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Don’t go it alone

Maybe you’ve been perusing international job listings during work breaks or staying up late  googling “overseas employment.” Perhaps you feel so burdened for the quarter of the world that has never seen the love of Jesus lived out, that you just want to pull up stakes and move. Why connect with us? Why not just…

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Dying from dengue

“Jesus, help me! Jesus, help me!” The words came from the small six-year-old girl who had already been sick for four days. What became devastatingly clear was that Abi had dengue haemorrhagic fever, and had now gone into shock. Her parents had been watching her deteriorate but, like so many of their friends and neighbours,…

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What if I’m too small?

I returned to Central Asia a little over six months ago, after a two-year hiatus at home that had seemed to take forever. Yet now that I am back here, that time at home seems more like a memory, a blink of time that in reality passed very quickly. I have returned to a very…

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Splashing over

Sometimes discipleship happens in the context of long-term relationships. At other times, brief encounters give us the opportunity to share God’s love in meaningful ways. Being disciples of Jesus means allowing His love to fill up our lives, so that whatever the situation, we are ready to let that love splash over on those around…

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Love and the violated

At the organisation where I volunteer a few days a week doing prenatal care, I meet women who have fled from the horrors of war. Most women at the clinic are victims of the most heinous acts. These women, almost all of them, are pregnant through rape. What can one say to someone who is…

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