Marilyn’s Pick Me Up

"Do you notice anything different?" Marilyn asked her friend, Joyce. Joyce studied her friend who looked like she was in her early thirties rather than in her mid-forties. There wasn't a touch of grey in her dark tresses, she noticed enviously. She had a few grey strands. "What moisturizer are you using on your face? …

Resistance is Futile

After a few moments into the movie, she switched off the television.  No use in wasting time watching a film that didn't synchronize with the sound.  Besides, she was distracted. She couldn't stop thinking about Jude Beresford. When they first met, she couldn't stand him.  He oozed a sensuality that was palpable. While it got …

Prayer Partner

She had been looking for a prayer partner for a long time but whenever she thought of someone and called her, it wasn't a good time for the person or she wasn't interested. The past year had been hard. Her marriage of fifteen years ended in divorce. They had gone for counseling but he decided …

Starvation in Madaya

Many people in the world today are not starving because there is an inherent inability to produce food, they are starving because they are caught in the middle of political fights and blockades that have been used as weapons - Ralph Merkle I was appalled when I heard about the mother who was giving her 7 month …

Two Wheels Are Faster

Help Missionaries go farther, faster with bicycles.  Help them to reach more people in one day for Jesus. As much as I like walking, I don't relish the thought of walking everywhere--not even for one day.  I have access to buses, trains, streetcars and taxis.  It's not a problem for me to go to several places in …

Prisha’s Calling

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven - Matthew 5:16 I read Prisha's story and was touched by the love and compassion she and the other women missionaries showed the people of Punya Basti.  The village was ready for harvest but there …

The Untouchables

300 million Dalits or “Untouchables” comprise the lowest rung of the still-practiced Hindu caste system. These people are despised, viewed as subhuman, and treated like dirt - Gospel for Asia A small girl walks barefoot around a half-starved dog lying in her path. She picks her way over garbage and sewer-sodden ground as she approaches …

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