Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Intersection of Faith and Science

Tenwek Hospital in Kenya

We had just finished our outpatient clinic, and I was getting ready to go home. Our medical superintendent found me as I was headed down the hill. He had received word from a small hospital about an hour away that one of our staff members had been … [Read more...]

A Life of Hardship Points to God

Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zande area

Since my birth, I have experienced tremendous difficulties. I never met my mother; she died when I was a baby. My stepmother was left to care for me, but she found it difficult to provide basic care. My father didn’t care about me because I was a … [Read more...]

Known but to God

Operation Christmas Child's The Greatest Journey Ecuador

A brother carefully held his sister as they watched The Greatest Journey graduation ceremony begin. The siblings weren’t graduates; they were merely curious observers who had wandered in off the street. They were small and their clothes were dirty, … [Read more...]

Three Weeks in Langtang

Langtang, Nepal

As the helicopter followed the river up Langtang valley in the Himalayas, I glimpsed the massive swath of broken stone running down off the cliff to the left and cutting horizontally across the valley. I’d looked at many pictures of Langtang, but … [Read more...]

Experiencing God’s Love Through Children at The Greta Home and Academy

Greta Home and Academy

A child’s naivete is beautiful. Children speak from the heart and say the obvious. They’re good at being who God intended them to be: innocent, kind, brave, silly, and so many other raw characteristics. They love without fear. These attributes enable … [Read more...]

You Can Run, but You Can’t Hide

Baptism in Haiti

"A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps” (Proverbs 16:9, NKJV). There is an old saying that goes, “You can run, but you can’t hide.” That was my impression of Dorlouis Maneck, known as “Kato” among the Samaritan’s Purse … [Read more...]

Chickens and Guinea Pigs Provide a Miracle

Chickens and guinea pigs in Bolivia

I found Carla, a 24-year-old mother of two, in the courtyard of her house. With a smile on her face, she told me that she’s expecting her third child. I was glad to see her happy. Until recently, her smile was hidden. Carla had a rough childhood. … [Read more...]