A Bird, A Girl, A Rescue: Changing the Stories We Are Stuck In

A Bird, A Girl, A Rescue: Changing the Stories We Are Stuck In

Editor’s note: Serge author and missionary Dr. Jennifer Myhre offers 10 reasons to buy her brand-new African adventure story A Bird, A Girl, and A Rescue. Learn more about the first book in the series A Chameleon, A Boy, and A Quest. 10.  You have someone in your life in the 8-14 age range whom you love.  These books […]

By Jennifer Myhre on September 27, 2016

The Birth Pains of Glory

The Birth Pains of Glory

It was a day more than 30 years in the making.   On Saturday, July 29, an estimated 500 people assembled on a soccer field at Christ School in Bundibugyo, in western Uganda. Attendees came from the other side of the village and the other side of the world, all eager to celebrate the dedication […]

By Tim Hoiland on September 21, 2016

Healed People Heal People: A Picture of the Christian Life

Healed People Heal People: A Picture of the Christian Life

Our son Anteneh’s life paints such a beautiful picture of the gospel. When we first met him in Ethiopia, he was three years old. He had open wounds on his head and arms and scars on his cheeks. He had blood and pus oozing from his ear, a round belly from intestinal parasites, and a […]

By Brooke West on September 14, 2016

Kenya Team Seeks a Doctor to Disciple and Medically Train Residents

Kenya Team Seeks a Doctor to Disciple and Medically Train Residents

Combine your gifts for medicine and discipleship to serve in a unique residency program that is equipping the next generation of Kenyan doctors.  If you are interested, please fill out a Go Form. If you know someone who is interested, please send them our way (go@serge.org).   Term: 1­-2 years service (short term), or 4 years service (long ­term) Responsibilities: Doctors will be consultant level physicians and trainers in Kenyan hospitals. Setting: Kabarak Family Medicine Residency Program trains Kenyan doctors to be ready to manage a district hospital. It is a Christian 4­-year residency that includes more extensive training in medicine, pediatrics, OB/Gyn, and […]

By Serge on September 13, 2016

Something Missionaries and Minorities Share in Common: Lament for Home

Something Missionaries and Minorities Share in Common: Lament for Home

“Home is acceptance,” she said, describing her dad’s first sold out concert in March 1998. Her father is the Detroit musician Rodriguez who now regularly travels to foreign countries to play sold out venues that hold over 10,000 avid fans. Even still, few know about him in his home country. Rodriguez’s daughter was visibly moved […]

By R.J. March on September 08, 2016

Hope for Post-Labor-Day Blues: Work as Image-Bearing in God's Economy

Hope for Post-Labor-Day Blues: Work as Image-Bearing in God's Economy

We are tugged in so many different directions by people and institutions that want to conform us into their image. Nevertheless, our work is being transformed by God through our faithful gospel presence. It is not an accident that God has placed you where you are. Through your presence, you reflect God’s character as one […]

By Robert Alexander on September 07, 2016

Seven Key Components of Effective International Mission Programs, part II

Seven Key Components of Effective International Mission Programs, part II

See the first three Seven Key Components of Effective International Mission Programs, part I.   4 | An effective mission program requires a focused team or committee to implement the clear, shared vision of the leaders. While the pastor and elders discern the church’s calling and set the vision, it is important to have a mission […]

By Josiah Bancroft on September 01, 2016