African Aerobics


I am now more convinced than ever that we in America are total wimps. Yes, wimps! Even those of us who think we are in “good” shape. I came to Kenya not necessarily thinking I was in good shape. But not in bad shape either. My body had seen the inside of a gym recently.
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Preaching Christmas in November in Nairobi


With no thanksgiving holiday to wait to pass, Christmas came early this year in Nairobi among the FTC family. It was a delight to be able to share in a worship service with the entire Kenyan staff this week. God Finding Us Dagoretti Children’s Center, November 22, 2013 Nairobi, KENYA Isaiah 1:2-4, Luke 2:1-20 When
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Well, Hello Again: Africa


My travels on behalf of Feed The Children this week have taken Kevin and I back to the continent of Africa. It’s been over a year since we last stood on this land. It has been a year when our hearts have grown in courage– for all that a responsibility for such a time as
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Teachers in the Philippines


There’s been a lot of talk the past couple of weeks about the Philippines, hasn’t there? From the devastating earthquake a few weeks ago to this past weekend’s destructive typhoon, it seems that the people of these islands are not getting a break. They’ve faced so many trials. It’s been almost too much to watch!
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Simplicity and In-the Meantime


Sometimes of late, I look around at my life and don’t recognize myself. Situations that used to make me anxious like ever-changing plans for where I’ll be in a given week– are par for the course. Weeks of the year like this one, that used to be full of the busy cries around the church
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Calling All Summer Service Seekers


It’s that time of year for college students– what am I going to do next summer? Will I have an internship? Will I do service work? Will I travel? I say, do it all! Consider this: I remember those days of discernment full well. It’s hard to know exactly what to do, especially when going
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Mission trips that aren’t just trips

Growing up in evangelical culture of the southern part of the United States, I learned a key component of strong Christian faith was the annual practice of going on mission trips. Based on the Great Commission of Acts 1:8, we’d be challenged by youth pastors to make a service trip each summer, a priority in
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