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Covid-19 and Our Partners

Covid-19 has turned the world topsy-turvy. We wanted to share with you this note from our Executive Director answering questions you might have:  What about Interserve Partners overseas? Here’s some of what we’re hearing: “My program is quite busy preparing for responding to the pandemic.  The ‘wave’ hasn’t hit yet. For now I still will…

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I could never do it alone

This contribution comes from a friend who prefers to remain anonymous. I have visited and lived in many places around the world, some safe and others not so safe.  It’s fair to say that this war-torn country is not a tourist destination, and when you mention that you live here in conversation, no matter what…

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The privilege of the pressure cooker

One of my personality quirks is that I am a fairly fearful person. Those who know my story wouldn’t expect this as my wife and I lived in an area of the world that was marred by conflict. Nonetheless, my default emotional position is to hope the Lord keeps anything that causes anxiety or tension…

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Touching the Unclean

Even though Paul referred to Christ’s followers as saints, at least in western cultures we shy away from using the word.  It is only used by those in high church traditions for those historic figures whom the Church deemed worthy of special recognition. Yet, Paul uses the term for every follower of Christ. Now, please do not…

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Vital Statistics

Here are some vital statistics to think and pray about: In 1974, 87% of the world’s population lived beyond the reach of having a near neighbor as a Christian. In 2014 86% of those around the globe who were Muslim, Buddhist, and Hindu did not personally know a Christian. There are approximately 45,000 Christian denominations in the world. Muslims…

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