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Partnership

Partnership

Partnership...What does that mean, what does it look like? In Ecclesiastes 4.9-12, we know that 2 is better than 1. Partnering together to accomplish His will. Two years ago, our ministry had one van. We were very excited to have this vehicle to offer to cross...

An encouraging word

An encouraging word

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.                  1 Thessalonians 5:11  But encourage one another daily….so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness Hebrews 3:13 Throughout scripture, God’s word...

A grateful heart

A grateful heart

When reflecting words to thank you for supporting and caring for our international ministry workers, I can think of no greater words than the ones straight from scripture. Adapted from 3 John 1 that says it so beautifully, Dear Friends, I pray that you may prosper in...

a cup of coffee filled with love, concern, & challenges

a cup of coffee filled with love, concern, & challenges

I had coffee recently with several individuals interested in learning more about Missional Living. They have several friends and family members that serve overseas. They shared their love, concern, and challenges. When these loved ones return, it is a struggle because...

Ordinary or Extraordinary?

Ordinary or Extraordinary?

Yesterday we picked up a man named Don and welcomed him into a host home. He was introduced to Missional Living through a friend attending a conference.  He has a story.  Don is a 65 year old man. He traveled extensively as a young man and felt like he wanted to go...

A broken down car & the graciousness of God

A broken down car & the graciousness of God

Driving from Charlotte to Knoxville, arriving one mile from destination and the car is overheated. It won’t start. It is in the red. It cranks back up but only makes it a short way and dies again from overheating.  ONE MILE AWAY FROM DESTINATION! Some might be...

Graduation + College+ Milestones +Letting Go = Trusting God

Graduation + College+ Milestones +Letting Go = Trusting God

I have a daughter that is turning 16 at the end of this month. It is difficult as we venture into this new season filled with worry and concern. We  also have the realization that we are only two short years away from her graduating. Throughout the past few years, we...

The Doubt of Thomas

As the days passed after Jesus’ crucifixion, Thomas was filled with sorrow. He received the news that the tomb was empty and Jesus was alive. What was his first response? It was doubt.  Unless I see the nail marks in His hands and put my finger where the nails were,...

Transition

Transition

Transition is a way of life for missionaries. Change just goes with the territory. At any given time they are likely to be in the middle of, preparing for, or recovering from “changing gears”. And sometimes those gears grind. It is at this time of year that many...

Woven together

One of the most beautiful things about serving with Missional Living is seeing how God knits His people together for His purposes. I have seen it over and over again. We get a housing request for a family of 8 and God brings us a housing partner with a 6 bedroom...