I gave a student a ride home from class last week. We started talking about God and he reminded me that Jesus cannot be God. This opened the door to discussing the capabilities of God. “Can God do anything?” “Yes, He can.” “Is there anything God cannot do?” “No. If He wants He can.” “Is…

Swahili Coast: We have been meeting weekly with a group of local women to study the Word and encourage each other in the Way. “Stephanie” and another MBB (for those of you familiar with this term) are a part of this group. Recently, Stephanie realized she needs to tell her family about her choice to…

“Sidi” is from Sahara’s Gate where we serve. He was in the States as a student but our mutual friend was unable to introduce us. So, I emailed Sidi when we were in his country. No response. I tried again a month later. He responded immediately! He had just hooked up internet service that day….

Merry Christmas from Africa!  As we celebrate the birth of our Savior here (while sweating!), I am especially thankful to consider how God came to make a way for us and now—as if that wasn’t marvelous enough—He includes us in the process of Kingdom expansion! Many of you have been praying for “Stephanie.” A few…

Our Christmas Party on Friday was a great celebration. The English center was packed with students and friends who enjoyed the taste of Christmas cookies while drinking the bissap wassail tea and hot chocolate. Then we read the full Christmas story from the Injil (the Gospels), sang Christmas carols in their heart language and watched…

In the little shop where I spend time daily, I proclaim Jesus. I proclaim that Jesus is good, that Jesus is the Father’s one, only, and best plan for us. I treasure Jesus before my friend who runs the shop and before the whole community. In words I lift Jesus up. I share his daily…

We went to breakfast at a local restaurant. After we ate, Nina worked up the courage to tell Alan that she is a follower of Jesus. It took her a good five minutes of telling him that she had a secret and making him promise to not tell anyone before the words escaped her mouth….

“Precious” fled when her village was savagely destroyed. She has no idea where her parents or sister are, or if they are still alive. She made her way across lawless countryside to a city she randomly selected on a map. Miraculously, she was spared when other girls were abused by vicious soldiers. Somehow the Father…

I’m going to the wedding of the sister of “Xavier,” a close friend and student. He invited me months ago, urged me to write down the date and begged me to not forget. It will mean a lot to him and his family that I go. Weddings are always exciting. Lots of people will attend….

Unforgettable moments can come unexpectedly any day. Today was one of those days. We stopped by “Stephanie’s” house to bring food and greet her family. Her family wasn’t there but we visited with Stephanie. We chatted about everything from school to cooking and to how much we love Jesus. Then it happened–one of those moments…

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