“Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” - John 12:24 It’s been many years now since Edwina, a 17-year-old from Santa Fe, climbed a banana tree. She was trying to reach the
I remember the first time we entered the port of Catbalogan on the Island of Samar, Philippines it instantly reminded me of Mos Eisley, a spaceport depicted in the 1977 film Star Wars. It was a chaotic, funky and somewhat dangerous-feeling place filled with the strangest sights, smells and characters I had even seen.
Dust rose in soft billows around the tires of our Jeepney as we slowly moved past bicycles, pedestrians, and dogs along the roadway. The vehicle came to a stop in a little community that is known by the locals as “Hillside”. It was here that we would unload our supplies and set up an
"Her heart was breaking for this young man who will never enjoy a normal life." I always love it when we travel to a new location to hold a medical clinic. It’s great to go back to the same places and see familiar faces, but new locations bring out my sense of
The Tacloban Nazarene Church was a flurry of activity as we prepared for our medical mission. Numerous giant boxes had been shipped ahead, full of shoes, clothing toys, hygiene and medical supplies for the impoverished communities nearby. A sense of anticipation and joy was in the air as the boxes