Can God Really Use This For Good?

Posted by on May 24, 2018

Can God Really Use This For Good?

So I’m guessing that most of you are probably wondering about this…” I held up my left arm, jerking my head at the intimidating metal brace strapped around it, and looked out at the crowd of students, staff, and guests from the town of Biarritz, France.  Nearly a hundred people were crammed into the dining area of what had formerly been the hotel “La Romance.” “And I KNOW that most of you guys...

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What Really Went Down in Bethlehem – Kailah’s Version

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018

What Really Went Down in Bethlehem – Kailah’s Version

“I think tonight might actually end up being more of a children’s event than a youth event…” My dad and I were stepping off the stage after a soundcheck in the West Bank. “Really?” I looked around the room and noticed a few little kids climbing up the giant BMX ramp that our team had spent the afternoon setting up in the center of the event hall. He might be...

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A Crisis of Conscience in Jerusalem

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018

A Crisis of Conscience in Jerusalem

I was doing everything in my power to appear calm, collected, and confident. But internally I was fighting a war. We were minutes away from taking the stage in the heart of Jerusalem for an historic collaboration between the Christian and Orthodox Jewish communities, and I was deeply conflicted. Not about the collaboration – that was the thrilling part.  Gifted speakers and musicians had...

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Four Bullets in Bethlehem

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018

Four Bullets in Bethlehem

“When the people in my city learned that I was a Palestinian who was a Christian and also believed in God’s plan for the Jewish people, many people became very angry…” A few of the small crowd of Americans seated in the large, white-tiled meeting room in the West Bank shifted in their chairs and the room went still. “But God gives me strength, and I MUST proclaim the message of the new life that...

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Israel-Bound – Transformation in the Middle East

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018

Israel-Bound – Transformation in the Middle East

In less than a week, we’re scheduled to travel to Israel, one of our favorite places on Earth.  We love the food, the culture, and most of all, the people – we love their fire, their hospitality, and even their sometimes intense honesty! We’ve visited the land several times in the past to pray for the country, but this will be our FIRST time visiting for the specific purpose of...

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How To Cause a Kenyan Traffic Jam

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018

How To Cause a Kenyan Traffic Jam

It was rush hour in Nairobi. And we were making the most of it. Across the street from our makeshift stage, a dense throng of brightly dressed shoppers was haggling loudly over vegetables, chickens, hubcaps, purses, and cellphone accessories under the shade of an enormous acacia tree. A group of several hundred had gathered in front us, drawn by the loud music and the sight of our friend John...

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