Spiritual warfare is very real. The demonic is very real. Alemu, an evangelist here in Ethiopia, experienced spiritual warfare in an amazing way. It all happened when he went to a region of Western Ethiopia to share the gospel amongst a Muslim tribe. He was staying in one sma
Abera is an amazing man with an amazing wife. I met them here in Ethiopia. They are national evangelists and missionaries. Abera is hard to miss. He has only one eye but has big smile. As I was teaching I talked about persecution and his wife signaled to me that Abera had be
Sometimes as I teach I am intimidated by the faith or experience of my students. Often, especially in academic circles, you have two kinds of students: Those who know nothing and are taking the classes because it is all new to them, or those who are incredibly experienced, but
Pinch! It’s real. I am living a dream! I am sitting on the balcony of a guest cabin of the Kale Heywert School of Missions campus in Durame, Ethiopia. I arrived last night after three days of traveling from Cambodia. I had to make six plane connections and one six-hour drive i
There is nothing more painful than when a missionary leaves the field, whether it is for a short break or permanently. This is because somehow the missionary feels they are failing in what God has called them to do. Missionaries have a saying too that “the only honorable way to
Travel Tuesday: Monk-mobile Location: Pursat Province, Cambodia Everyone has heard of the Pope-mobile which carries the head of the Catholic Church on his official visits. In Cambodia we regularly see the monk-mobile.
Right now I am visiting Jakarta, Indonesia. This city of fifteen million people can be impersonal and easily bring on feelings of claustrophobia because of the mass of people. I am on a quick four-day trip to Jakarta to visit two projects run by Christians: One a printing compa
I think I have been to an Easter Service nearly every year of my life. I remember a few quite well for various reasons, but Sunday’s Easter Service here in Phnom Penh will be one I will remember for a long time. Some of the most memorable services for me include one sunrise serv