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Learning to See Souls

You look down into a face. It’s dirty, snotty, serious. Surrounding the face is a mess of hair. You know lice may be in that hair. And who knows where the rubber boats they wear have been. Probably running through animal manure or worse. Their clothing has dirt on it. This is what hits your…

America

Missions in America

Monday. A day people do not like. A day that can be hard for people to face. A day with lots of memes. Most people do not like this Monday because they had to go back to work after the weekend. I do not like this Monday because it means the missions conference at church…

A Location Crisis

I walked into the bathroom stall. Suddenly, my brain was in a whirl. I was in Mexico again. There sitting next to the toilet was a trashcan. I can see you right now, scratching your head going, “a trashcan?” That’s important enough to write about? You may not have noticed but in public American bathrooms,…

The Rest of the Story

Saturday morning found us back on the road. We drove a few hours to an orphanage. There we helped out with installing some clotheslines and painting the laundry room. We also put on some children’s programs for the orphans. Many of the orphans are handicapped, yet so many of them were constantly smiling. It was…

The Game Telephone in Real Life

Have you ever played the game telephone? That is what working clinics in Mexico felt like. We were out in jungle villages where there is little medical knowledge and most the people still speak their native dialectics. Most of our team did not even speak Spanish. We would say something, one of our amazing translators…