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Does God Propose?

The last three months have amusingly let echo in our lives an expression passed among Ivorian believers. “Man proposes but God disposes” (Proverbs 19:21 TLB; Thomas a Kempis, Homo proponit, sed Deus disponit, from Of the Imitation of Christ). Reviewing our last quarterly and the weekly editions that followed, we know a virus changed the plans of millions of people even more than for us.

In February, we rushed preparations to renew contact with ministry partners in MI, ID, IL, OH, NC, FL, MO, and TN. As COVID-19 reactions struck and

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The Unexpected One

Jesus delights in using unexpected people. Our Lord did not peruse the population of Israel for the “most likely to succeed” when selecting His disciples. Instead, He chose fishermen, a tax collector, a demon-possessed harlot (redeemed!), and several were likely political extremists. The Savior-King . . .

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Expectancy

Two small girls saw Verlin with his full beard and red sweater and said to their mom with expectancy, “Santa Clause!” Their expression of wonder and excitement reminds us to be awed with expectant hope. Remembering the intense fervor and longing of others, we too await the advent of the true, great presence who inspires awe and praise.

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Sunshine and Shadow

Finding the balance of sunshine and shadow in all missionary service challenges each member of a family who serves in an overseas cultural context. Treasuring the important while maintaining the essential as illustrated by the disparity of the life led by the missionary and those with whom they serve that this update shares.

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Diverging Roads

AWA LINK: Diverging Roads PDF Version: Anderson_Update_190928.PDF Diverging Roads Many students in high school read and get captured by Robert Frost’s poetry. Few of us understand the meaning beautifully expressed in The Road Not Taken when younger. Life experience develops understanding of the pregnant words: I shall be telling this

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Unseen Power

Many apparent good works turn out to be ‘flashes-in-the-pan,’ as the light used with 19th century circa cameras. Enduring good works happen in ways that parallel electrical current lighting. Individual believers transformed by the Good News of Jesus Christ create currents that enlighten truth and power change.

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