Tag Archives: poverty

Come to the Table

You are helping MAF serve the physical needs of isolated people.


Jesus has striking words for guests at a party thrown by an important Pharisee.

“But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection […]

Living With My Questions

There were so many questions that needed answering when we first moved to Port-au-Prince. Where do we live? What do we eat? Where should my children go to school? With help from veteran missionaries, answers to the above questions came quickly.

Others took more thought: Should we employ house help, and if so, what […]

Grace & Glory

When I was preparing to move to Lesotho I sat down with some women who have all served overseas as missionaries. In our time of fellowship there was one thing every one of them told me would be most important for my longevity and success…

How true I have discovered this to be. While I love […]

Hope in the Darkness

Sometimes as a missionary here in Papua, it’s easy to lose hope. Just outside of our gate lies a world filled with shrouded faces and absent eyes, poverty and ignorance. And in the deeper villages, a world filled with immorality, an ensuing AIDS epidemic and war. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming, like we’re fighting a […]