from pity to peace: saying yes when it’s painful

by ej blohm missionary to kenya November, 2019.  Tears carved tiny streams down my cheeks as I stood at the kitchen sink, hands plunged into hot water.  My thoughts screamed out in anguish.  “I can’t DO this God!  How can I live so far from my babies?” my heart cried.  “God, how do I doContinue reading “from pity to peace: saying yes when it’s painful”

the invitation

a quarantine psalm by holly j. clemente Preface: My pastor often says, “The loudest voice is not always the true voice.” I was reflecting on that thought as I went to bed last night and thinking once again how true it is. The loudest voices in my head are often the ones that magnify theContinue reading “the invitation”

romance vs. reality- part 2

by rachel rebekah witt missionary to mexico continued from part 1 After one month in Mexico, talk of marriage had begun. Still, I had yet another decision to make.  If I were to actually marry this guy, I would have to be willing to take trips into remote villages in the mountains, to minister to theContinue reading “romance vs. reality- part 2”

romance vs. reality- part 1

by rachel rebekah witt missionary to mexico I can’t say that I can pinpoint exactly when I felt God calling me to a foreign mission field. Sometime during my high school and college days, there was a desire birthed in me that began as a small interest in other countries and cultures… and then suddenlyContinue reading “romance vs. reality- part 1”

the real treasure

by holly j. clemente “Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” I would bet that you’ve heard this verse from Psalm 37 in a sermon before. I would even guess that you might have it highlighted in your Bible or saved on your phone. It’s a verseContinue reading “the real treasure”

God is writing my story- part 3

by sandi youngren missionary to ecuador read part 1 of sandi’s story read part 2 of sandi’s story Since those long ago days in New Mexico, we have moved around (I would rather stay in one place all my life), became a worship leading duo (I would prefer to sit in the back of theContinue reading “God is writing my story- part 3”

God is writing my story- part 2

by sandi youngren missionary to ecuador Let’s take a quick look at others like me, in the Bible, holding their stunned heads and very reluctantly giving in to the stitches and that bandage ripping, while the Patient Doctor held our hands and coached us through it.  MOSES A baby is born when male babies wereContinue reading “God is writing my story- part 2”

i said yes to trusting God- part 2

by jadine fritzler missionary to belize I threw myself wholeheartedly into plans to go to Africa. Our baby girl was born, and when she was four months old, the church where we were serving released us to spend part of our time to begin traveling to other churches to raise our missionary support. Two SundaysContinue reading “i said yes to trusting God- part 2”

i said yes to trusting God- part 1

by jadine fritzler missionary to belize “So, are you going to be a missionary in Africa someday?” my friend asked me one day in the bathroom of our high school. I was 17 years old, and I was that Christian girl- the one who carried her Bible, a great, big one, on top of allContinue reading “i said yes to trusting God- part 1”

becoming God’s version of me- part 3

by holly j. clemente missionary to mexico The fear was back in full swing as I faced the gravity of the decision I was making. Not only were my thoughts filled with doubts, but I also heard each one of those doubts echoed back by well-meaning friends and family members. How could I move toContinue reading “becoming God’s version of me- part 3”

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