January 2017

A different kind of Christmas

BAMAKO, MALI: This year we celebrated Christmas differently - the joy of gifts was replaced by the joy of the Lord; the family meal was replaced by a huge celebration with brothers and sisters in Christ; and the focus on the material aspects of Christmas was replaced by the magnificence and glory of the birth

He Has Me Here

You never know where life will take you. Sitting here in Lesotho, in a tent, I am in awe of God's love for me to bring me here. It is by God's power and His will for my life that I am here for this 3 week time. I begin to wonder, "Why me Lord?" While

Rain and Renewal in a Dry and Thirsty Land

HAKOLAI, LESOTHO: There's no better feeling than to experience and witness prayers being answered. We serve the one and only God. We serve a God who is powerful and cares about the desires of His people. Here in Lesotho, the Hakoali village is desperately in need of some rain. It has not rained properly for

December 2016

Living Out Matthew 18:3-5

Hearing the words "I love you" from a parent is a blessing for the many children in Themba Hopsital, Kabokweni, South Africa. But some of the little ones in the Children's Ward don't have any parents to hold them and play with them during the visiting hours. So when we went, it was a life changing time

Hope In a City of Dashed Hopes

What would happen if you never talked to anyone on the streets, or if you never said a word to anyone you see? If someone needed a friend, it would be hard to know unless you spoke to them. Talking and listening was a big hit with Kathlyn. Kathlyn, a beautiful, wonderful, blonde haired, hazel

#GiftFail: A Story of Redemption

Exiting the familiar and entering the unfamiliar, in terms of culture, has been a learning curve for me.  It is teaching me to be more observant as I try to respect the African people by conforming to their cultural expectations. In the African culture, it is considered rude to give something to one person and

Ten Thousand Homes

WHITE RIVER, SOUTH AFRICA: We're finally in South Africa. The first day of being here was really tiring for all of us because of the long journey in the airplane. But with God's protection, after 43 hours of travel, we arrived here safely and were very welcomed by the Ten Thousand Homes staff. Ten Thousand

21 Outreach Journal Writing Prompts

An outreach journal is a collection of memories, stories, experiences and adventures. They're a place to jot down details of places you've been, people you met, discoveries you've made, and the miraculous ways that God used you and your team to minister to others. Why Keep an outreach Journal? To Remember Outreach: where more transformation happens in eight to

November 2016

Night Guard Sees the Light

VICENTE GUERRERO, MX: Materials for our building projects have to be guarded overnight. This could be a boring, uneventful job, but not for one guard this week. Asher had the opportunity to get to know this man who was guarding the lumber that was waiting to be made into a classroom for 9th grade students.

Beacon of Light on the Hill

Women coming out of rehab need opportunities, second chances and the hope of Jesus. Run by a visionary couple, still rocking it in their 60’s, New Beginnings Women’s Association provides just that. Dorothy, originally from Alaska, and her Mexican husband Eduardo have a huge heart for giving women a way out of the vicious cycle of prostitution,