Fire Water Quenched by the Spirit









01Feb

Nat’s Not Nice

In the minds of many rural Burmese people, nats are everywhere. I'm not speaking of the insects that we refer to as gnats, but to spirits that allegedly inhabit trees, rocks, mountains and lakes—spirits that are flawed, possess immoral desires, and that need to be regularly appeased by the offerings of fearful worshippers.

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01Nov

A Light for Levi

The plea was urgent: a woman in a distant village was sick and was requesting prayer from the man whom God heard. James Levi quickly followed the messengers into the night, not knowing he was being set up for an ambush. Hiding in the darkness along his route, an angry mob of militant Hindus waited to stone him to death.

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01Nov

A Bible, a Bullhorn, and a Bike

Belly Otienio pedaled his bicycle nine long miles with the weight of a passenger riding on the back, yet he was full of joy. There had been a time when he had no bicycle. Worse, there had been a time when he was unable to even walk. But now he was serving the God who had worked miracles for him. His heart pounded with thankfulness.

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01Oct

The Fight of His Life

Kumar Lama was handed a gun at age 13, when he was forcibly conscripted into an army of Maoist rebels in his home country of Nepal. His communist captors trained him to fight and kill as they sought to overthrow Nepal's long-standing monarchy. When peace finally came to Nepal in 2006, at least 12,000 people had perished in the violence. Kumar's life was spared, and he returned to civilian life, finding work as a carpenter and eventually marrying a girl named Maya Tamang. She gave him a beautiful daughter whom they named Sajina. With his dark past behind him, Kumar looked forward to a brighter future with his young family.

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