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A Cry that Demands a Response

Throughout the world millions of children are orphaned through war, AIDS, and extreme poverty. Every seven seconds a child dies from a preventable disease. Drug addiction runs rampant. Children are sold into prostitution or forced to become child soldiers. They’re lost and they have no place to live. These children have no hope. And these are the ones that are …

The Islands will Look to Him

story from Amy, who co-led the BSN/BELT team to Nigeria, Zanzibar and Tanzania. We sat in blue plastic lawn chairs in the front of the concrete church building in Zanzibar, listening intently. Prisca, one of the participants in our Biblical Education and Leadership Training (BELT) seminar, was sharing a testimony from her weekend outreach, and she had everyone’s rapt attention. Prisca and …

fish farm

Endless opportunity

Written by Brad DTS Student The hot rays of sunshine scorched down as our team unpacked their luggage and hammocks, bundling themselves to hide their muzungul (white people) skin from the blazing African sun. The boat carrying us across Lake Victoria leaked, and it was a gentleman’s job to bail out the water with a pail. Sunburnt and exhausted, we …

Teaching in Africa

Africa through God’s eyes

By Keaton DTS Student Africa is a beautiful continent; filled with color, culture, and crazy cuisine. Africa has also opened my eyes to some serious issues in the world. In America, Africa problems seemed all too far away to care about. However, the sight, sound and smell of poverty are all too real in person. One example of the poverty …

missionaries and new believers in Uganda

Beautiful feet in Uganda

“Are you offended to talk with prostitutes?” asked the local pastor who was leading our group in door-to-door evangelism. It took me a moment to realize he was asking a serious question. The three of us responded simultaneously, a chorus of “no” and “of course not.” “Here is a bar,” he continued. I smiled at Sam and the two others …