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What’s For Lunch?

The pounding on the door startled me as my meeting was interrupted, and I excused myself to see what the commotion was all about. Thankfully, there stood my friend Saat. She motioned for me to follow and led me to the table in our outdoor kitchen, on top of which…

Paradise, Peace and a Pick-up Truck

A small gecko silently clung to the ceiling and patiently awaied its dinner of an unwary insect that might fly too near the dim fluorescent light in the center lounge of an empty home-based hair salon. Just below the hungry gecko sat a hungry salon owner — a middle-aged woman…

Sloat’s Field

The week began with a hectic start as I received a phone call from Sloat, a church member from Punih village. “Could you help with a funeral?” he asked. “A man drank a liter of rice wine and drove his motor scooter into town. While he was riding down a…

Ditch the Flip Flops

Pain surged through my big toe as it scraped against the rough, unforgiving cement in an effort to slow my crazy, uncontrolled speed. The rubber wheels on my green bike skidded to a halt, and for a moment, I felt the relief of regained control; yet when I glanced down…

Abdallah’s Story

My name is Abdallah, and I am a refugee from the Middle East. I left my country because of war, and I have lost many family members and close friends. I cannot go back because I would either be killed by the regime or the fanatical groups in my country.…

Editorial: September 2021

Life is serious, of that there is no denying. Peter warns us to be sober-minded and alert because our enemy goes around seeking people to devour — trip up and defeat eternally (1 Peter 5:8). Peter learned this lesson from Jesus, who said the enemy, “a thief,” comes to “steal,…

Day Two

We are currently on the second day of training at the AFM training center. So far we are learning how to study the Bible in depth, how to manage our calendar online and how to adapt to a different culture. Some of this feels very familiar from our time in…

Into Faith We Go

After AFM missionary orientation, our family went to family camp for a week. Although we felt 100% called to be missionaries to Turkey, being at family camp confirmed our calling. In fact everywhere we go God seems to be sending us little messages to confirm our calling. The theme for…

We’re Here

Whew! It’s been a long time since I posted anything. We had a crazy two-and-a-half week trip to Michigan. We were blessed to go through five National Park/National Monument-type-places and get those stamps in our park passports. We also were able to see the site of Little Town on the…

Calistoga SDA Church

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