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First Impressions

February 26, 2014

Maxwell is a bit of a ways away from Nairobi. It used to be a game park. Some time ago, it was possible to feed giraffes at maybe the same place that my room is located now.

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Serving God on Satan's Ground

February 22, 2014

Pastor Frank carefully descended the steep mountainside toward the raging river in the gorge below. He was on his way to hold meetings in a mountain village in the heart of Papua New Guinea. Because there are no roads in the area, the only way to reach the village was to follow the narrow path.

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Mother's Scars

February 22, 2014

Ignoring the flames and thick smoke that billowed out of the doorway, Ado's mother ran into the house to rescue her baby.

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Life is a Ministry

February 18, 2014

Have you ever felt like you are exactly where God wants you to be? That is how I feel right now. I wake up each day with that blessed assurance. It is amazing how everything in life is a ministry.

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The Man Who Wore No Shoes

February 15, 2014

Zounchémé never wore shoes. Not in the fields, not at home, not when he walked to the nearby village. It was not poverty that made him go barefoot. He had make a deal with the devil and the evil spirits that if they made him powerful, he would not wear shoes, for he received his power from the devil through his feet.

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Gideon's Calling


February 15, 2014

Gideon is 9 years old. He lives in Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria. Gideon wants to be a pastor when he grows up, but he already shares his faith with others.

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Defining Moments

February 12, 2014

As I stared out at the ocean, looking but not really seeing, I felt the rest of the world slipping away, and my past, the ghosts of time, invaded my mind and clouded my vision. “God where are you? You’re supposed to be protecting me!”

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How the Pastors Prayed

February 11, 2014

As I listed to the anecdotes I was recounting to my mom, I recognized that on a spiritual level, what had intrigued me the most were the pastors, and how they prayed.

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Discovering the Beauty of South Korea

February 10, 2014

Cultures and customs are forgotten, or they melt into one, when people from different worlds meet on the common ground of love and mutual respect.

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A Light in the Village

February 8, 2014

Jibade was sharpening a farm tool when he heard the wail of an ambulance pass by. “Dear God,” he prayed, “please let my children be OK."

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