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

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,

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

Let the Adventure Begin

He often used to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep and every path was its tributary. “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,” he used to say. “You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet,

A Day with Compassion International

If you have ever supported a child through Compassion International or a similar organization, you may have wondered if your contribution was really making any difference. In December, we got to see first hand the effects of this ministry. We went to a local Compassion International school to teach lessons the staff there had given

His plans

I stood in the bed of a truck while one hundred Sudanese children looked up at me. I said, "God has plans for you, not plans of war and hunger; but plans of greatness, and fulfillment. God is waiting to read pages He has written about each of you. God has great plans for South Sudan, and

Happy 2016!

Celebrating the New Year in South Sudan is unlike anything I've ever experienced!  The people here take this holiday to new levels!  It's celebrated much more than Christmas.  Here's a rundown of our holiday: On New Years Eve, many of us were involved with painting both the outside of a dorm and the school building on

A Tale of Two Orphanages

We have visited Dreamland Orphanage 4 times in the past 2 weeks.  The first Sunday we were in South Sudan, 9 of our team went there to minister.  Wow - those kids pray in a way I have never heard before.  The leader talks about what they are going to pray about and then they all