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Mar 28 2018 It Takes a Village

Chris Schultz

There aren’t many days that I don’t feel the weight of responsibility as a parent. My wife Jennifer and I have four beautiful gifts named Kamryn, Addison, Tessa and Samantha (four daughters, in case you didn’t catch that), and we count it a privilege to be their parents. But parenting is hard and… More

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Mar 19 2018 What You Need to Know Before Talking About Race Part 2

Andrew Feil

Hearing Multiple Perspectives Coming from a very safe, comfortable white middle class evangelical culture, when I first heard people of color talk about race, privilege, American history (told from a very different vantage point), and even theological worldviews and pastors, I of course was put off… More

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Mar 13 2018 Seeing Life Change in West Africa

Missions

Ronaldo grew up in a small village called Tame. A few times each day, a truck rolls through the village on the dusty road that serves as the community’s only lifeline to the outside world. If you can catch a ride, a bumpy journey through the forest takes you to the town of Canchungo. Ronaldo made… More

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Feb 26 2018 What You Need to Know Before Talking About Race Part 1

Andrew Feil

The Importance of Discovering Your Own Ethnic Identity When you think about the “normal American,” what image comes into your mind? Who is a stereotypical American? What age are they? What gender? What size, hair or eye color? What language do they speak? What race are they? If you are a white… More

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Jan 29 2018 An Open Letter to Pornography

Jennifer De La Cruz

Dear Pornography, I never personally knew you – it was my husband who introduced usFirst in a Fitness magazine, then in the rejection of my touchI always smelled your stenchMy own hands released the buttons of my wedding gownAn occasion meant for the fingers of my groomThat hotel pillow was not… More

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Jan 17 2018 Unique Perspectives in Haiti

Haiti Team Members

It has been said that life is like all of us being in the same theater, watching a different movie. This is because we each bring a unique perspective to the situations we encounter. Below are three different stories from Tami, Meadow and Ali about an encounter we had with a young man who led a… More

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Jan 11 2018 Thailand, a Dream Fulfilled

Kelly M - Thailand Team Member

How do I describe what it’s like to see a dream fulfilled… or to see the faces of those I’ve heard of for so long, or the ones seen only in photographs? It’s been a whirlwind of joy and so humbling to be here in Ma Oh Jo, Thailand. I’m humbled by God’s faithfulness, by the belief in me that my… More

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Jan 9 2018 Returning to Haiti

Haiti Team Members

I am Jeremy Young. I am 12 years old and in the 6th grade. I went to Haiti because I was born in Kenscoff, Haiti. I lived in an orphanage in Kenscoff until just before my 4th birthday, and my family decided to go on this mission trip to visit the country where I was born. I am Haitian and this trip… More

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Dec 11 2017 Porn Is Not Your Issue; It's Your Solution

Dave Obwald

I’m not sure how many times I have had this same conversation. A guy says, “Hey, I need to meet up with you,” and after a few minutes of awkward chitchat, something to this effect comes out: “Dave, I love God but I can’t stop looking at pornography.” First I smile inside because I know change is… More

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Dec 4 2017 Middle School and High School Winter Retreat

WSM

This winter we will be taking our North students to Mt. Hermon in the Santa Cruz mountains for camp. Students will be surrounded by towering pines, redwoods and scenic views overlooking the valley below to help them get away from the pressures of daily life. While at camp, students will be able to… More

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