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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Oppression in India

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018

Oppression in India

“Hey Zach, can I get your help over here?” “Sure man,” I looked up from the brightly colored throng of people in front of me and tried to wipe the sweat out of my eyes with the back of my hand, probably leaving a dirty smudge across my forehead, “What’s up? We had just finished a performance in Latur, India, one of the most unreached cities in one of the most unreached provinces in the country,...

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Overwhelmed in India, a Party in Iowa, and a Stalking Santa…

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017

Overwhelmed in India, a Party in Iowa, and a Stalking Santa…

I standing in front of a makeshift stage in India in front of a crowd of people outfitted in a dizzying array of colors and fabrics, and I was truly overwhelmed. And not in a positive, “Wow, this is great” kind of way, but more of a, “How on earth can we possibly help meet all of these needs?” kind of way…     I had left Greece the day before, flown overnight through Bahrain, and then...

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Happy Thanksgiving! From Heartache to Healing

Posted by on Nov 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!  From Heartache to Healing

“I didn’t understand what he was saying…” my new Afghani friend shook his head,” I couldn’t understand why he kept asking me if I was okay…” We were leaning against a dusty wrought iron railing on the second-story roof of a building on the island of Lesvos, Greece, soaking in five minutes of sun between discipleship training sessions at a Youth With a Mission refugee base.  There were several...

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