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Stories from the Field

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The Widow’s Plight

  My heart sank when she walked into the room. Esta, looking all of fifteen-years-old, carried a baby on her back—a nursing mother. Approximately thirty widows and widowers gathered along with Esta that June day, for a conference in Mwanza, Tanzania. Because my husband, Howard, and I...

Sex-Worker Saved by the Gospel of Grace

Asha resides in Mchangani, a section of Kome Island, Tanzania, inhabited by only fishermen and sex workers. This young woman’s home consists of a tiny hut built from wood scraps and various other materials. The roof is nothing more than a piece of cloth. Our team encountered...

What’s Your Story? Part 1

The unknown grew into the familiar by our third day of evangelism on Kome Island. Each day Swahili prayer warriors shouted down Satan as Americans rose to prepare for the day. The cooking team served breakfast—when they served it. Corporate worship and Swahili-spoken prayers prepared...

North Texas Giving Day 2017

What is NTGD? North Texas Giving Day (NTGD) is an annual 18-hour online giving event facilitated by Communities Foundation of Texas. Giving Day 2017 lands on Thursday, September 14, and runs from 6 a.m. to midnight CST. The goal remains to help build awareness and support...

An Answered Prayer

Tears flowed as we prayed over our newest bite-sized books just days before boarding a plane to Tanzania. Four hundred pounds of books (2,000) split into 50-pound portions sat ready to accompany us on the journey. Yusuph, our e3Partners’ trip leader, praised the Father, as...

A New Perspective

The heavens declare the glory of God,     and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. (Psalm 19:1) The more we see of the world the more our understanding of God finds a chance to expand. Although we may see God’s attributes displayed wherever we happen to live, sometimes...

Marriage as God Intended

Imagine Ashanti, a pastor’s wife in Tanzania, walking down a path with a beautiful baby on her back, a few other small ones running around or trailing behind her.  She serves alongside her husband in ministry, helping with worship.  Ashanti endures a swollen eye and...

Seeing God in the Rear-View Mirror

I admit it. Sometimes I allow feelings of failure and discouragement to take over. I often feel stuck in the “now.” My faith knows better, but my feelings occasionally win. When I look in the rear-view mirror, however, I see God played the scene beautifully,...

Blazing a New Path for International Publishing

Authenticity Book House approaches its fourth year in the publishing world with great excitement. Recent strategy sessions, bathed in prayer, bring ABH to a tighter purpose–firmly aligning its publishing and ministry visions. Through ABH’s initial years, God opened several ministry doors including collaboration with e3 Partners’...

The Power of Bite-Sized Books

One of my clearest memories, from working at ABH on school breaks, remains the day we received our first batch of mini books. Juliet (ABH staff member), and Yusuph (church planter with e3 Partners), prepared to go on a team ministry trip to Tanzania. Weeks...