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A note about statistics

Statistics about workers and the work in restricted access areas are difficult to come by; and they are difficult to validate. This is why we limit our use of them. However, statistics are a useful tool. They help us visualize the world around us. This is why we use them. We want to help people get a picture of the…

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CHRIST IS ALL: A Prayer

Today we read the below prayer in our devotions. It is from “The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions.” May you be blessed as we were. O Lover to the Uttermost, MAY I read the meltings of thy heart to me in the manger of thy birth, in the garden of…

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A new world, a new set of values – wrong? or just different?

Homo sum humani a me nihil alienum puto – this is a Latin saying (dating back to 160 BCE) that roughly means “I am a human being, so nothing human is strange to me.” It is a motto advocating for respecting people and cultures that are different from our own. It is a nice saying,…

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Facing our Fears: A Christ-like Response to Terrorist Attacks

The terrorist attacks in Brussels confront us with new challenges. The challenges our government will face is how to stop such kinds of terrorist attacks from happening. For those of us who are not working in those government agencies tasked with our safety, our greatest challenge will be to  confront and be victorious over our fears. It…

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"Life right now": Notes from an Unseen Short Termer

Two realities in my life have ruined me – impoverished children and the Gospel. I use the word “ruined” because these two have been serious game-changers in my life. God has called Christians to build his kingdom here and to minister to the poor. I want to be a part of that. And, I feel…

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