Missionary Amy Carmichael Part 2

*Affiliate links included. In Part I yesterday we saw that Amy Carmichael had arrived in India. She settled in at a missionary school in Dohnavur, near the southern tip of India, working with a missionary couple. She felt that her mission was to preach to anyone she could get to listen. She soon found that the layers of clothes and pith-like helmets the English wore were both uncomfortable and alienating. Amy adopted the Indian wrapped-dress, the sari, and wore it {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss, a book to help those going through the emotional and spiritual upheaval of job loss or underemployment. Her other Christian books are: A Secret Hope (novel), Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times, all available in print and e-book on amazon.com. She has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses and enjoys teaching the Bible.

Missionary Amy Carmichael Part 1

*Affiliate links included. One of the reasons I love the story of Amy Carmichael is she was a writer who authored at least 35 books and a number of poems.  I loved her writing before I knew her story. The classic book on her life is A Chance to Die by Elisabeth Elliot. She credited Amy’s life story as inspiring her and her husband Jim Elliot (who was killed by Auca Indians on the mission field) to go into missionary {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss, a book to help those going through the emotional and spiritual upheaval of job loss or underemployment. Her other Christian books are: A Secret Hope (novel), Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times, all available in print and e-book on amazon.com. She has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses and enjoys teaching the Bible.

Book Review: The Insanity of God

* This post contains affiliate links. Have you ever read a book that made such a deep impact on your life that you could not stop thinking about it or telling people about it? It has been several weeks now since I read The Insanity of God and I am still thinking about it daily and praying for the persecuted saints around the globe. Nik Ripken is a false name the author writes under because he is a missionary who has served {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

Safer in God’s Hands in the Middle of Africa

Our kids are born to spread their wings and leave the nest. That is a truth we all know, but it is so much different when you are the mom and your child is leaving the nest. Two weeks ago our youngest child walked across the graduation platform and last week she boarded a plane headed to Swaziland, Africa. I have had such a mixture of emotions: pride and joy mixed with sadness. It is not that I don’t want {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

Mercy in the Marketplace

”If you had known what these words mean, I desire mercy, not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the innocent.” [Matthew 12:7] Unlike the jungles of Africa the mission fields of the western world are found in the fields of business and commerce. Those of us called to this mission field see daily the consequences of; broken lives, bloated selfishness and beleaguered children of God who have fogged their minds and fashioned their hearts with the things of this world. Into {Read More}

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Mission: Hospitality

Last year, I experienced one of life’s major moments: I bought a home. As a single-again woman, I beamed with pride on closing day. For most of the five years after my divorce, I lived in a decent-sized apartment. But I didn’t let that stop me from having people over. Now, with my very own home, I had a unique opportunity–welcoming even more people into my mission field. I didn’t know that God already had a plan in mind. Several {Read More}

About Daphne Tarango

Daphne Tarango is a freelance writer who comforts others with the comfort she has received from God. Daphne is a recovery speaker and writers’ group president. She has published numerous inspirational articles in print and online magazines. She has three stories in the inspirational collection, Women of the Secret Place, published by Ambassador International. Daphne is married to Luis and in the past year, has resigned from corporate life to take a position as a stay-at-home mom of three adopted children. To connect with Daphne, visit her blog: http://DaphneWrites.com.

Instilling a Love for Missions

Whenever someone from your family goes on a mission trip, that’s the perfect time to study that country. If your husband is in the military and gets deployed to different countries, that’s another good time to study a country. You can support someone from your church who is a missionary or someone who is going on a short-term mission. One time my family wanted to support a young couple going on a mission trip to Africa for a month. (He {Read More}

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Mentoring Kids in Missions

It is never too early to start building a vision for missions in our kids’ hearts. I pray that my kids will grow up with a heart for the peoples of the world and a zeal to see God’s Word proclaimed among the nations. What are some practical ways to see this happen? First of all, through prayer. I love the book Window on the World: A Prayer Atlas for Children. This beautiful book has full-color photos of different people {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Cajun Cookoff!

Love Cajun cookin’? Last year the Lord used a Cajun Cookoff in our congregation’s fund-raising efforts for missions. It’s a fun way to bring together delicious dishes and an opportunity to get together with church and community family and friends. I lived in Louisiana for a few years and love Cajun food–for me helping plan a Cajun Cookoff was a lot of fun.  In our church there are also several great cooks and lovers of Cajun food.  In the past {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

Spuds with the Buds: Mission Fundraising

This is an easy fun summer party that can be done for any age group. Spuds with your Buds We baked enough potatoes for our guests then provided fun fixings for the potatoes.  You can have your guests bring a fixing for the potato bar and it will give them a reason to come.  Some of our fixings were Butter Sour Cream Grilled chicken Pulled pork and barbecue sauce Bacon Bits Cheese You get the idea.  Just pull together what {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.