By Lydia Barnes (WIM Missionary 270) “Maria” is a 20-year-old mom with a two-year old and twins on the way any day now. Her husband works all day in the avocado orchards to make only $10. He hasn’t been able to pay for new supplies to re-roof their house, so we were able to be the […]
By Lydia Barnes (WIM Missionary 270) Where we live, there are wooden houses called trojes built with wooden beams and steep roofs. There are dusty streets, more horses than cars, women in ankle-length skirts, long braided hair, colorful shawls, and loudspeakers booming announcements in an obscure tongue. They are slowly giving way to modern monstrosities […]
By Chuck Hall, WIM President Mary Nell and I recently returned from Lapu-Lapu, Philippines. The city was named after the first Filipino hero, the native chieftain Lapu-Lapu, who in 1521, defeated the Spanish troops and killed their Portuguese leader, Ferdinand Magellan. I had always considered Magellan a hero, but it is a matter of perspective. Mary […]
By Janine Alvarado [JAPAN] One of our big decisions was which cell group to attend because that is where we will be focusing a lot of our energy. After visiting a few, we prayed about it and decided to join this group. We were somehow able to serve up lunch for a large group in our […]
By Ron Mouser [MEXICO] Recently, Ivonne rescued a woman who was being beat by her “husband” in the alley next to our house. He was threatening to kill the woman with a big rock when Ivonne rushed out and began shouting at him. While the man was distracted, we were able to rush the woman […]
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