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Africa 2014 Update 13

  Dear friends, We finished the third and final day of our Esther Home conference for about 30 college women. We have rarely seen such dramatic changes in a 3 day conference. They were extremely reserved the first day and we weren't sure we were getting through....

Africa 2014 Update 12

  How do I summarize the last week and a half? We're almost finished with our second "By His Wounds—Trauma Healing for East Africa" seminar. What a humbling privilege it's been for us to be invited into Kigali, Rwanda on the 20 Year Anniversary of the Genocide....

Africa 2014 Update 11

Meet Daphrose Muteho (far left) and her husband Jean-Pasteur Katavo (far right). As I had the privilege to minister alongside these amazing Mending The Soul leaders this week, I was moved by their commitment to transform evil and suffering. They were nearly killed in...

Good Friday in Rwanda

  You greeted me this morning early, before dawn You are like that—full of surprises. Today is Good Friday—the day of your deepest anguish and humiliation. You prayed alone in a cold garden Betrayed by your closest friends Slapped, stripped naked, beaten...

Africa 2014 Update 10

  Dear friends I finally have reliable internet again. God continues to bless our trip in amazing ways. Our last day in Juba, South Sudan was very unique. We spent a couple hours with two Pastors and heard incredible testimonies that we are still processing. We...

Africa 2014 Update 9

The US team in Rwanda. Conference updates coming soon! (Christopher Coffman, Shanell Bender, Celestia Tracy, Steve Tracy, Nicole Larson, Nora Poling)

Africa 2014 Update 8

  Ladies Conference at A Perfect Injustice - Uganda Nora and Shanell facilitated a basic abuse and healing conference using the principles of Mending The Soul. They were so encouraged as 75 women from the village and API attended the conference. Most of them...

Africa 2014 Update 7

Christopher, Nicole and I leave this morning, Palm Sunday. And as I meditate today, Palm Sunday, on the costliness of God's love for us through the gift of His Son, sending Him to be tortured, ridiculed, and disbelieved… to eventually die the cruelest and most...

Africa 2014 Update 6

  I'm so thankful to be well enough this spring to go with our MTS training team to Kigali, Rwanda. It's such a miracle! Pastor Christopher Coffman, Nicole Larson, and myself head out for East Africa tomorrow… we'll meet up with our MTS team from Uganda and...