Friday, June 23, 2017

Operation Christmas Child Grows Albanian Church

“… in mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum [in present-day Albania] I have fully preached the gospel of Christ” (Romans 15:19, NKJV). Today, Operation Christmas Child is he ... [Read More]


Operation Christmas Child Gifts for Refugee Children in Poland

I am from eastern Ukraine, where I pastored a church. I left our hometown when I realized that military conflict, which started in our area in the spring of 2014, was becoming more intense. On June 2, my wife, Elena; our daughter, Aliona; and our ... [Read More]


Orphans and Children in Poverty Hear the Gospel

At age 9, Mya* was diagnosed with HIV. In her rural village in Myanmar, there is little access to medicine and medical care. HIV also brought fear of the unknown to Mya’s family, and they worried the village would shun her. So, Mya went to live at an ... [Read More]


Taking the Gospel Into the Mountains of the Philippines

The Butbuts are one of the indigenous mountain tribes in the Philippines. They live mainly in Kalinga province and are known to be one of the fiercest tribes in the mountains. Until some years ago, they were still engaged in wars with the other ... [Read More]


Giving Like God

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]


Every Shoebox Plants a Seed

As we walked onto the preschool playground in Asuncion, Paraguay, the children were anxious to see who these strangers were that had come to visit them. Among the 2 to 4 year olds, there were typical little ones who wanted to be the clowns of the ... [Read More]


It Began with a Walk

Have you ever looked back at a series of events in your life and said, “Wow, God, you are amazing!”? That’s how Nina and I feel as we look back and see how God used our afternoon walks on the beach to impact the lives of some of the children in our co ... [Read More]