After being released from prison, one of our field partners was asked how he handled being imprisoned and tortured. “Tell your people that I could feel their prayers.” He couldn’t explain how this worked, only that he could tell that people were praying for him and that those prayers sustained him. That is why we pray! Your prayers make a difference! (more…)
We sent lanterns up in remembrance of Mason, and as I watched them, I reflected that the terrible event that has been so hard for us has opened doors we could not have expected. (Photo by Leon Contreras on Unsplash)
by Sheryl Shaw, North America Director (more…)
Be still and know that I am God. Psalms 46:10
Only by being still and resting in Him can we discover His purpose for our lives. Only in stillness can we discover all the small and big details of the plans He has for us. God is not in a rush; His work in our lives is a process. — Orlando Otarola, Latin America Director[...] Read More
For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be upon his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
For some reason, as I (Susan Higgins) sit to write this Christmas greeting to you on this overcast Monday in Pasadena, this verse has come to mind. A very familiar verse, often inscribed in beautiful script on Christmas cards depicting a quiet scene of a manger in the glow of firelight. However, I wonder if perhaps the magnitude of the meaning has become lost on us due to its very familiarity???
This year, Kevin and I have lived into the experience of God as a Wonderful Counselor. Only by the clear counsel of our Mighty God and Everlasting Father, could we even imagine the move here to Pasadena with all the new foci of ministry that accompanies the transition as Kevin assumes the leadership of William Carey International University and continues to facilitate Global Teams work among Muslims. Only our Wonderful Counselor and Everlasting Father could have prepared me to be ready to take on the International Partner Care Facilitator role for Global Teams. (more…)