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Children’s Ministry Melts a Father’s Heart

Our kids’ Bible study was drawing to a close. My two teammates and I had thoroughly enjoyed teaching and interacting with the kids. Yet we did not expect what happened at the end. Our translator approached us with one of the student’s parents. “This man was sitting in the back while you taught,” the translator said. “He’s not a believer. …

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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 …

Transforming Drug Addicts & Government Officials Through the Power of God’s Word

No country is too hard, too poor, too filled with crime, too divided by war, or too spiritually dark to be changed. God has given us basic principles that are keys to every problem we face in the twenty-first century. The answers lie between the covers of one book — the Bible. (The Book that Transforms Nations, Loren Cunningham & …

Shresh’s Lesson

I was sitting on the floor of a home for children at risk in India helping six-year-old Shresh do his homework. He had a little book of folded paper we gave him – he kept it as a prized treasure in his backpack with all his other homework. He would draw pictures, ask me for the English spelling of that …

Powerful Words of Hope from an Indian Street Kid

I was reading through my journal from my DTS last night, processing some of the things from my outreach to Nepal and India that I have long left unprocessed. After my team got back from outreach, we broke up into new teams with people from all of the different outreach groups – Moldova, Turkey, Thailand, East Asia, Uganda. We went …

Love the “Monster” too

story from Daniel (DTS student) The sun had set hours ago, the street brightened by neon lights promising Girls, Girls, Girls. The couple, if you could call them that, caught my eye when they walked past my window at the coffee shop. He, an older gentleman, clearly foreign, put his arm around her shoulder. She, a much younger Thai woman, pushed his arm away …

My Journey to Manhood

“I, Garett Collins, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…” This was the honorary speech I repeated at the Military Entrance Processing Station. I was  18 years old and fresh out of high school. I thought that the military was the right path for me and my …