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Africa / Stories

Just Surviving…

Mama Christine (as she is fondly referred to by her community) is raising her six children alone after she was widowed when devastation (perpetrated by rebels of a different faith) came to her community. Her traumatized neighbors wanted to flee from the area, but they didn’t have that option. “What will happen to us; where […]

Stories

The Wolf

There is a saying that “we judge others by their actions, but we judge ourselves by our intentions.” You have likely heard that before. Henry Montesino earned the title of “the Wolf” in his community, a big bitter man who would leap into attack mode at the slightest provocation. The CHE master trainers in his […]

Stories / Women's Cycle of Life

Women are not valued…until now!

In large parts of the developing world women get a very bad deal in being treated as the property of their husbands. Oftentimes, they are not valued in the way God intends for them to be valued, with even less respect than their husbands give to the animals they own! Your heart must be broken […]

Stories

They received the same message from God.

Dr. Chris and Jane Palacas are a special couple who lead MAI’s ministry in Uganda. Their story below relates how God led them to start working in Uganda several decades ago. Even as they continue to serve the Lord in what is their third career, they serve Him faithfully with an impact across Uganda that […]

Muslim / Prayer

Partner: Satan or God?

It’s easy to get overly-familiar with the Easter story. Some of us—myself included—have heard it all our lives. We don’t appreciate the power of Jesus expressed in the resurrection or the impact his power has on those who hear the good news for the first time. Does that resonate with you? I find it extremely […]

Africa

Forgiveness Comes Hard

When have you been in a situation in which you needed forgiveness or perhaps you needed to give forgiveness? This subject usually grabs us in the gut and sometimes paralyzes us. Forgiveness often comes hard! On my recent trip to Kenya, I heard an account that is more dramatic than any experience I have ever […]

Prayer

Hope in the New Year

Everybody talks about hope in the New Year, but perhaps it is hard to hope when you see worldwide trends like ISIS, terrorism, chronic political corruption, or anti-Christian sentiments. As I think back over the past seven years, a story of hope about Medical Ambassadors International (MAI) comes immediately to mind. In February 2009, few […]

Children / Church

Endless Need?

I know that Christmas is a time of joy for many people. However, I also know that it can be a time of frustration, too. Perhaps you are frustrated because there are more needs than you can possibly meet. Perhaps you are stunned by the recent terrorist atrocities against innocent people in places like Paris […]

Muslim

Begging for Hope

Have you ever felt you were in the minority opinion when everyone around you was convinced of the opposite? That’s a hard place to be! But it’s exactly where many believers find themselves. Working in areas that are strongly Muslim can be difficult in just that way. Many Muslims are convinced they are the ones […]

Children / Health

Children Open Doors

Change is not something that comes easily. Have you found that to be true? In any group of people, it takes some kind of impetus to bring a desire for change. Across all cultures, one effective motivation is the love of parents for their kids and the hope that their children be happy and well. […]