It’s the only time in my life when I dreaded Bible study. Party because it was first thing in the morning and made our 10-hour ministry day an 11-hour ministry day. But moreso because the boys were rude, disrespectful, and inattentive.
The rescued street boys that were our ministry focus in Bolivia had limited experiences [...]
Our host held a plate in front of our faces in the cafeteria-style table. He asked if we wanted any. I reached up and grabbed a fish fry.
It had eyes—my fry. There was an entire gutted sardine in the middle of the dough and now that it was in my hand, I had no [...]
The following are real conversations collected throughout the month of March.
Allie: It says taste and see that the Lord is good. Think about it. Don’t just see but taste his goodness.
Katie: Right now I’ve got the aftertaste of tuna. Not good.
Allie: Good thing God doesn’t taste like tuna.
Christine Caine: [...]
We’d crossed back into Bolivia by that point. The sky threatened rain, the dessert land threated more dust storms, and the Andes mountains threatened landslides.
There on the side of the road was a car likely broken down. It had been hours since we’d seen a gas station. Hours since we’d seen anything really.
It was one of those moments that movies are made of. Those heart-warming stories of an instructor going above and beyond the call of duty to insure his students were in class and not on the streets selling their bodies or worse.
It was one of those days when we didn’t want to do ministry. [...]
The unthinkable happened this week. We lost one of our boys on Sunday. One of our new little brothers ran away on the way home from church.
The rehab center we’re working at this month allows residents to withdraw from the program whenever they want. It’s not a prison. Yet often residents choose to flee [...]
“If you want to see crazy miracles, obey the crazy promptings of the Holy Spirit.” (Mark Batterson)
That’s how I felt walking in seven circles around my tent to get rid of the ants invading under my dresser… I mean, pack.
But God told me to.
And normally when God tells me to do [...]
I miss Jesus.
It’s a weird statement to hear from an on-the-field missionary but it’s true, honest, and transparent. It’s also something I’m sure I’m not alone in—both among my squadmates and blogreaders.
We all have different worship styles.
Even though I daily get to participate in many different acts/types of worship, not getting my [...]
Note: the following in a collection of ridiculous and ridiculously profound quotes heard in real life or found in books during the month of February.
Shane Claiborne: So I am a radical in the truest sense of the word: an ordinary radical who wants to get at the root of what it means to love, [...]
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