Global

Why I Do Mission Work — And Why I Hope
You Will Join Me

First of all, it needs to be said up front that it doesn’t feel like work to me. As a matter of fact, serving and sharing the love of God in our community and around the globe makes me feel as full of life as anything I have ever done, but that is not the…

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Pray for the Middle East

Wars. Rumors of war. Fighting, killing, and carpet bombing. These are just a few of the images and thoughts that come to most of our minds when we think about the Middle East. We are inundated with images of terror, radicalism, and chaos–yet, after spending almost two weeks in Egypt, I can say that the…

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A Different Kind of Chef

This is a repost of a blog that ran in July 2016, but we liked it so much we had to share it again!  But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of…

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A Medical Clinic for Chijmu

The Mt. Bethel UMC men’s team from Marietta, Ga., arrived in Quesimpuco late Saturday evening around 9p.m. after an 11.5 hour drive from the La Paz airport, which included a nice picnic lunch stop beside a high-plains lake that is known for flamingos. They saw plenty of llama herds, quinoa fields and incredible mountain peaks…

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Step into the River

It took several years to heed the call, but I recently returned with the Mt. Bethel Missions team from Bolivia. As you might expect me to say, it was a fantastic experience. But, while fantastic, the operative word in that statement is really “experience.” I like to think I’m fairly grounded in reality. I am aware…

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Romania 2018

And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 Recently, I had the overwhelming joy of traveling with our student ministries to Romania. The team consisted of 11 senior girls, as well as four chaperones. When Jono approached me about going on this trip, I was…

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Help Venezuela Now

Venezuela is in the worst humanitarian crisis in this Hemisphere. People are starving and medical care is almost non-existent. It wasn’t always like this. Venezuela was once the wealthiest country in South America and has the greatest natural resources, including the largest oil reserves in the world. But due to massive government corruption, a failed…

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Spotlight on Project 82 in Kenya

What does the face of poverty look like? Poverty is that thing you have when you don’t have anything else. Project 82, our missions partner in Kenya, reaches far beyond poverty and into the depths of human suffering. It is easy to imagine that the people in the worst possible situation are those who have…

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