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Belief Trap

There exists a common faith in our world that animates and intermingles itself with what we term the major world religions. Many call it ‘animism.’ The term represents beliefs that nature, which surrounds humanity, responds more to spirits, sacred forces, and extraordinary phenomena than to human activity. . . . the story of change in Boto describes a people who escaped the curse of living with animist falsehoods.

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New Friends

Travel Tips to Trust

It is interesting to observe how fears decrease with a fuller understanding of the COVID-19 disease. Frequently when we share with others, confidence grows that God develops a shared understanding to overcome the pandemic . . . . stressing out about things we cannot individually control only WEAKENS our human immune systems over time.

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Appearances

Appearances are not always as they seem. That reality resonated with Debbie this week. For a few days, she helped her parents, Eddie and Sandra Payne, sort through belongings. Within the year, they hope to move to a one-level dwelling more suited to their octogenarian health and lifestyle. She enjoyed the side benefit of new tales from their missionary career. The following is a story she heard that we reflect upon as our nation reels from sectarian-propagated violence.

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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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Ministry Changing Diet

Stepping into Development

PDF Version: Anderson_WEEKLY_190720 Stepping Faith Stepping by faith to make life-altering changes in ministry or personal behavior is not easy! When we write of many who now decide to practice Community Health Evangelism (CHE) or start Discovery Bible Studies (DBS), know that most of these experience periods of doubt and

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