Posts from August 2014

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Love in the Time of Ebola by Mardi Steere

by Heather Prince Doss

Mardi Steere, medical director of Kijabe Hosptital in Kijabe Kenya reflects on how the Ebola outbreak in western Africa impacts their work and ministry in eastern Africa. “The weak would never enter the kingdom of love.” – Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera Many of you have read in the news in […]

Living Faithfully in Troubled Times

by Steve Keeler

Friends and Neighbors in Christ: May the love of God, the grace of Jesus Christ, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you. The Associated Press announced Monday morning that Missouri authorities were calling in the National Guard to help quell the unrest in Ferguson in response to the recent shooting and death […]

Thristing for the Word by Karis Koehn

by Heather Prince Doss

Karis Koehn shares these updates about their work in Lamego, Mozambique: While driving home from the city one late afternoon, Robert saw an elderly man resting by the side of the road. Thinking he recognized him, Robert pulled over to check on him and see if he were ok. Sure enough, he was a man […]

Cultural Conundrum by Kristi Rice

by Heather Prince Doss

Krisi Rice shares her reflections on a Congolese friend caught between Western medicine and traditional healers: As he removed the bandage, I cringed at the large open wound that covered most of Muambi’s shin. He was a tall, strong young man, but now he could barely walk with the help of a crutch. He told […]

Live the Story

by Heather Prince Doss

It is hard to believe that in less than two weeks young people and teachers will have returned to the classroom, the tide of vacationers will begin to ebb, and the old “school year” rhythms will be back in effect. About this time of year I always feel a little sad because the summer seems […]