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Stories about how God is working among the neediest people in Asia and the Arab World
“So how do we engage with Jesus’ call for every generation: to love our neighbours, to make disciples and to be kingdom minded? Our world looks different and yet Jesus’ call remains the same.”
“Khruu sought to imitate God’s abounding grace and kindness to Nong by purchasing a new uniform for him to wear to school.”
“Culturally, it was incredibly challenging for Sokly to ask me to release her into her role.”
“Disability removes an unhealthy power dynamic in the field.”
How did we get to this point? By growing relationships, building credibility, being consistent in our work and generous with our time.
“It was their church that was at the brink of being birthed, and they must come up with their own contextualised way of conducting baptisms.”
Language is powerful, and the use of a small word captures the situation of so many ‘girls’ in rural South Asia.
I yearn for a fruitful life, where I know my purpose and can see God working through me in tangible ways. The problem is that my life doesn’t exactly look like that at the moment. Right now I don’t ‘do’ very much at all.
We learned about ‘Anji’, believed to be the resident evil spirit. This led to a most unusual management/ministry issue that I was not prepared for…
Each week I visit refugees who are being detained in the Immigration Detention Centre. Having left their country in fear of their lives, they now live in a country which does not recognise them or give them any legal rights. My fears pale in comparison.
Heading to the Middle East with four kids under seven, including a baby on my hip and a toddler at my knee, there was not a lot of fighting I could do. I did, however, need to do a lot of trusting.
Nour is one of the new faces at our art group today. “I love drawing”, she says, “but I never get time to do it at home”. And she begins to share about the life she left behind.
“What followed changed my life … I had a vivid vision of Jesus carrying the cross.”