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Stories from the mission field of hope, love, and the life-changing impact of cross-cultural relationships rooted in Christ.

When God Picks Shepherds

God is so surprising sometimes. He chose a group of young, uneducated, probably stinky boys to be a part of the most holy moment in history.

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Top Mission Trips to Take Post Grad

If you are post-grad and think itís too late to travel, itís not! Take three months to explore the world, and see the heart of God in new and exciting places. It may be scary to take the leap of faith, but I guarantee you will never regret it.

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Unlikely People in an Unlikely Place: Christmas in Modern Day Bethlehem

Jesus knows what itís like to be a nobody in the midst of chaos. He understands the plight of the weak, the lowly and the marginalized. He lived it.

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More Than a Map

Before coming to the Holy Land, I remember the time I spent just staring at that little map in the back of my Bible. I remember just sitting in my living room in little ol' Cleveland, TX, smiling at a map of a place thousands of miles away.

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Let's Tackle This Together

What a challenge it is for me (and hopefully for you!) to realize that our life legacy is written day by day, minute by minute, friend by friend, stranger by stranger.

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My New 8pm Bedtime

I am living with two Palestinian grandmas who go to sleep at 8pm. Who knew I would be going from Senior year to the Senior life?

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Snuggled Up In Their Bed

Though they live in a land with a wall that blocks them from the rest of the world, there are no walls in their hearts, there are no walls toward me.

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What Am I Doing Here?

I don't have those answers. But I am choosing to immerse, challenge myself to put myself second, and to be vulnerable and uncomfortable for the sake of others.

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Turns Out, I'm Crazy

What started as a means of wanting change, a distraction and getting away, I believe has transformed into something with great purpose and intention.

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Simply Living in the Holy Land

While we played, the barriers disappeared. It didn’t matter where we were, where we were from, what we did... we were simply four people laughing about silly mistakes and teaching each other new games.

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