Church Extraordinaire

Church Extraordinaire

by Joy Casey Our plan this morning is to go to a church that was started by one of the missionaries High Pointe Church in Washington supports.  If you have been reading my posts, you will know that the Missions Director for High Pointe, Steven, and a member of High...
Renewable Mercies – Day Five

Renewable Mercies – Day Five

by Joy Casey The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:22, 23 I love the hope this verse gives us … every morning we wake we can be hopeful that God will use us...
Come Travel With Me – Day Four

Come Travel With Me – Day Four

by Joy Casey Before another day passes, I need to explain why I am doing this trip solo.  My colleague and friend, Jason Barta, planned to travel with me.  We spent much time planning what to bring and making sure our four suitcases were packed to the limit.  However,...
Bad News, Then Good News

Bad News, Then Good News

by Abebe Getachew A Major Challenge By the grace of our Lord, a church was founded in a place where 99% of the people are Mus!im and have never heard the truth about Jesus. In this area we have two very courageous and effective missionaries, Samuel, and Abrahim,* who...
Our God Reigns!

Our God Reigns!

School starts in Ethiopia after their New Year celebration in September.  Interested in a bit of trivia?  Ethiopia marks time by the Julian calendar that has 13 months and is 7 years behind our Gregorian calendar.  September 12th is a huge day of celebration in...
Turning Grumpy Into Happy (or at least non-antagonistic)

Turning Grumpy Into Happy (or at least non-antagonistic)

It makes sense that when you do something nice for your grumpy neighbor’s child, the neighbor becomes less grumpy. You might even get a smile or a friendly hello. We have found a similar response is garnered in villages hostile to the Gospel when Christ-followers do...