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Great Joy in the Midst of Trauma

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On Friday, April 24, I spent a long time on the phone with two young men of Mslm- background named Kasem and Bashir, and their story is such good news in this time of corona-virus uncertainties. They called to tell me they had responded to our invitation to meet Christ in the Eucharist (communion) at the conclusion of our live-stream Upper…

Jesus Heals in the Netherlands

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Brad Smith, working in the Netherlands, describes how God works in mysterious ways, beyond what we could ever hope for or ask, for His Kingdom and for His purposes: One day, I invited Jochen*, one of the men I was mentoring, to go prayer walking with me. It was a new experience for him. While…

Praying for Food

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A whisper leads to sustenance: One humble outreach in Ecuador They had just finished talking about Elijah listening for God’s voice, which came in a whisper.  They asked, “if God were to speak to us in a whisper today, would we hear it?  Or are we too distracted; too busy?”  Ismael and Amy are celebrating…

Serving Our Cities

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How do we love our neighbor? Could it be as simple as just getting out of our houses and serving whatever need is present, whether spiritual, emotional, or physical? In the Gospels and Acts we see Christ and his followers preaching the Good News after meeting very real human needs. Healing, feeding, and serving went…

Serving Well in Warsaw

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A Warsaw partnership that goes beyond faith boundaries What does it look like when a church forms a partnership with a secular organization? Communitas is answering that question in Warsaw, Poland.  A nonreligious organization there, Smile Warsaw, is feeding the hungry, caring for the poor, and loving the homeless every Sunday. In its mission statement,…