Exciting update about our World Vision well project :)

Last week, World Vision informed us that they are nearly half-way finished with our well project in the city of Gemena in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Gemena has a population of approximately 170,000 people and sits near the exact center of the continent of Africa). Our financial contributions from last year have gone toward […]

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The end and the beginning

In the end it’s all about the “one.” Today will be my last official Hole in our Gospel posting, and I think the most appropriate way to end is with Richard Stearns’ own words. He writes: “In the end God works in our world one person at a time. The hungry are fed, the thirsty […]

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How to change a bad perception

How do you change a bad perception to a good one? (And, no, this isn’t the beginning line of a cheesy joke—it’s actually a very important question) If perceptions have grown dubious or negative, how do we change them? I hate it when people draw inaccurate perceptions about me. And even more than that I […]

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The Problem with Wake Up Calls

The problem with wake up calls is that they are necessarily annoying. They have to be. A gentle, soothing alarm clock wouldn’t revive a sleepy teenager, and without some strong confrontation elements, Richard Stearns’ The Hole in our Gospel might not stimulate us to appropriate action. However, sometimes the alarm clock message needs to be […]

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Susan Samanya

I can’t stop thinking about her, and I pray for her almost nightly. I worry about her, and I feel a love for her that is quite a lot stronger than I have any right to feel. You see I’ve never even met her. I’ve never heard her voice, I’ve never held her hand, but […]

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