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  • Recovering From COVID-19

    Pacifique Nzoyisenga
    July 16, 2020

    As the coronavirus spreads through Africa, one of our partners shares his battle with it and his heart for his country’s people.

    Early in 2020, the world health organizations announced a pandemic and killing virus named COVID-19. By March, every nation around the globe was counting patients and deaths due to that plague.

  • Are We in the Final Days?

    Rachel Chimits
    July 15, 2020

    Many recent events have made people question if God’s judgment is coming over the world, so how do we know if this is true or not?

    A writer for The Colorado Sun opened with a letter he had written to a…friend, to use that word charitably, with whom he had debated the reasons behind COVID-19.

  • The Holy Ghost in Cambodia

    Rachel Chimits
    July 9, 2020

    One man found the key to escaping his culture’s long-held fear of evil spirits and sorcery in a simple search for new work.

    Cambodia, like many of its Southeast Asian neighbors, is a hotbed of spiritual beliefs.

    The country is at a central point of the peninsula and home to Cham, Chinese, Vietnamese and French philosophical counterpoints where sacred traditions and animism have blended into a chimera of religion.  

  • When We’re a Friend of Job

    Rachel Chimits
    July 8, 2020

    When we’re trying to comfort or advise someone who is suffering, we want to be truthful but also careful and loving, so how do we balance both?

    There’s a good man. He fell in love and married young; he and his wife went through some rough times, but they overcome together. They have years of faithful, worthy marriage under their belts.

  • A Growing Boldness to Evangelize

    Rachel Chimits
    July 7, 2020

    In spite of many challenges and dangers, God has revolutionized one man’s impact on his own church and community.

    In the Kamalpur community of India, there is little freedom to share the gospel. Government officials can make life very hard for believers if they make themselves known in the neighborhood or openly share their hope in Christ.

  • You Are (Not) Special

    Rachel Chimits
    July 6, 2020

    We want to be the most valuable player in our lives, but what if we aren’t and were never meant to be? How do we make peace with this?

    “You are the Chosen One.” Movies, books and video games are obsessed with this idea of unique destiny, whether it’s through prophesies or rare abilities. We, as a culture, are obsessed with the idea of being special.