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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...
When Easter is not in Retrospect

When Easter is not in Retrospect

With Easter behind us on the calendar, it’s easy to move on to other events and projects. The sacrifices of Lent are completed (whether or not successfully), the ham has been eaten, and the celebration has concluded. We’ve returned from family gatherings and our pants...
When God Seems Distant

When God Seems Distant

 Have you ever secretly wondered if God had gone on vacation? You keep sending up prayers, but heaven’s hollow silence refuses to reply. Maybe you picture Him somewhere off-duty, a lei around His neck, while you wrestle to face hardship alone.Or maybe you see the...
Who Needs to See the One, True God?

Who Needs to See the One, True God?

 It’s been nearly two months now since one of our Indian house parents was headed to the Department of Children’s Welfare, preparing to make a case to keep the boys in his care. As we prayed for him, I kept asking the Lord to help the official see that this man served...
Not Why, But What

Not Why, But What

One thing people quickly notice when getting to know me is that I am a question asker by nature. I ask questions because I believe that questions will lead to gaining more knowledge and/or a better understanding. But lately, I have found that there is one question...