A Purpose in Suffering

A Purpose in Suffering

  Kelsey’s Story: Since I was a little girl, I have always loved learning about other cultures. Combined with my love for Jesus, my interest in other people and places helped me develop an interest in sharing Christ cross-culturally. After serving on...
Health and Life in God’s Hands

Health and Life in God’s Hands

  Marianne’s story:  In November 2017, I contracted the flu, which set off an autoimmune response in my body. Even after I recovered from the flu, I was tired and achy all the time. The sporadic nerve pain symptoms I had experienced since childhood were now...
Ashes of Abuse Traded for Beauty

Ashes of Abuse Traded for Beauty

  I grew up as a second-generation Chinese-American. My parents were immigrants who had worked hard to come to the United States hoping for a better life, including high hopes and dreams for their children. As a result, my mom was determined my sisters and I...
Words Kill and Words Heal

Words Kill and Words Heal

Patty’s Story: When he was four, my oldest child leaned over to his preschool Bible teacher and whispered, “Jesus never un-loves us.” This wisdom imparted to me from my own son continues to sing over me six years later. Sadly, the earliest words I heard were...
God Is Already There

God Is Already There

Sarah’s Story: Sweat trickled down my forehead as I guzzled down my fifth glass of water in thirty minutes. Earlier that day, I had climbed a small mountain, visited the Picasso museum, and sat on a sandy beach eating brunch and cake by the sea. I had planned my...