Day 5: Chains are Broken

Saturday the Brentwood Team returned to Pugwini village.  This day started with farming as the team continued to plant elephant grass.  As we worked, Sports Outreach was teaching the villagers how to plant the grass properly so that it could generate enough feed for the cow.  During this time, we were fellowshipping with the villagers […]

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

Being an adult in my mid-thirties, that question doesn’t really carry that much weight as the answer that I would have given as a child really has very little to do with what I am doing today. Somewhere along the way, those hopes and dreams got mixed with a dose of reality that was attached […]

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The One

When there are thousands and thousands in need of light, love and rescue, it’s easy to get discouraged. Overwhelmed. Hopeless. The reality is that in Bangkok alone, there are tens of thousands of women, girls, boys and ladyboys in the sex industry. It doesn’t take much time here to realize that the only way to […]

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Showing God’s Light in Dark Places

It’s hard to exactly explain what all I experienced last night with my team in the camp. I’ll try to explain as best as I can, but know that words you’re about to read won’t do justice to what we see and experience here in person. Also know that I won’t be able to give […]

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A Plentiful Harvest in the Middle East

The harvest is plentiful. That is a reality that our team came in contact with this evening. We came here on a mission to share the love of Christ with those who have not heard, but I do not think that any of us were fully prepared to see the work that God had in […]

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The hope of New Beginnings

[youtube=http://youtu.be/C-9wq7AkYzA] by Johanna Calfee The purple, makeshift curtain stretches across the room as a group of young women quietly giggle and point at one another, trying to decide who is up next. A candidate quickly emerges as the petite teen slides on her knees inaudibly across the aged marble floor to hunker in front of […]

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The Thief’s Playground

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” -John 10:10 by Johanna Calfee The night air has lifted most of the day’s heat but on Soi 4, things are only starting to heat up. Here, at the “World’s Largest Adult […]

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What is the power of one word?

My team and I just recently returned from a missions trip to South Asia with our partner FAMM. This trip was incredible in so many ways and I know that none of us will ever be the same; nor will the people whose lives God touched through our team. When I think about the impact […]

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Full

When asked the loaded question “how was your trip?” how do I explain that He blessed me in the simplest of ways and not how I expected? That the sweetest aroma didn’t come from IAD’s Starbucks but from the unity our team shared, and that the most valuable times didn’t take place when I awkwardly […]

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