International Update: Part Two

November 24th, 2018 by

What Do I Have That God Can Use?

More than a thousand kilometers away, Global Teams Burundi Coordinator, Richard Manirampa, reflected on the vision he received in a Global Teams training. He was challenged to believe that God could provide the resources to reach the least reached from within Burundi. He thought, “What do I have that God can use? I know how to raise pigs; I have a small amount of money; I have a vision to reach the Batwa people; and I have influence as a government official in a region where the Batwa live.” He dedicated these resources to God and committed to try to do something – even if he failed.[...] Read More

International Update – Part One

November 20th, 2018 by

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Pongal: Life to the full

November 11th, 2018 by

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Shiva’s Night, Krishna’s birthday and other festivals

November 10th, 2018 by

15 Days of Prayer for the Hindu World: Day 14

Maha Shivratri, the Great Night of Shiva, is a significant festival for Saivite (Shiva-focused) Hindus, though many non-Saivite Hindus also participate. Shiva is often portrayed as an ascetic, and the festival of Shivratri involves numerous ascetic rituals. Many adherents stay awake, worshiping throughout the night as part of the celebrations.[...] Read More

Pilgrimage: Knocking on the Door

November 9th, 2018 by

people in Chennai, India train station. Photo by Barbara Dugnolle[...] Read More

The Kumaoni of the Himalaya

November 8th, 2018 by

Himalayas[...] Read More

Diwali: Festival of Lights

November 7th, 2018 by

Diwali Celebration Diya on a Female Hand[...] Read More

Bangalore: Silicon Valley of India

November 6th, 2018 by

Bangalore is India's Silcon Valley15 Days of Prayer for the Hindu World: Day 10

Bangalore sits in the middle of South India. It has experienced massive growth fueled by its reputation as the first great high-tech hub in India. This growth, along with the temperate climate, has made it an attractive center for many educational institutions, including some of India’s most famous Christian institutions.[...] Read More

Your gifts go twice as far — in Malawi and around the world

November 6th, 2018 by

Preschool Sunday School class at Grace of God Orphanage in Malawi. Give now and your gift goes twice as far.[...] Read More

Brahmin in India

November 5th, 2018 by

15 Days of Prayer for the Hindu World: Day 9

A young Brahmin man politely asks a low-caste woman for a drink of water. Hesitantly, she pours the water, and he appreciatively takes the glass. For many Brahmins, this would be considered ritually impure. But this particular Brahmin man—his name is Manoj—has been transformed.
Some time before, Manoj had suffered a severe injury and was bleeding profusely. In desperation, he cried out a name he had once heard – “Jesus”. Miraculously, the bleeding stopped. Later, as he drifted in and out of sleep at the hospital, he felt darkness surrounding him, trying to consume him. Suddenly, he saw a man in white reaching down to rescue him. This experience led Manoj to become a Christian.[...] Read More