Hope & Healing Category

Oct 12

Go-Go Boots, Dreams, and Desires

Like most little girls, I loved to play house as a child.  Growing up in the 1970’s, this often meant putting on my big girl white vinyl go-go boots, using sheets and clothesline to construct the “house” in the back yard, and making sure my essential baby doll and tea set were in tow.  Once […]

May 30

Congo Reflections

  It was apparent from the beginning that each of us on the Congo MTS team felt that God had a significant purpose in our being there.  The effort, time and money invested, along with the uncertainty of what was to come allowed a commonly felt trust in that purpose.     Sharing our questions & […]

Jan 26

Celebrating Love’s Story

For she is uniquely and wonderfully made — she is your beauty and your treasure.   The business of the Christian is nothing else but to be ever preparing for death. —Irenaeus of Lyons Ruth Katungu was my sister who lived in Goma, DR Congo and mentored sexually exploited girls. She attended MTS’ first Princess […]

Dec 22

Incarnation – Light

  … the time came for the baby to be born, and Mary gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:6-7) Zechariah’s Song: Luke 1:68-79 Praise be to the Lord! Because He has […]

Dec 19

Incarnation – Touch & Vulnerability

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. —John 1:14 God came to us and made Himself known in the most vulnerable way possible—as a newborn infant, born in the obscurity of a Bethlehem night onto a bed of hay. Eight pounds of flesh unable to survive even His first hours outside His […]

Jun 10

I Get a Front Row Seat!

MTS Missionary Brandi Powell shares what has been taking place over the past month as she continues connecting with facilitators, churches, and organizations across the US. Brandi’s impact is felt across a nation! Read Brandi’s update here Support Brandi

Mar 11

Because You Prayed

9 Congo Kids Released From Prison Many of you have been praying for the nine teenagers in Goma, DRC who had been imprisoned unjustly November 29, 2015. Because of your prayers they have been set free! Daphrose writes: “The enemies required 10 years of firm detention; the high court reduced it to 2 years. We appealed […]

Feb 25

Help Her Help Us

In 2003 God led Steve and I to step out in faith in order to address the invisible wounds of abuse infecting church leaders in the city that we loved, Phoenix. We combined our two areas of specialization: theology and psychology to create a model for healing within community. At that time we we were […]

Jan 01

Hello New Year!

Wake, O sleeper and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.      — Ephesians 5:14 I’m in Uganda and woke early this morning to goat’s bleating, children singing, and the wind singing its own tune as it blew invisibly through the mango trees outside my window, the equator sun already warming the cracked, […]