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Teaching Women

On Thursday, a local denomination’s head pastor accompanied me an hour and a half outside our town to speak to the women in one of his […]


This is Luisa, a 16-year-old neighbor and niece of the couple I live with. Eager to follow Christ, she wanted me to study the Bible with […]

Favor, Worth, and Refuge – Gleanings from Ruth 2

With an election coming up, there are many campaign visits happening across the country. Candidates are hoping to drum up some support for their platform, their […]

The Beautiful Community Webinar

The church is at its best when it pursues the biblical value of unity in diversity. Our world has been torn asunder by racial, ethnic, and ideological […]

Zechariah: The LORD Remembers

Author: Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, son of Iddo. Iddo, his grandfather was a priest listed (Neh. 12:4) among the exiles that returned to Jerusalem under […]

Matthew’s Accident

Bonifácio has two nephews with similar names that both translate to “Matthew” in English. Both young men teach at the preschool. One lives with us, and […]

Uncertainty, Loss, & Sovereignty – Gleanings from Ruth 1

Our Setting We are living in a very different world than we were just five short months ago. There has been a pandemic driving fear and […]

Socially Distanced African Church

After 17 weeks of worshiping online via audio recordings, our African church resumed in-person services in August.  There are plenty of novelties, to be sure:  an […]

Triad Groups at Emmanuel 2020

“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and […]

End of Summer Update Dear Church Family, 2020 has been such a strange year for all of us, both individually and collectively as a church: difficult, challenging, and far […]
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