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Grateful

"I will cry to God Most High who accomplishes all things for me..." "Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you: He will never allow the righteous to be shaken."  "But as for me I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever. I will give you thanks forever, because you have done it all." God has kept his promises to us 1000 times. When I look back I am amazed again and again. These are the things He has accomplished this year:   The Church The many bible studies we have had over ...

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The Bounty Hunter

The Bounty Hunter “You are a good boy, Danny.” I haven't heard that for quite some years! But there it was again - “You are a good by, Danny” Then a third time. I was just trying to listen to the Spirit: my assignment was to be a Bounty Hunter this morning - walk to Siamate Village early Sat morn and try to find Mutenta – an 9 year old girl who just became sponsored and yet for the last weeks has not come to our Saturday tutoring and skills class. Gonna bring that girl in, dead or alive! While in Siamate I learned that Mutenta had ...

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The Bicycle Story

We've been walking for over an hour and still no village in sight. Passing thru the deep bush went by fast, with the good company of Joshua and Lishomo, but every now and then I would marvel at the forest, the tall grass lands, the typical African landscape that seems suitable for lions to roam. 80 minutes from the nearest village and 40 minutes from the paved road, Bengweta Village has no church except a dying Zion Church – a blend of African witchcraft and Christian ecstatic chicanery. It also has no shabeen (African village bar) – hallelujah! The village is ...

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Of Esther… of Mutenta…. of Shamira… of Jordan… of Setina…

Esther M. is a case study in adolescent poverty. She doesn't deserve her life situation. It's her mantle to make the most of it. But for a 14 year old who has always lived in abject poverty and whose entire extended family is living such, there is little initiative or experience to make a new path. Perhaps she has tried, or has seen her mother try – to no avail. Poverty grips them like a trap. She has one nice shirt, which here makes her look presentable – it is carefully cleaned and mended to preserve it, for who knows when another benevolent handout may arrive. ...

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