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“Higher and Higher”

“When I came up out of the water it was like a huge rock was lifted off my back, I felt joy and freedom that I can’t explain, the Father loves me!” Sunday we were blessed to witness several baptisms of people who have come to Christ through Love in Action ministries. The quote above […]

The Blessings of Seasons of Humility

The changing of an outside light bulb on one of our buildings should have taken a few minutes. However after living several years in Africa, I have learned it is likely to take much longer then you think. True to form I was still working on this an hour later as rusted bolts caused a […]

The Most Important “Yet” of Thanksgiving!

How are you doing making sense of all that is going on in our world? The wars in Europe and the Middle East, the cultural wars where wrong is right and right is wrong. Here in Africa inflation is soaring and economic collapse where the poor and the marginalized suffer intensely. Chaos seems to be […]

Prayers Colliding

Written by Mike Verkaik The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.  John 1:5 (NIV) Dawn and I just finished eating lunch with Edelyn*, one of the middle school residents at the motel ministry we are a part of.  While sitting around the table, an honest conversation developed of parents/partners […]

More Salt and Light Please

I love this picture, not only because of the people in it, but also for what happened just before the picture was taken. As the students and leaders were taking in the view-a wave crashed over the breaker and splashed them with salty water. Yes, salt sprinkled their faces, hair, clothes, or shoes. And perhaps […]