A Noble Effort

A Noble Effort

  By Mike Delorenzo The patient work of Literacy Ministry Written words are patient things. Once they find their form in so many sentences and are bound into books, they wait. They remain unchanged in the fleeting breadth of a human lifespan, and untouched in the...
The End of the Road

The End of the Road

  by Kenny Bendiksen Glenn and Sandy Wilton first came to Adi in 1976 to live among the Kakwa tribe of northeastern Congo. They did not arrive on a two or four-year assignment. They came, like missionaries of a different era, “for the duration.” But some...
Fishing at Night

Fishing at Night

By Mike Saum At night, globes of light wink into existence on the expanse of the water. More and more appear, like a string of glowing pearls bobbing on a swath of velvet. The fisherman place lanterns on small, hand-lashed floats and release them, one by one, onto the...
Move Against the Fear

Move Against the Fear

  Written by Mike Delorenzo “Sometimes when we are called to obey, the fear does not subside and we are expected to move against the fear. One must choose to do it afraid.”  –Elizabeth Elliot I have only one pair of good boots and I seldom get to use them. But they...
Room for a Few More

Room for a Few More

Written by Mike Saum Q & A with RVA Dorm Parents Jeff and Joyellen Hazard An hour’s drive from Nairobi, in a forest of wild olive and pencil cedar trees that looks out over the Great Rift Valley, there stands a school. Much has changed in Africa since Teddy...
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