Preparing to Head Out!

Well, we are in our last few days of lecture phase and getting prepped for outreach! This brings about many mixed emotions for most of us. We are sad to see the lecture phase come to an end, yet super excited to begin outreach and see what God has in store for us. The

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

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

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

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,