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Sungsang Prayer Requests

“I am very thankful that I now want to know about God. I’m thankful that the missionaries are here to teach us. My prayer is that I will be able to learn all about God, and that I can learn to sing and to pray.” Maman Rupid has become a…

Someone Cares

“But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd” (Matt. 9:16 NKJV). “The relationship between God and people of faith can be understood as an attachment bond, in which God is a safe haven, a…

A Heart of Obedience

We are back in the States! After three years of working and living among the Sinim, it’s time for our first furlough. COVID-19 is under control in the region where we work, so it almost felt like it didn’t exist anymore. Our flight home was eerily empty, and I’d never…

Vovó Laura

The word vovó means grandma in Portuguese. Vovó Laura is a gentle widow woman in her sixties whom we met while shuttling church members around our community during a feed-the-hungry initiative. She lives alone, abandoned and uncared for after the death of her husband because her extended family accuses her…

The Power of Prayer

Have you ever prayed for someone in faith that they would accept Jesus as their Savior, but in the back of your mind you can’t visualize how it could be possible, except by the grace of God? Duang and I have had that experience in praying for a man I’ll…

Fishers Fishing for Fishers

“Preach. Be bold. Share with confidence. Christ is coming soon!” The evangelist’s voice boomed as he passionately pushed us to embrace the Great Commission and openly speak the truth. I nodded in agreement, but my heart was in turmoil. He made it sound so simple. Feelings of discouragement, frustration and…

No Such Thing as Impossible

“Do you want to pay $10,000?” The question was sarcastic, but the woman’s voice also conveyed fear and stress about the situation as she half shouted over the phone. “If you have that kind of money and want your passport that badly, I can go back to my office tomorrow…

Editorial: April 2021

Surprise! It’s our student-missionary edition, a chance for us to shine a spotlight on the remarkable young adults who have dedicated a year of their lives (or two or more!) to travelling to the farthest corners of the earth to befriend the unreached and point them to their Savior. As…

Murphy Newsletter Spring 2021

Updates: Our last newsletter came out as we were in the midst of our final preparations to return to the Tai-Kadai frontlines. But less than a week before we were scheduled to land there, the government announced that they would not allow foreigners to enter the country for the remainder…

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