Red, white, and blue flags adorned the hallways and dining room. The pile of unreliable firecrackers on the back porch drew more anxiety than excitement for my Mama. My sister and I tied red ribbons on the end of our…
Today’s interview was an absolute treat! Our family has been serving this past week in Cambodia, which gave me the chance to introduce you to my dear friend, Ann. You will love hearing about how God is using her spirit of adventure, creativity and love for people to meet basic, physical needs and open the door for gospel conversations. I hope this conversation encourages you to go out and live your one uniquely beautiful life to the fullest!
I had so much fun sitting down with my friend, Melissa Inge, to hear her story about how God has used her love of fashion for the good of those across the globe. By supporting organizations like Noonday Collection and Harvest Ethiopia, she has become an advocate for providing economic freedom for women and men in vulnerable communities.
WARNING: This is not your regular Missions Month post!
In honor of Missions Month, our September posts have highlighted all sorts of ways we can live more missionally. But, there’s one suggestion you’d probably never expect. It begins with this…
I peered loathingly down at my bulging suitcase. After finally getting my extra set of clothes, hairdryer, makeup, and nail care kit to fit in the nooks of my already-full suitcase, I now faced a predicament - just one more pair of shoes. I pounced on my big, red suitcase and managed to manhandle the pair of shoes into an empty pocket of space that miraculously developed after removing my box of Pop-Tarts.
Sitting in a Nicaraguan bathroom with no toilet paper. Staring at a dead digital camera on the breathtaking mountains of Slovenia. Standing in your hotel room with no luggage...
These are all semi-worst case scenarios for the unprepared “mission tripper.” I’ve been on eight short-term mission trips, as well as lived on the mission field for five years with my family. In all those years, I’ve accumulated a system for an effective packing list and some tricks to it all… a knack I developed from the many inconvenient instances I mentioned above! Your suitcase may blow-up like Zaboomafoo’s closet when you open it, but it'll be worth it when you have everything you need.
To make a global impact for Christ, we need ministry partners all over the world. One of our CRBC partners, Crio International, is making a dramatic difference by caring for orphans and building churches in vulnerable communities in Africa. By equipping local church leaders, Crio’s mission is simple: providing hope and sustainable change to the people of Africa. Not only do I love Crio’s ministry strategy, their co-founder, Janice Hesser, is my mom and I can honestly say she has spent her life serving others.
The Lord calls us to be good stewards of our money. In Luke 16, Jesus tells a parable about a master and his money manager. After the manager makes a dishonest deal, the master asks him, “If you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?” The same applies to our lives today. How can the Lord trust us with true riches of this life and the next if we aren’t managing our money in a way that pleases Him?