Friday, September 30, 2016

Food, Faith, and God’s Perfect Plan

Greece food distribution

I believe that the refugee crisis is part of a big plan from God. Many Greek citizens say, “What are we going to do with all these refugees?” But God has crazy love for both the people of Greece and the people fleeing conflict in the Middle East. My o … [Read more...]

A Family Changed Through Godly Values

Cambodia domestic violence protection program

My husband used to drink often, and he would beat me. My son and I lived in fear. Although my husband had been caught many times by the police, he continued beating me when he was drunk. I didn’t talk to anyone in my village or my neighbors about w … [Read more...]

Standing by Liberia

Liberia

Two years ago, Ebola crippled the country of Liberia. I followed the stories closely on the news— but I watched from the comfort of my living room. I listened to the staggering statistics as hundreds of people died each day—but I knew no one … [Read more...]

Rural Haitians Receive Clean Water

clean water haiti

Trouin is a mountainous region in the commune of Léogâne, approximately 23 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince. There is one main road—unpaved and over rough terrain—that serves the entire population of roughly 10,000 people. There are a number of sprin … [Read more...]

“Wherever You Go”

Langtang Valley, Nepal

As I was waiting at London Heathrow for my flight to Kathmandu, a friend sent me Joshua 1:9: "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go" (NKJV). I tho … [Read more...]

Fighting for One

South Sudan Churches

Dusk was beginning to dawn, that evening some weeks into my time living in South Sudan. The backs of our plastic chairs faced a hazy setting sun as I sipped at my coffee, spiced with cardamom and cayenne. In the local market surrounding us, women … [Read more...]

Giving Like God

Operation Christmas Child

I admit it. As a mom, I lose it sometimes. It’s not just laundry, overdue checkups for the kids, paint I need to buy to create the solar system out of Styrofoam balls and poster board, a stack of bills on the kitchen counter that I walk past and p … [Read more...]