10 Years Since the Earth Shook

10 Years Since the Earth Shook

My first trip to a developing country was in 2007. A few friends and I traveled to Zimbabwe with hopes of connecting our church in Austin, Texas with some churches in Africa. During my visit, I met some Zimbabwean leaders: a couple named John and Orpah Chinyowa. John...
3 Ways Giving Leads to a Fulfilled Life

3 Ways Giving Leads to a Fulfilled Life

It’s that time of the year again… the cold air moves in, the leaves start to diminish, and all things Christmas dominate our lives. If we can fight all the noise and clutter, the shopping, the extra parties and the pressure to perform, we remember the subtle...
A Full Heart

A Full Heart

Last week, I wrote about how my time in The Middle East broke my heart. But eight days in Ethiopia reminded me that the work we do is succeeding beyond our hopes and dreams. My heart is full, because I was able to see so many lives transformed while in Ethiopia. When...
A Broken Heart

A Broken Heart

So many emotions flooded my soul as I visited Jordan and heard stories from Syrian and Iraqi refugees and new friends who are part of the persecuted church – which simply means, they became Christians, and because of that decision their lives are in constant...