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Surprise Visitor

“Abraham is on his way here. He wants to stay for a few days,” Christian said. I blinked. “Uh, what?” I glanced at our living room floor. We had just finished our Quarantine Workout, and yoga mats and water bottles (our makeshift weights) littered the floor. Gladys A. and Hudson…

A Cry for Help

Did you know Jesus can help us with our fears? He sure helped me! Here’s how it happened. It was early in the morning, and my dad needed to go to our language school to pick something up. I asked to go along, so we hopped on my mom’s bike…

Making Spaghetti

One day our friends invited us to go and make spaghetti at their house. To my surprise there were three different colors of dough to make the pasta. One dough had beets in it and was dark red. Another was green from spinach. The last was the normal plain yellow…

Wildfire

The day was hot and dry as my mother and I walked to our fields. It hadn’t rained for months, and the dry elephant grass reached far above my head. The rains would soon return, and my mother needed my help to prepare our fields for planting. But I didn’t…

Sombat the Snake

When we bought our house here in Cambodia, there was a mysterious row of tiny brick foundations behind it. The previous owners said they had been building coops for chickens they raised to feed their giant pet python. “He lived right in this house with us,” they told me. “We…

Ministry Through Adversity

This year, we were very glad to welcome Ivan, our first student missionary since we moved to Hisland! He was supposed to arrive in mid-February, but things got really tangled up with his visa. First, he got stranded for a few days in a country where he was only supposed…

Abundant Life

“High tide is at 4:30,” Mary Ann reminded us as her husband Jerry pulled their 18-foot open-bow boat up to the rocky beach. “We should have plenty of time to saw logs into rounds and roll them down to the beach. We need to have the boat loaded before high…

Speaking Tai-Kadai

*Hi, my name is Joy.* I am six years old. I just moved to Tai-Kadai six months ago. I was born here, but we moved away when I was two years old. Now we are back, and I am learning the language all over again. I still remember a few…

Taste and See

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” (Ps. 34:8). In the crucibles of life, there are times when I do not know the direction the Lord wants us to go. When there is no clear way to proceed, we have…

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