Daily Decision: Who am I living for?

Am I living each day for myself or for others? That is the question the Holy Spirit convicted me of as I was beginning to feel apathetic toward the end of my outreach. Knowing I only had three weeks left, I began to look forward to the comforts of home; in return, I was losing God's heart

Leaving a Muslim life behind

Hannah is a 16 year old Muslim girl.  At 12, she received a scholarship to go to school in Kampala.  Her father did not realize that it was a Christian high school.  A Bible was on the supply list, but because he wasn’t paying for her education, he bought it for her. In her first year

Produce fruit in keeping with repentance

This week our team has been challenged with patience and perseverance. Coming into outreach we had such high expectations of miracles, signs and wonders but we weren't seeing these things come to fruition. In fact, we have been struggling to even get past simple greetings - due to the language barrier - which has led

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

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

#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

Memories of Africa

It's time to write a final post about our time in Africa.  We are back in Chico now doing some debriefing with the DTS students about their trip to South Africa.  We are all trying to readjust to sleep time and awake time.  I guess they call that jet lag.  Personally I am caught in this

Enlightenment

“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew When our team piled into the Land Rover for the long, hot, dusty drive to the Rhino camp, we anticipated large masses of people overcrowded into big