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The Goat Girls













13Jun

Micro-Discipleship

It’s worth it. Keo grips this deep conviction tightly each time his motorcycle’s tires slip on the rutted, monsoon-soaked roads that snake through the wild hills and mountains of Northern Laos. During the long hours—sometimes days—of his hazardous journeys, his thoughts often drift into prayer. Prayer for his mission ahead, and prayers for his wife and two young children he’s left at home. He knows the pursuit of his passion might have dire consequences for those he loves.

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Mr. Cheng, from the A-Che tribe
15Mar

A Long Road to Faith

It wasn't easy for Mr. Cheng to exercise faith in this strange person named Jesus he'd been learning about—the whole concept felt so foreign to him. But there was something to it; a transforming power he couldn't deny. Was it something that could fill the aching pit in his soul?

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Representative picture of Nora, persecuted missionary in Pakistan
09Mar

Finding Shelter in the Promised Land

I wonder what Abraham, David or Elijah would think about the Promised Land today. The truth is, modern Israel is not the romanticized place we learned about in Sunday School. On the contrary, I've learned it's a messy melting pot of people who often carry a lot of pain—many of whom have found various self-destructive, addictive ways to numb it.

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09Mar

When God Used Buddha

He stood there, frozen and strangely insistent. But he was, after all, just a statue—a massive, imposing figure of Buddha, clad in gold—pointing a long golden finger out over a city far below. "I know that statue, and the city I’m being told to go to," thought Khamh Lian Thang the next day as he relived his vivid dream from the night before. He knew he needed to obey this calling on his life, despite the many people, including his family and friends, whom he knew would be begging him not to go.

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