Why Divorce Isn't in our Vocabulary (or our Dictionary)
By: Emily Tuttle
As a writer, words are my ingredients. They're the onions I chop and the garlic I mince to season my stories to perfection. When I write a story, the words I choose are important. But so are the words I don't use. What we don't say speaks volumes.
In my house growing up, there was an entire wall full of books downstairs. Most were encyclopedias and my dad's Bible commentaries, but high on the middle shelf was an old blue dictionary. The binding was tearing, and in some places there were only single threads left. It wasn't the newest edition, and a lot of current words hadn't been added, but we had never replaced it.
Because in every other dictionary, there was one too many words. Years ago, when my parents were...
- our team working in the Ukraine. Yuri Shelestun, our regional director for the CIS, sent us an update last week: "The fighting has raged on. It is truly very difficult times for my country and my people. The economy is extremely bad here right now. However, churches continue to help many people: refugees, wounded soldiers in hospitals, and Ukrainian soldiers. People bring warm clothes, food, Bibles, medicine etc. to support others in need." Please pray for courage, strength, protection, and endurance as Yuri and his team minister to their countrymen and women.
- our team in Central America as they prepare for a pastor's conference in Nicaragua. Phil Tuttle and Alejandro Oviedo, our regional director for Central America, will teach Chosen to approximately 250 pastors and their wives. Chosen, based on the life of Mary, is an important resources since it is a rare opportunity to build bridges between Catholics and Protestants.
Please don't forget that we offer free resources on our website that will help ignite your passion for God's Word.
What would you do?
By Phil Tuttle
If you had a vacant floor in your four-story office flat, what would you do with it? That's the decision that confronted our South Asia Regional Director, Vallab Sathyabal, and his wife, Anitha.
Most Americans would simply use it as extra storage space and fill it up with soon-forgotten boxes. The entrepreneurs among us would recognize the income potential, and look for a renter immediately. But Sathyabal and Anitha had a better idea. A much better idea. They reconfigured the...