“I could never do what you’re doing.”
I’ve heard these words many times. God has asked my family to do many hard things and through each situation someone says that phrase. Joining MAF and preparing for our first term overseas has been no exception to this scenario.
The Hamstra family at MAF headquarters around the […]
She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her:
“You are the God who sees me.” —Genesis 16:13
The head of our household is away again for another week, and I am “holding down the fort.” What an interesting phrase. Doing it is as exhausting as it sounds. Alone—no one to share the […]
“The Lord sits enthroned over the flood” — Psalm 29:10a
That Saturday night seemed like any other. It began raining around 5:30 p.m., like it had for many weeks during this extreme rainy season. Even though I had a scary experience with running into some flooding while taking a friend back up to school around […]
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”
I didn’t realize how deep the rut had grown until we started to spread our wings again.
Doing the same thing every day can sometimes be a comfort in a foreign […]
“For the LORD will go before you, the God of Israel will be your rear guard.”
One perk of serving with MAF in Papua, Indonesia, is the beautiful beaches. We don’t go often, since getting to our favorite beach requires bouncing over potholes for an hour, scaling narrow heights as the road winds […]
I heard a little commotion behind me, and had barely turned around before the blowing of six horns interrupted the quiet of the river scene.
I chuckled, then rolled my eyes at my teammate. “Thanks a lot, Kathy.”
She shrugged, smiling big back at me.
New Year’s noisemakers in Kalimantan. Photo by Rebecca Hopkins.
Our friends had […]