Each week of advent traditionally focuses on a single theme, leading up to Christmas, when the birth of Christ is celebrated. This week's theme is hope, as we reflect on the hope of those waiting for the Messiah and the hope that God sustains in us today... Read More
"We were going to find a way to celebrate with them this year. We have been planning our Haiti “wedding” as long as we have our real ceremony in the States! Read More
In January 2005, I had recently turned my heart back to God and was preparing for my first mission trip with GPPD. I heard about the devestating tsunami that...Read More
Long before Thanksgiving even arrives, we are accosted with shopping advertisements, flashy lights, and other harbingers of a commercialized form of Christmas that would have made shepherds quake at the sight...Read More
My friends and I stood scrunched together at our small, city-airport, arrival’s gate. We anticipated with wonder that perhaps some new life change would be soon walking toward us. Just two days prior, I had been contacted by a local resettlement office... Read More
It was a seemingly insignificant hiccup in my day, but it changed my perspective on access to clean water. The water main in my neighborhood was turned off for...Read More
The crisis in Ukraine has touched the hearts of many. We want you to be encouraged in knowing that even in this dark time, the light of hope shines on...Read More
The end of the familiar Nativity story is joyful, but the beginning of this story is a mess. The journey to the joy was through chaos, uncertainty, and darkness. But the Light was on the way...Read More
I grew up in a small village in Slovakia. I am a Roma woman who grew up with three brothers and a mom and dad. I wasn’t a typical girl, who was very feminine. I was more of a tomboy who liked to play football with the boys...Read More
I am about to pass onto you a glimmer of hope because many of us need a reminder that God sees us, He knows, and He is faithful. If you do not have time to make it to the end of this blog, here is the spoiler...
The creative side of me blossoms when I can envision multiple purposes for something deemed useless. Broken pallet pieces and metal rods? Looks like a spice rack to me. A frame with a warped canvas...
On Saint Patrick’s Day, some celebrate together, some make recipes or crafts, and others simply wear green. But most never consider the real person behind the holiday. As a captive, refugee, and later missionary to Ireland...
Sahar* has faced unthinkable challenges in the 6 years since 2014. She had to flee her home city and say goodbye to family members for...Read More