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What to Pray Right Now

What to Pray Right Now

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I’ve felt at a loss for what to say in prayer during this Covid-19 pandemic. Oh, I have plenty of requests: keep my family healthy, provide a cure, halt the job losses, provide for our children’s homes, bless our supporters…I...
Be Still and Know

Be Still and Know

Be Still and Know… Psalm 46:10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Some days, the invitation to be still in God’s presence feels comfortable and refreshing, like an empty chair on a gorgeous...
You Mean Jonah Ate the Fish!

You Mean Jonah Ate the Fish!

Not long ago, Jenna, the daughter of some of our house parents in India, was in Sunday School. The teacher told the children that Jonah was eaten by a fish. “No,” Jenna attempted to correct, “Jonah ate the fish!” The teacher turned to Jenna and patiently explained....
I Have Hidden Your Word in My Heart

I Have Hidden Your Word in My Heart

“I Have Hidden Your Word in my Heart…” For me, short-term mission trips have always included being flooded with newness—new sights, new sounds, new tastes, new knowledge about God, others and myself. This newness can make it all so exciting—or devastating—that...
Won’t You Celebrate?

Won’t You Celebrate?

Happy Epiphany! You’ve seen the Sunday School nativities, where three children wrapped in satin sheets walk down the center aisle of the sanctuary to greet baby doll Jesus. You’ve undoubtedly sung songs about the star appearing over Bethlehem. And you’ve received (if...
Your Christmas Preparations

Your Christmas Preparations

It was perhaps the craziest thing I’d encountered yet. Our life in Russia just after the collapse of the Soviet Union was full of daily confusing experiences. We didn’t understand the fascination with having every document stamped by governing authorities, the system...
Grateful, Even When it Hurts

Grateful, Even When it Hurts

“We just don’t realize how people in other countries live.” “We don’t think to be grateful for all we have.” “We’re so blessed.” I never hear more grateful comments than after I’ve presented the needs of orphans around the world. It seems human nature to compare our...
Come, Living Water

Come, Living Water

We’ve come to expect it every time we travel to India. It’s usually on day three, though we’ve heard it as early as day two or as late as day four. At some point in this window, one of our new short-termers will comment on the disparity, the contrasts that compose the...
We’re in Kenya!

We’re in Kenya!

This week some of our staff members are in Kenya! As you know, we have launched our Homes Campaign and you have played a huge part in funding the foundation of the home. This week, we are in Kenya, working on some parts of this project and we need your prayers! Would...