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We’re Gonna Make it, Babe!

Have you ever experienced loss so heart-rending it threw you into great darkness, making you question if you’d ever see light again? Did you wonder if you could connect with anyone who might remotely understand your pain? Fran Geiger Joslin walked this path and the very...

The God of Tanzania, Texas, the World!

A typical day in the Tanzanian sun finds me with a headband in my hair, a camera bag on my arm, and a smile on my face. After the initial shock of arriving in a brand-new country, surrounded by the sounds of a language I...

The Ache of a Lie and the Joy of Truth

I received a joy-packed email today, flooding me with sadness while stirring up dejection. A contradiction? For sure! The email contained the very work of God on Kome Island: 1,134 Tanzanians heard the gospel, 524 entered into God’s kingdom, 196 new believers trained to share,...

Lessons from a Bake Sale

Recently, my wife, daughter, and I attended an informational meeting at our church regarding middle school missions trips. Linnea, my daughter, found excitement building inside, as she learned about the possibility of a first missions trip. On the way home I asked Linnea how she...

Where to Next?

The following night the Lord stood by him and said, “Take courage, for as you have testified to the facts about me in Jerusalem, so you must testify also in Rome.” Acts 23:11 The verse above stands in the middle of multiple judiciary trials for the apostle...

Embracing All Things New!

When growing up, my family observed about every known Easter tradition. Safe to say, we had Easter well covered. For me new clothes held a close second only to finding a hidden basket filled with chocolate and jellybeans. My parents never attempted to make a spiritual...

A Great Commission, A Great Companion

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching...

A Call to Obedience Part II: Who called you?

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off. The two of them,...

Missions: A Call to Obedience

The Lord said to Abram: “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation,     and I will bless you; I will make your name great,     and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you,     and whoever...

Different Culture, Same God

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through...