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An Insufficient Sacrifice

An Insufficient Sacrifice

As Mammadou listened to God’s Word and contemplated “God’s great secret” of how He would reconcile man to Himself, he couldn’t sleep. So, he would often get up at night and walk around. But if he walked around the village, people would think he was doing sorcery. So, he would go out into the bush….

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#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday

What a year 2020 has been! With all of the challenges that have been brought our way, we can be thankful for the blessings that have been given to us by God.   #GivingTuesday is an excellent opportunity to express thankfulness for the abundance that we have been given by God!   For more than…

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A Coconut Thanksgiving

A Coconut Thanksgiving

Americans aren’t the only ones hitting walls with their Thanksgiving plans this year. Families from one small church in southern China took a drive through surrounding villages this week in search of a place to celebrate their own Thanksgiving together but faced some major opposition. Our friend Rhonda shares the details. The kids were getting…

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Thankful to Live Among the Lost

Thankful to Live Among the Lost

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a missionary wife might look like? If so, keep reading… “Have you seen my lost puppies?” This was the way the phone call from my neighbor started off. Half an hour later she was recounting to me how she had recently attempted suicide, but…

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Planning to Go, Willing to Stay

Planning to Go, Willing to Stay

On September 3rd, 1990, Wendy, and I left International Falls, Minnesota, to begin our trek to Uruguay, South America. That was 30 years ago. We wouldn’t be honest if we said the good-byes weren’t dreadful. Some of those moments will never be forgotten, such as, Wendy’s folks waving good-bye from the small airport terminal. The…

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Are Cobwebs Part of Our Calling?

Are Cobwebs Part of Our Calling?

We returned from one year of home assignment eager to throw ourselves into ministry. Being away for so long was not in our original plan, yet God confirmed again and again during those months in our home country that He was in control. He had us right where He wanted us. Now that we were…

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The Wampi Harvest

The Wampi Harvest

The wampi harvest is plenteous, but the laborers are few. Our phone rang, and we answered the call. Soon our family joined our neighbors in the long-abandoned orchard behind our village. Wampi is a Southeast Asian fruit, especially abundant in the summer. The fruit hangs off the ends of the topmost branches of the trees….

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Now I Believe

Now I Believe

The testimony of Angani: My husband began reading the Bible, something that was forbidden in our family. I told him over and over to stop, but he would not. He said that all our lives, all we had ever done was follow these other gods and it had gotten us nowhere. I told him that…

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When a Problem is a Good Thing to Have

When a Problem is a Good Thing to Have

We learned long ago in Catholic Europe that people on our street are hesitant to accept help, but usually happy to extend it. The Lord used this dynamic in the past month to arrange closer contact with our new neighbors. A young family from southern Europe–dad, mom and two little girls–had moved into the row…

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God is Speaking

God is Speaking

David Brown, JD, PhD, a church-planter with BMW near Durban, South Africa gave this devotional to Grace Baptist Church of Amanzimtoti (Grace-Toti) south of Durban, South Africa during the coronavirus lockdown.

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