Good News Through Hospitality

Good News Through Hospitality

by Joy Casey This week has been long days hosting a retreat for our missionaries and their wives.  Teaching, worshipping and praying together interspersed with times of fun and laughter highlighted our days.  I relished the time I had giving and receiving hugs and...
Friendships Across Cultures

Friendships Across Cultures

by Joy Casey  Yesterday we created an atmosphere where friendship deepened between two cultures that are diametrically different in just about every way imaginable.  There is only one thread that ties us together — Jesus — but His presence in all of our...
Gospel Bracelets

Gospel Bracelets

by Joy Casey  What a day!  Our missionary retreat among the Oromo people group started out wonderfully*.  These men have been living and working under extraordinary pressure.  They are joyful, full of hope and not discouraged despite the upturn in radicalism among...
The Rest of the Story

The Rest of the Story

by Joy Casey  This trip to Africa I have combined international missions work with my church with what I do for NewLife.  With others from my church, I spent a few days in Kenya and just returned to Addis Ababa from visiting a pastor my church supports in the Tigray...
Commitment and Blessing

Commitment and Blessing

by Jason Barta I was excited and tired when I awoke this morning…but first I need to explain about the afternoon the day before.  Joy, Dan, and Steven started their journey back toward Addis Ababa in the late afternoon and I was missing their company.  Miki, Zerihun,...
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...