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Haiti Needs Your Giving Heart

This morning I watched videos of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, burning out of control, adding to the many fires that have been burning in Georgia and North Carolina here in the States. Israel is burning as well. These places could certainly use even some of the torrential rains of Hurricane Matthew that devastated parts of Haiti. The […]

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CELEBRATE! in 2016

Sponsoring Compassion kids is huge to me. Meeting them in person during my time here on planet Earth was certainly only a wild dream. In 2015 God had other plans, and by His gracious provision I met two of them in El Salvador in September. Compassion’s mission is “releasing children from poverty in Jesus name.” […]

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Jesus Came to Set Us Free

  It’s been a time of God-incedences. The power of the Holy Spirit that lives within me makes it much too difficult to see these things as mere co-incidences. These words of Jesus were my focus during a Bible study lesson several days ago: “The Spirit of The Lord is on Me, because He has […]

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Her Beautiful Redemption Story

We first saw her as these precious women of the Child Survival Program shared a drama with us. We met her again in the cosmetology classroom giving another mom a fresh new do. When time for our lunch/home visits, she had invited us into her home. This is where we learned much more about this […]

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Lend to the Lord – Reap Amazing Rewards

One of the most amazing things God did prior to this trip was lead me to connect 11 precious children at Compassion’s Casa de Pan child development center with their sponsors. Even more amazing were the blessings of looking all but one (sadly, he didn’t make it to church that morning) of those children in […]

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The Darkness and The Light

A few modern banks and some government buildings aside, the finest structures in El Salvador are churches and gas stations. A silly observation perhaps. I’m not sure the connection. For sure, the churches stand out as inviting places to gather. The contrast between the powers of darkness and the Light of Christ is also highly […]

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“Joy” for the Journey

So many neat little pieces have fit perfectly into the puzzle, and somehow into my luggage as well. (But that’s another story.) As I’m reminded yet again that this journey is a place God has chosen for me to be, allow me to share yet another little story In preparation for (and anticipation of) some […]

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Not Even a Mouse (or a Compassion Child) Slips through the Cracks

God’s love is meteoric, his loyalty astronomic, His purpose titanic, his verdicts oceanic. Yet in his largeness nothing gets lost; Not a man, not a mouse, (not a sponsored Compassion child) slips through the cracks. —Psalm 36:5-6, The Message Bible “This experience will probably be different than anything you’re expecting.” Seasoned mission trippers have made […]

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“My Favorite Name to Be Called is Fabi!”

Fabiola? Michelle? Or……? That was the question as I chose the coordinated fabrics to create some fun (and personalized) totes/backpacks for the girls I sponsor in El Salvador. It was a rather intimidating thought to put a name on the child’s bag that the child didn’t even use…. So, here’s the story — and, of […]

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