Swahili Coast: “Destiny,” my closest local friend, and her husband “Harry” are devout Muslims who seek to please Allah and follow all the laws of their faith. They are in their mid/late 30’s and have no children. Harry has a mental illness that keeps Destiny busy taking care of him and running their business. I…

Swahili Coast: “Stephanie” and I read the Easter story then watched the Passion of the Christ. She had tears in her eyes as she watched what He went through for us. When it only briefly showed His resurrection, she said, “That’s it? What about when He appeared to His followers?” She is hungry for more!…

An elderly neighbor came to me wanting to know the meaning of her frightening dream. In her dream the earth filled with water, then the stars fell from heaven down to earth. I had recently learned the story of Noah in the local language. I felt prompted to share about God’s judgment on the earth in the days of…

I asked “Marcos” (a Muslim), “So what do your brothers think about you studying the Bible? Have you told them?” He told me he has talked with them about Jesus. I encouraged him to retell the stories we discuss together. He agreed and offered to even bring one or more of his brothers in the…

Swahili Coast : As Stephanie continues to study the Good News with us, one of the obstacles is her friends turning on her, leaving her feeling lonely. She identifies with the parable of the narrow road. She prayed during an exam and received ideas that she attributes to coming from God. That day, walking home…

Swahili Coast: Our mutual friend, “Tony” doesn’t know Christ yet. We’ve built a relationship with him and Tony shows interest when we discuss Jesus. Whenever we eat, we include Tony when we pray for the food. Recently we invited Tony to pray. It struck deep in my heart to hear him say he had never…

Last week a very old little grandma in our village went into eternity. I had walked past her many times as she sat in the dust tending her goats on the side of the street. I always made it a point to greet her and ask about her family and how she was feeling. I…

As we live, work, share and love in the Swahili Coast, we are blessed to form friendships which are two-way streets. We proclaim the truth of Jesus as Lord and our friends present us with the message of Islam.  One friend, “Ali,” continually expresses his desire that I become Muslim. This is not done out…

A whole new level of trust is essential here. My flesh would panic every time the power went out and the water stopped flowing. We were throwing away spoiled food, specifically our beloved and expensive chicken. I remember making it through the week exhausted yet also at peace for His provision. After lunch recently, I…

In this new year, Jesus is looking for those who are willing to go to the hard places, live among resistant people and proclaim the those who have little or no access to the Good News. Acts 26 says, “I’m sending you off to present my offer of sins forgiven, and a place in the…

Copyright 2020 Live Dead | All Rights Reserved
Follow us:
Translate »