Written by a Reaching & Teaching missionary preparing to deploy to Southeast Asia My friend, Alex*, picked us up from the airport hotel in Jakarta in one of those small, grey compact “vans” that are all too common in Asia. Our church’s team that my wife Elisabeth and I were with had just left for […]

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“Try this approach, O believer, whenever you are sad of heart and in heaviness of spirit: Forget yourself and your little concerns, and seek the welfare and prosperity of Zion. When you kneel in prayer to God, limit not your petition to the narrow circle of your own life, tried though it be, but send […]

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I distinctly remember my first Ramadan experience in the fall of 2008 in the UAE. I had just started with my firm and was invited to a huge Iftar dinner, with major VIPs at a five-star hotel, starting at 7pm. As a complete rookie to Ramadan, I left my flat at 6:30 sharp, dressed up, […]

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In the midst of a global pandemic, we can respond in a number of different ways, from the distraction of countless hours watching our favorite movies or tackling long-awaited home projects—perhaps even denying the seriousness of the whole thing. But my hope is that for us who are in Christ, Covid-19 will serve as a […]

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My daughter-in-law asked me how her homebound sons can pray for missionaries and missions during this time of lockdown due to COVID-19. Her question was a great one, and I thought perhaps there were other parents who would like to lead their children to pray for missionaries as well. All around the world there are […]

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Today is the National Day of Prayer in the United States. This is a day that is designated by Congress and set aside for the nation to turn to the Lord in prayer. While our lives should be marked by prayer throughout the year, a National Day of prayer gives us an occasion to highlight […]

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