!” And it means a lot to me. I’ve known Amanda, the 18-year-old girl who said it, since she was a small child. When she was a toddler, […]
Hope for Orphans in India
Missionary Ventures Great Britain shares news about an ongoing project in Isnapur, India that will make a big impact in this community and change lives for a group of orphans. Read the full story here.
Life After Retirement
FOX 13 News Dale and Kaye Brooks share about their life after retirement.
Supercyclone Pam Devastates Vanuatu
According to one UN agency, Supercyclone Pam looks to be one of the worst disasters to have ever hit the Pacific. Category Five Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu with devastating force with sustained wind speeds over 260 kilometers per hour that has devastated villages and communities. Food crops have been destroyed, drinking water has been contaminated, […]
Gift for a Fellow Classmate in Nicaragua
The middle school students learning at ESVO a vocational school in Managua, Nicaragua have turned their training into a practical and helpful gift. The students in the 8th grade welding class made a walker for their classmate, David. He has Cerebral Palsy and just had an operation that would allow him to use a walker. […]
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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