Today we worshipped with a small group of Christians on the barrier island of Cijin, just off the coast of Taiwan. It is an island that lives under the control of the darkness of traditional temple worship: a blend of Taoist, Buddhist and animist practices. Serving and trying to appease many gods is the daily … Continue reading Father Forgive Them!
It was a Sunday morning. Having just finished my sermon, I stood scanning the crowd in a North American church where I had been invited to speak. God’s presence was there. I spotted a visitor toward the back who had all the outward trappings of a woman of the world. She had been invited to … Continue reading Discipleship: A Two-Part Process
Several years ago I stood in the living room of a family who attended the church I pastored. They were discouraged with some setbacks we were facing. At that moment things looked bleak, to the point where one of the ladies worried our church would not survive. In faith I responded, “This church will not … Continue reading Embracing the Future
When my husband, David, began talking about moving to Taiwan in order to more effectively direct the work in HIM Asia’s region, it was a real struggle for me. I did not quickly admit this because I did not think it was a very spiritual attitude to have. When I thought about it (and I … Continue reading But, Lord, It Is Not MY Call
Ahmad, a fictitious Muslim friend, wishes to hear about my experience as a Christian and the truth about God, Jesus, church, and spirituality. But he cannot hear me beyond the rattle of so much hypocrisy in the West. Though America has historically been known as a “Christian society,” he points to the immorality pouring from … Continue reading Muslims, Jihad, and Christ’s Witnesses
Hope International Missions is happy to present the newest Engage series, Engage GPM. This sixth month program will help you understand more deeply your role in the Great Commission, obtain a thorough understanding of how God is working through the written word, discover some unique ways you can be involved in supporting Gospel Publishing Mission, … Continue reading Engage GPM!
Why coal? We can see the need for food for the hungry, medicine for the sick, and even mosquito nets. But coal? In a city with an air pollution problem? The truth is coal is an imperfect solution to a deadly problem. The cold in Mongolia is killer. By this time in the year we … Continue reading Why Coal?
What’s in it for me? That was the question that swirled around in my mind during the month of March 2015. I was trying to decide whether or not I should go on a Touching Lives for Christ (TLC) mission trip. While praying about it for many days and diligently seeking God’s will for my … Continue reading In Focus
Where are all the career missionaries? Is God no longer calling workers to the harvest fields? These are some of the questions that have haunted me for the last five or so years. As I look across our movement, it seems that our missionary force is dropping in numbers, and new recruits seem fewer every … Continue reading The Secret to Fulfilling Your Call
The malls are decorated with lights, balls, and twenty-foot Christmas trees. Santa sits in his little house taking pictures with children. For being such a poor country, the hustle and bustle of the people and the materialism would rival that of the United states. Traditions here are different depending on your social status. The middle … Continue reading Christmas In Honduras