Stories

My Teacher and I

A section of the language course I’m taking is for sharing stories about my life. I continue to have encouraging words with my teacher about faith. This week I shared with her about my time in High School when I was really searching about God. I had spent a lot of time reading the Bible …

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Adrian’s Story

I first met Adrian when he was six years old. His older brother, Jairo, was in grade 9 at the time and coming to the afterschool homework classes at the church. Adrian fondly remembers beating me at chess the first time his parents had me over for a meal. Jairo started coming to the teen …

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Jump In

While reflecting on this month, an image came to mind that I thought I might share as a backdrop for how life often seems here. The image/scene is of a child approaching a pool/body of water for the first time. The child might start far away from the water’s edge, watching and observing and with …

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This Is the Way

I was to be at our conference at Nsoc during the last two weeks in May. I could go by bus if I accepted the offer of a ride on an elder’s truck to get to the right bus station. That would mean hundreds of kilometres out of the way, spend lots of money, have …

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Follow the Shepherd

I was thankful to join a colleague to go to an unreached area of the country. We shared with many people, but hearts were not open. There are a lot of abandoned church ruins in the area so it’s a great segue to share the good news to people who know very little about Christ. …

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Food, Fun and Faith

In 2021, I launched a hospitality ministry to international students. At first, I had a new female student over every week. I would share my testimony and the Creation to Christ story. The interactions with each of the students were very positive, especially since most of them had little familiarity with the concept of God. …

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Slowly Doors Open

As I looked outside my kitchen window in France, I asked myself, “How will we meet the neighbours? What doors will God open for us?” It’s been more challenging than I expected. Lives in France are firmly separated, with a high priority on privacy: work, family, recreation, education, and religion. These areas rarely overlap. My …

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Food Builds Community

At the end of last year, some workers Esther had known in the Middle East came to visit us for the day. They mentioned a couple they knew who had recently set up an intercultural church nearby. We visited and very quickly felt at home, recognizing that the church would be an ideal place to …

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