Posted by PJ Lewis
So much different and so much the same!
That’s what I experienced in the worship gathering this morning in Canchungo, Guinea-Bissau.
We arrived around 10am to sing, with one simple drum being handed around to people to play from their seats. Everyone rhythmically clapped as worship songs were…
Posted by Mallory Mueller
Hello from Canchungo!
It is a different life here in Africa. Even though we are on the other side of the world, we are not so different from one another. Genesis tells us God made us in His image. No matter who we are with, we must recognize others as fellow image bearers. As I read Genesis…
Posted by Kyle Guerrero
Whether you go to another country or remain in the States, all followers of Christ are called to live on mission.
Perspectives is designed to highlight the different areas of God’s purpose for everyone, locally and globally. You’ll hear from 15 different speakers on various aspects of His plan…
Posted by Thailand Team Member
This year our team was fortunate enough to have a volunteer named Doug from Colorado who could help with basic eye exams for the villagers of MaOhJo and the surrounding villages. We saw about 100 children, all who had excellent vision except for one who needed glasses. He seemed pretty happy about…
Posted by Andrew Coray
Restless nights in Thailand result in the best days. All of your strength has to come from the Lord. Today (Saturday) was a fantastic day. It was Kids Day! Although hard work has produced some of the best conversations, there is nothing like tickling and chasing little kids around the Ma Oh Jo…
Posted by Thailand Team Members
A few of us began our day playing with the kids for VBS. We started with some singing to the Lord, and the kids do not hold back. Their teachers make sure they are not shy about singing praises to our God. That has been such an encouraging, beautiful thing to participate in. Then we kept the VBS…
Posted by Peyton Bell
Let’s be honest. When I signed up for this trip, I knew I was going to have to get out of my comfort zone and do things I had never done before, because that’s just part of the job description. I thought I’d be trekking through the jungle, clearing my way through the foliage with a machete (the…
Posted by Sarah Salazar
Another early morning, but strangely I'm very thankful to be awake at 4:20am. As I lay awake in the dark, the beautiful but haunting sound of the Muslim call to prayer begins a stirring in my soul. In the quiet of the morning my heart aches for the people of this city. I spend some time praying…
Posted by Ernie Partida
Today was an eye-opening experience. We visited a children's center run by a South Korean couple. There we played games with the Syrian kids. Trying to communicate with the kids was a little hard but we used hand signals to help us. The Syrian and Lebanese translators were a great help. We did a…
Posted by Josh Hawley
Our day started by arriving at the Lebanese high school for 7:30am chapel. This is a private, evangelical school which has many followers of Christ in the student body, but also a good number of non-believers (including Muslims). The education level is so excellent that non-Christian families want…