Wild and Romantic: A Glimpse into the Life of Ann Hasseltine Judson

When someone dies at the age of 37, whether we knew them or not we usually think of it as a great tragedy. That tragedy is founded on the belief that every life holds promise—for some extraordinarily so—but an untimely death snuffs out all that could have been. Yet, there are those whose short lives […]

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A Mentor Remembered: Elisabeth Elliot and Her Legacy

Today I wish to express my gratitude to God for giving my generation Elisabeth Elliot. I mentioned in an earlier post that I met Elisabeth and her husband Lars in South Carolina many years ago. Two years ago on this date she went home to be with her Lord. I’m sure many of you are […]

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Community Pool: April 26

Today’s community pool is rather short but so interesting we didn’t want to wait for a larger collection.  We hope you will take the time to read about the Christian history centered in North Korea.  It’s an amazing story! They called it a “Jerusalem of the East.” Read this fascinating article about the work of […]

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Standing in the Gap

What does it mean to be a world Christian? Nancy and I are reading In the Gap by David Bryant, a book that seeks to answer that question. Bryant makes three main points: We are called to a greater view of God. We are called to a bigger vision of the world. We are called to […]

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For the Joy Set Before Him: Day Six

It is an awesome thing that God looks down on all the peoples of the world and names a flock for himself, and then sends missionaries in the name of Christ, and then leads his chosen ones to the sound of the gospel, and then saves them. They could be saved no other way. Missions […]

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Wherever You Go

The hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord. Acts 11:21 In this four-minute clip, John Piper encourages those who are answering the call of the Great Commission. You’re a single woman or a single guy, a married couple, old or young, you’re retired, and you’re […]

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Special People, Special Week

One of the great things about missionary assessment is meeting other missionaries that are preparing to leave for the field. During our week in Philadelphia, we met two very special people who God is calling to Guatemala, Rob and Esther Reich. Both Rob, a P.A., and Esther, a nurse, are MKs (missionary kids) who met at […]

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Charlotte, Asheville, & Prague

We are presently members at Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. We love our church. We love corporate worship on the Lord’s Day. We love this community of believers. But we also love (and miss terribly) our family at Covenant Reformed in Asheville where we were members for many years. The funny thing—kind of God’s […]

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Cacophonous Clashes

The house was quiet. Brian and the boys had packed the car with baseball gear and left for their Monday night practice. I mindlessly filled the dishwasher with plates and silverware from the hurried dinner we had consumed an hour earlier and now looked forward to some quiet time with a book a friend had […]

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Pictorial History of Our Life Among the Seminole Tribes in South Florida

The name Seminole means “wild people” or “runaway.”  However, the Seminoles of Florida think of themselves as the “Unconquered People.”  Seminoles in Florida trace their history back to the Lower Creek tribe of Georgia and Alabama that migrated to Florida in search of new land on which to farm their crops of beans, corn, and […]

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