Using Modern-Day Parables

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Rolling hills with a slight mist over them.

She is an immigrant from North Africa, estranged from her husband and children, as well as her family. We spent months in language exchange, using modern-day parables and stories. One morning we were reading the Sermon on the Mount together, and she repeatedly exclaimed, “This is so beautiful!” In her … Read More

Season of Waiting

Albert and Elaine LuOn Mission Together (OMT)Leave a Comment

Sand falls through an hour glass.

We were in a season of waiting. I don’t know about you, but I really do not like waiting. God often calls us to wait upon Him, and there are characteristics in us that can be formed in no other way—patience, perseverance, trust, hope, and dependence on God. We waited, … Read More

Called to Proclaim the Gospel

Doug and Denise Cameron, and Lisa RohrickOn Mission Together (OMT)Leave a Comment

Fog lingers over mountains.

We don’t often see much around us that gives us hope. From various news reports flying across our computer screens, to the resistance of our Nigerien friends when they hear the Gospel, we are faced with despair. We mourn the recent death of a Fulani friend who heard the Gospel … Read More

Overwhelmed by Brokenness

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Pink flowers decorate the outer wall of a beige building.

San Pablito, Mexico is a beautiful community built on the side of a mountain with radiant flowers, trees, and fruit. The people are welcoming, and hospitality is their natural gift. However, there is also much brokenness. During one of our weekly meetings I was overwhelmed by the weight of this … Read More

Masterful Mosaic

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A picture of a colourful mosaic.

Our lives are like a mosaic with broken, black, and disfigured pieces, with God as the artist who masterfully puts those pieces together to create a bigger and more beautiful picture. When we have plans and dreams that get broken or blackened, we often turn to God and say, “This … Read More

God is Already There

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Table top view of four people sitting down to eat together.

Transitioning off the mission field to accepting the role as District Superintendent for the Eastern Canadian District has led to eye-opening conversations with our children. When faced with the nomination, we went for dinner as a family to discuss what our steps would be. The conversations ranged from tears to … Read More

His Faithfulness and Provision

Keith and Melanie HaenselOn Mission Together (OMT)Leave a Comment

June was a month of incredible transition for our family, but God provided in amazing ways and continually reminded us of His faithfulness. We put our house on the market on the Thursday before Easter weekend, and the following Tuesday we had an offer. Through the midst of moving and … Read More

Embracing the Unknown

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The preparation to move overseas has been a grieving process for the loss of many people and things I know and love. In this season of life, I have found great comfort in Jeremiah 29:11, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper … Read More

Familiar Yet Foreign

Wendy and HenryOn Mission Together (OMT)Leave a Comment

As teenagers, Wendy and I moved with our families from Asia to North America. In 2016 we moved with our two preteen boys to Japan as international workers. Despite our own life experiences as third culture kids, adapting to a different culture while learning a new language was tough. We … Read More

Renewed by the Spirit

Steve VaughanOn Mission Together (OMT)Leave a Comment

Something only the Holy Spirit could orchestrate is happening in our church. One weekend, 47 people experienced freedom in their lives as they dealt with sin and invited inner healing. Before implementing anything new, my heart needed to be renewed. A Church Renewal Weekend I attended emphasized that the lead … Read More