Diamond in Heidelberg

Treated like Royalty God wants to edify His children, and He uses His people to do that.  This is just what He did in Heidelberg this summer.  Some of us on the Summer Harvest trip led by Pastor Gary Groenewold went to Heidelberg, Germany, the home town of two of...

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Life in Budapest

New School Year I am back in Budapest after a great summer in America. It was good to spend time with family and friends, and to be able to go to the conference in Baltimore. I was kind of nervous to return and start a new school year. There have been...

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In Germany

Lively Stones Pastor Gary Groenewold’s 10 plus years of investment in Berlin continues on, now led by Pastor Stephen Stein.  Please pray for this small, yet great church of beautiful believers.  Each one is special and is so precious.  Though the actual church premises is very nice with its tasteful,...

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Malawi Time

Back on the African Soil It is hard to believe that we are beginning our 4th year here in Malawi, but we are back on the African soil and God is faithful as usual. I am so thankful for our family, their adjustment from America to Malawi is a miracle...

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A Converted Mullah

Expectation As the tires touched the tarmac at the international Airport in Dushanbe, Tajikistan this summer, I remember that I was consumed with one thought: Would God do it again? I have traveled to Central Asia many times in the past 10 years and have seen God do astonishing things. Each time He...

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Nicaraguan Mission Experience

Hersey and Central America Before moving to Central America, my wife and I were house parents at a residential boarding school in Hershey, PA, to 12 and sometimes 13 middle school girls. We love kids and loved every opportunity to minister Christ, to invest the Word of God into their...

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Three Short Days in Brussels

Know and Follow In one of his daily devotionals, Pastor Stevens wrote the imperative, “Know what you have heard and follow the voice.”  I knew God told me to “go” this summer on one of the many trips being planned, but I did not know where or why.  Work and...

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Yana, Sweden and Finland

God Makes a Way God will make a way when there seems to be no way. One year, at Missions Night of the Convention in Baltimore, there was a country flag on each seat.  We were asked to find out about the ministry in that country, to pray for that country and to...

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Grace on Our City

Concrete Jungle Claustrophobic  streets, tall buildings, chaotic noises from all directions, the concrete jungle is a cold place. Cars juxtaposition for coveted parking spots, statues stand proclaiming yesteryear. Cultural art claims the center square, the concrete jungle is full of lights, merchants and life. The homeless roam, violence brews and...

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Summer well spent

Incredibly blessed Our time in Romania and Serbia was an incredibly blessed season. For my first month, I was  working at a Christian camp as one of the summer team staff in the kitchen. On Sundays and Wednesdays I would attend church service in Brasov and I was even able...

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