I Wish I Could FaceTime God

By Janel Breitenstein | August 25, 2014 | 3 Comments

Over here in twenty-first-century Africa, as long as my power is on and my internet is not having a grumpy day, I am still able to “phone home.” Mornings are out because of that pesky time zone issue. But when my day is done and I sit on my locally made furniture in my pajamas, […]

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A Lesson from Ahmad

By Janel Breitenstein | August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

This afternoon, the cottony gray clouds that had been collecting in billowy heaps finally poured streams of rain on Kampala. And because most of the students at our local refugee center slog through muddy streets and alleys to their English, career, and Bible classes, only five from my class showed up. So class was cancelled […]

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Four W’s of Faith

By Barbara Rainey | July 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

Prayer is a mystery. Four verbs challenge my desire for a formula and simultaneously expose my heart’s weakness: 1. Waiting. Um, not such an easy assignment for impatient me in this hyper-fast world.  Whining comes much more natural for me. 2. Watching. Watchmen in times past stood on towers and ramparts scanning the horizon for […]

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God in the Middle of a Chain-Link Fence

By Janel Breitenstein | July 15, 2014 | 1 Comment
God in the middle of a chain-link fence

Clouds were scudding across the sky, fingers of light splayed between them in a cool, breezy dawn. And there I was, crouching under a swag of chain, then edging my camera lens through a chain-link fence. Remember my prayer walks in the morning? This time my Canon was tagging along for some quality time, fitted […]

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Set Free to Free Others: The Bob Fu Story

By Barbara Rainey | July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Set free to free others

He was born in China to a woman who was a street beggar in 1968. Extreme poverty and extreme injustice, not a safe home and stable parents, helped shape the childhood of Bob Fu and his sister. Despite overwhelming obstacles, Bob graduated from high school with hope of a better life as one of the […]

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