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The Bright Side

There are a lot of things we could complain about. Our furlough has come to a screeching halt, and we have had to cancel or postpone speaking appointments and meetings with friends. This leaves us with the temptation to feel frustrated and anxious. Our Tai-Kadai Project teammates have had to…

Remember

We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history” (Testimonies for the Church, volume 9, p.10). Daily we are seeing new restrictions, travel bans, limits on gatherings, closures and rising numbers of…

Home by Suppertime

The Coronavirus changed a lot of things. For starters, we rescheduled our flights to leave Cambodia two weeks earlier than we had planned. We had booked a flight to return to the U.S. during Carly’s 33rd week of pregnancy. But when rumors of travel restrictions began to circulate, we decided…

The Blessing in Coronavirus

“God, I’m sure there are people in our town who are struggling and suffering with little to eat,” I prayed. “I don’t know who they are. Please show me how to help them.” Our country had gone into lockdown, and we didn’t dare venture out beyond our neighborhood, even though…

Other-Worldly Peace

I recently read an article about a chaotic incident that took place at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Due to the global upsurge of COVID-19 cases, hundreds of Thais living abroad flew back home to Thailand. When they arrived at the airport late at night, they learned about new…

New Vocabulary, New Experience

The world has gone through big changes during the past months. Our four-year-old daughter, Arleen, has learned a lot of new vocabulary—pandemic, virus, Coronavirus, social distance, restrictions, stay home, online school, and so on. Her prayers have changed as well. “Dear Jesus, thank you for the day. Forgive us. Protect…

The Ladder

“What exactly is the reason you came to Cambodia?” Soty asked me. He’d had the last three years of nursing school to think over the time he had spent with Hutchisons and Nicholaides. Questions about Islam and Christianity were swimming in his head, and he was ready to get to…

Tukews and Visions

Early one morning, Engli awoke from a dream. It was the same dream he’d had on previous nights. What could it mean? Where would the white people come from and when? When his family awoke, he recounted his dream to them. “Last night again, I dreamt that white people will…

Ninalga, Tyler

Student Missionary for 2020-2021

Look Up

Groggily I opened my eyes. It was dark. What time is it? I wondered. My phone screen lit up as I lifted it from the bedside table. 5:30 a.m. “How is your bird list?” texted my nephew cheerily from the other side of the world. I flopped back on my…

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