• No Turning Back

    You could have heard a pin drop after Sergio made the announce­ment. Some of the party guests appeared frozen with drinks raised half way to their gap­ing mouths, a few wept… but no one spoke. They were famil­iar faces to Sergio, fam­ily mem­bers and long time friends all gath­ered together to cel­e­brate his high school grad­u­a­tion, yet he had felt uneasy about how they would respond to his words. Now we were all star­ing at him…

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  • The Deaf Hear

    It was cold. We were above the Arctic Circle in Siberia hold­ing evan­ge­lis­tic ser­vices. The Iron Curtain had fallen, and the Russian peo­ple were hun­gry to hear the good news of sal­va­tion. The night before we had preached to almost seven hun­dred peo­ple, and many had responded to the mes­sage. It was my priv­i­lege that morn­ing to have been asked to speak at a deaf and mute colony of about twenty peo­ple. Knowing my words would be trans­lated into Russian and then con­verted into sign lan­guage…

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    Siberian Mountains