Posts from 2014

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Visiting the USA by The Gartrell Family

by Heather Prince Doss

Greetings in the Name of the Lord, We recently attended the General Assembly of our partner denomination, the United Presbyterian Church of Brazil (IPU). It was wonderful to become better informed about the issues before the church. Some of the issues were: ensuring that Brazilians without health insurance and retired people under the government plan […]

Mister, Can You Spare a Rug?

by Jack Miller

“Dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God […]

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 […]

Barbara Thomas and Team depart for Malawi

by Heather Prince Doss

Malawi is facing an increasing number of orphans and vulnerable children as a result of the HIV/AIDS crisis that is compounded by poverty and food insecurity. Two years ago, Habitat for Humanity Malawi (HFHM) decided to intervene by starting an Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program. On a Global Village build in August, Barbara Thomas […]

Father-Son Team Touches Lives of Savannah’s Homeless

by Heather Prince Doss

Jonathan and his son Austin began visiting Savannah’s Forsyth Park last year to work with a group of volunteers that serves homeless men and women in the Savannah area. Jonathan wanted Austin to have first-hand experience of compassion and mercy serving the people Jesus called “the least of these.” They found People Helping People – […]