Little Girl Dreams

She drew this on her sixth birthday for a pastor. I'm not sure what made her think about India. We were learning about Japan and spent much of the day reading a missionary biography, in between receiving visitors and phone calls. “When I grow up, I’m going to tell the world about Jesus,” she told … Continue reading Little Girl Dreams

It Starts with Prayer

We sit around the supper table, all five of us, in the glow of the early evening sun. “Which one of you wants to pray that other Christians will begin to pray for Muslims?” I ask. Silence. “Okay,” I continue, undaunted. “Which one of you wants to pray that Muslims will find Jesus?” “I don’t want … Continue reading It Starts with Prayer

Once Upon a Summer: Bottles of Water and a Message of Hope (Part 8)

". . . whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." (John 4:14) __________________________ July 28, 1999 Mulcha, Slovakia They say that water is life. But in Mulcha, the only source of water was a … Continue reading Once Upon a Summer: Bottles of Water and a Message of Hope (Part 8)

Once Upon a Summer: The Mountain Top (Part 7)

"After leaving them, Jesus went up on a mountainside to pray." (Mark 6:46) __________________________ July 23, 1999 11:00 p.m. CET Banska Bystrica, Slovakia It was Sunday morning. The missions team filed up the narrow mountain path just outside of town. We reached an alpine meadow and sank down into the grass to catch our breath. … Continue reading Once Upon a Summer: The Mountain Top (Part 7)