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 …

Peer to Peer

by Ben, BSN staff As I walked up the street from Walgreens in San Francisco, my path crossed with a young Discipleship Training School (DTS) student who had been in our class. Since my team and I are teaching in his DTS, our conversation turned to the week’s lectures. I was surprised to learn his age — he’s 21, a …

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Transformation Seminar in Nepal

by Elizabeth J., BSN student Our first week of teaching in Nepal was filled with laughter at our attempts to speak Nepali, and cups of steaming chai and dry rusks during “tea break.” We enjoy learning from the Nepali students when class is over — they’ve taught us some great dance moves. 😉 During our teaching we overviewed foundations for …

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Compassion Requires Us To…

“Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and …