Bathing in Bangadi

Bathing in Bangadi

  This is it. I’ve reached my end. I step gingerly into the bathing stall – a structure built of bamboo with no covering overhead. The problem with using bamboo to build bathroom walls is that there are big gaps in between the sticks. Someone hung a tarp to cover...
Educating Third-Culture Kids

Educating Third-Culture Kids

By Heidi Thulin A third-culture kid (TCK) is an interesting and precious kind of human being. The term, coined in the 1950s by an American sociologist, refers to children who accompany their parents into another society. “They are pulled away from everything,” Jill, a...

I Write to You, Young Men

I Write to You, Young Men A call for single men to engage in missions ; By Mike Delorenzo On Field Media “Two thirds of active missionaries are married couples. Another third are single women. The rest are single men.” This is not exactly a statistic, per se. It’s a...
The Mark of an Airplane

The Mark of an Airplane

  by Heidi Thulin    (contributions from Jerry Hurd)  Sunlight slowly spilled over the horizon as Captain Denny Dyvig, a long-time pilot with AIM Air, prepared the Cessna 206 for her final flight from Nairobi, Kenya. Her dented aluminum had seen many years of...
Moving Towards Shalom

Moving Towards Shalom

  by Mike Saum Shells from the 20mm cannons shredded the mango trees nearby, peppering the bank where he sought cover. Mortar rounds and rocket-propelled grenades ripped gaping holes in the landscape. His enemies from the Ngeti tribe, bolstered from troops from...