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  • An Answer to 11 Years of Prayer

    Rachel Chimits
    February 4, 2020

    God has moved powerfully to save persecuted believers in India after years of petition by the church.

    Evangelist and preacher Billy Graham stated, “Prayer is one of our greatest privileges as God’s children, and even if God doesn’t seem to answer your prayers at first, don’t stop praying. God loves you, and no prayer goes unanswered.”

  • Choose Your Friends Wisely

    Rachel Chimits
    February 3, 2020

    Become the kind of person who has great relationships isn’t an easy path, but we’ve been called to do it by our Lord and Savior.

    Near the end of Frodo’s journey with the ring, he and Sam stop on a mountainside. Both are already exhausted from their trek into Mordor, and yet so much of the road is still before them.

  • The Long Healing of Wounds in Bosnia

    Rachel Chimits
    January 31, 2020

    One man’s painful journey with God has given him a unique heart for the suffering of Bosnia’s people.

    The Bosnian War is still not forgotten.

    When you stroll through the city of Tuzla, you can still see buildings riddled with bullet holes. Political corruption, economic issues and unemployment have dogged Bosnia since the bloody conflict that erupted between Bosnian Serbs and Muslims.

  • What to Do With Toxic People (As a Christian)

    Rachel Chimits
    January 30, 2020

    Everyone knows, or has known, a poisonous person who threw a monkey-wrench into their whole life, so how do we deal with these people when they run into us?

    In the third Harry Potter book, the titular character is on a train with his two friends, headed to their school. They notice frost beginning to accumulate on the windows in their car, and the lights go out.

  • Becoming a Businesswoman in India

    Rachel Chimits
    January 29, 2020

    God and Christian community helped bring one woman into a place of dignity as she learned how to run her own business.

    Maanvi* had never had children. Perhaps it was a small blessing since her husband has a mental disability and she has spent her time caring for him and working to provide for them both over the many years of their marriage.

  • Kyrgyzstan: Crossroad of the Middle East and Asia

    Rachel Chimits
    January 27, 2020

    Despite cultural discouragement and restrictive laws, believers are working to empower locals and introduce them to a God who cares in this small central Asian country. 

    Kyrgyzstan is a country of astonishing history and breathtaking landscapes.

    On the northwest border of China, its soaring peaks rival Switzerland’s mighty Alps. Here several branches of the ancient Silk Road met, and Persian, Turkish, Russian and Asian cultures blended.