Ordinary People, Ordinary Gifts, Extraordinary Mission

Ordinary People, Ordinary Gifts, Extraordinary Mission

After she graduated from college in the Spring of 2015, Hannah could have settled into the normal rhythms of “adult life,” staying in her comfort zone, running camp kitchens in the summer and coaching volleyball during the school year. Instead, she moved to urban South Asia to spend six months at Serge’s Freedom Bakery.   […]

By Andrew "Smith" on February 24, 2016

Stopping to Hear the Invitation of Repentance

Stopping to Hear the Invitation of Repentance

Now, therefore, says the LORD, Turn to Me with all your heart, With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning. So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness; And He relents from doing harm. – Joel 2:12-13   […]

By Jennifer Myhre on February 19, 2016

From Sonship to Kinship: The Message of Adoption in Romania

From Sonship to Kinship: The Message of Adoption in Romania

For many years now, our Serge team has worked to see the more practical and systematic spirituality of the church of the West combined more and more with the organic, less-linear spirituality that we have found in Romania. All of our team members came to Cluj, Romania, transformed by the teaching of Sonship, and grateful […]

By Ailisha O'Sullivan on February 16, 2016

The Theology of Scarcity and My Dog Emmett

The Theology of Scarcity and My Dog Emmett

No one formally instructed me on the theology of scarcity, but somehow I believed it. I didn’t even know I believed it until Emmett, our cairn terrier, showed me.   On our daily walks Emmett always looked for something to eat. Any moldy piece of bread or chicken bone with ants crawling all over it […]

By Hunter Dockery on February 12, 2016

God is a Missionary: The Story of Fariah

God is a Missionary: The Story of Fariah

God is a missionary. His plan is to rescue a run-away planet by bringing the lost out of darkness into His marvelous light. His plan includes cooperation, and our prayers matter. How does this work in a practical way? I live in a place where people from all over the world come to live; they […]

By Serge on February 10, 2016

Two Types of People, Both in Need of Grace

Two Types of People, Both in Need of Grace

One of the really interesting things about working at a mission-sending agency is that I have an excuse to be a global citizen. I participate in international conference calls and read blogs from far-off lands. I love hearing about what God is up to all around the world. It does, however, tend to produce a […]

By Patric Knaak on February 01, 2016

The End of Hate

The End of Hate

Yesterday, I performed a simple act of kindness toward a young woman, one that many people would do. But it turned into something more profound.   Reflecting on what happened, I believe it was an answer to prayers, both my own prayers for repentance and the prayers of our tiny congregation on Sunday in West […]

By Joel Hylton on February 01, 2016