Combatting Malnutrition in Venezuela

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Many people in Venezuela are battling malnutrition and health problems due to increased unemployment rates, as well as the increasing inflation affecting everyone. COVID-19 has multiplied the need, and we are thankful to be involved in a project that is helping with the nutritional needs of families of twelve of … Read More

The God of Mercy

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…his compassions never fail. (Lam 3:22) In the last few weeks, I have been extremely busy with the Speech Therapy Clinic. My first patients came with issues that were new-to-me which left me researching, reading, and learning late into the nights (and on weekends), while continuing to wake up early … Read More

Entrusting in Faith

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An elevator button with the fourth floor.

“How are you doing?” I asked, feeling a bit guilty because I didn’t know the answer. It had been too long since we were together, and I had been absorbed with other things. The reply came: “I’m like a bomb!” (this is an expression which is kind of like saying, … Read More

Remembering Ravi Zacharias

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Ravi Zacharias is standing with his hands open

Ravi Zacharias, who passed into the presence of Jesus on May 19, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer, will be remembered with gratitude, especially for his contributions to apologetics. To learn more about Ravi’s life and ministry, read the thoughtful memoir written by the Alliance US located here. Kristen … Read More

Psalm of Spice

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I love the Psalms. They are real, personal, heartfelt, and include so many emotions. COVID-19 has been a bit of a roller coaster ride. I have mixed feelings about roller coasters, and I have mixed emotions about the situation we are in.  The ‘we’ is important because all of us … Read More

In Good Times and in Times of Adversity

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Please note: This story relates to COVID-19 and death. It was 2014 in Spain when we met a dear family, Allan and Maria and kids. Allan is a Spanish History teacher and his wife, a nurse, serving in a hospital. We enjoyed our friendship for several years. Every New Year’s … Read More

Experiencing Peace

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A headset and a laptop

On a typical Monday evening we would be headed to our language exchange group. This is where we can practice our Spanish, and Spanish speakers can practice their English. We often play word games, or the leader of the evening will ask a specific question that everyone takes a turn … Read More

It was Totally Worth It!

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Through our church planting project in Bergen, we got to know Tony, an exchange student from Hong Kong. Being a natural leader, he brought a group of friends to our home for hearty meals and Bible studies. It was then we realized that all these young people grew up in … Read More

A Different Kind of Frontline Work

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They come early, eager to see if their names are on the list, eager to see that the food has arrived. They line up and take a handful of hand sanitizer, pass their UNHCR refugee cards over the desk for us to verify, and receive a small cash allowance for … Read More

Chinese Buns

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Steamed Buns

I live in the same condominium as Happy*, a Buddhist grandmother who is living with her daughter’s family (son-in-law and a 12-month granddaughter). Happy knows that I’m a Christian, and even though we have different beliefs we get along well. Every Saturday, we go to the open market to do … Read More