Friday, August 18, 2017

Sharing God’s Love with Families Displaced by ISIS

Seven-month-old Norjena took a fingerful of moist ground rice from her mother. On this day, Norjena was running a fever. Just looking at her small frame it was easy to tell that Norjena is underweight and malnourished. The mother and daughter sat ... [Read More]

Memories from South Sudan

Numerous conversations and events have left lasting impressions on my heart over the last four years in South Sudan. The memories pierce my soul, bring tears to my eyes, and leave a smile on my face as I’m reminded of the incredible opportunity it w ... [Read More]

Walking a Path of Forgiveness

Rosemary’s calm words startled me. We sat outside her dwelling in the northwest Uganda Bidibidi refugee settlement—a peaceful area with thatched roof huts and emergency tarps dotting the bushy green landscape in every direction. As she softly rec ... [Read More]

A Place to Call Home

“Everything is now ok,” Ahmad* tells everyone who asks. “We are very happy.” Ahmad and his wife Miriam,* and their daughter and newborn son, just moved into a new apartment that Mylotopos Evangelical Church provided for them. The church in Mylotop ... [Read More]

Rejoicing During Suffering

Living with joy can seem impossible in the face of trouble. But Bettie Lindsay seems to understand the truth of Nehemiah 8:10: “Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Bettie wrapped each of us in big hug when our team arrived on ... [Read More]

Lessons Learned From an Internship in Nepal

One of the first questions people back home will ask after an experience abroad is, “What were the people like?” It is a natural question to ask, and there are many cultural differences between Nepalis and Americans. Those differences can cha ... [Read More]

Cash Grant Program Helps Refugees in Greece

Arman, his wife, and four children live in an abandoned Greek naval academy that has been transformed into a government-run refugee site. They are waiting on legal papers and asylum decisions, unable to do much more than sit and wait. Arman and ... [Read More]