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Aunty — Uncle Lawangan’s Wife

Aunty is the wife of Maman Lawangan, the witch doctor from the distant and closed-off village introduced in the “Cave of the Pig” article, which I wrote about in a previous issue. Before coming to see us, I am not sure if she had ever met any white people. She…

You Stupid, Crazy Christians!

Thieng is a heavyset middle-aged man with slicked-back gray-black hair and a set of black, piercing eyes. A retiree, he still likes to dress up in a slightly rumpled dress shirt and black leather shoes when he goes to see friends. He lives by himself in the apartment next to…

The Happy Accident

Have you ever had a happy accident that took a while to come out right? That happened to me today. You see, a couple of weeks ago, I was looking for reasonably priced brown rice. In our old city, I knew where to get brown rice and the basic price…

Let Us Bow to the King

While editing the Tai-Kadai translation of “Acts of the Apostles” this summer, a particular phrase sent me down memory lane, and I found myself reminiscing of southern Tai-Kadai in the summer of 1991. I was 21 years-old and had been appointed director of the first ADRA project in this country.…

Furlough Life: A Missionary Perspective

On my first Sabbath back in my hometown, I walked into church and was immediately greeted by a friend I’ll call Cheerful Church Member. “Oh! I’m so glad to see you again. You must be so relieved to be back in the USA and taking a break on furlough!” Cheerful…

Introducing Baby Liam

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled…

Soooooo Hungry

My family had spent a busy morning packing hygiene kits to send to Hisland refugees displaced by armed conflicts over the scarcity of natural resources. While walking home, Rebecca suddenly said: “I am soooooo hungry. Can we eat somewhere? Quickly?” Her request did not sound like her at all. Rebecca…

The Child Missionary

“Yippee!” I shouted, bursting out the door and running down the path. “School’s out for the day! I can play for the rest of the afternoon!” “Where’s Ardie,” I asked, poking my head in my friend’s hut. “Oh,” his mom replied, “He went with his dad to our mountain farm.…

New Sky City

Eight-year-old Jasmine lives with her grandparents and several older uncles and aunties in the village. In the three years that she has been a student at our learning center, we have met her mother once and have never met her father. She is often neglected with very few boundaries in…

Spirit of Freedom

Through prayer, God is opening the doors to reach a new village, Mei Mong, about an hour and a half from where we live. This village is linked by a bridge of 50 meters (about 164 feet) that broke quite some time ago and is very deteriorated. I do not…

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