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Never Change

“Never change.” On the surface, that thought may seem appealing: “You have an endearing personality that I find attractive, and I want it to endure.” What brought the subject of change to mind this week? We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary on Monday! Besides our marriage, the importance of change struck us on other fronts this week, too.

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Incognito

… an Ivorian brother … establishes churches in an unreached area. The majority in his region hold firmly to another faith. The ways this pastor entered the community and sought to break barriers is intriguing and follows prior counsels from us. He did not announce himself as a pastor, come to plant a church. He found a valuable product to sell, then he went house to house. While conversing with families, he learned about the community. In some visits, he also shared and demonstrated agricultural techniques to improve crop production. Spiritual discussions opened as a by-product, and he invited them to Discovery Bible Studies in homes.

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SOS & SOP

Save our Souls with Shouts of Praise! Thomas Jefferson knew that no man, no political party, no media pundit, and no tech giant could bring the healing and blessing that King Jesus affords to a nation! Taking cue from our update two weeks ago, we choose this week to rejoice in the goodness of God. His faithfulness never ends. His mercies renew every morning! Rejoice with us! Pray the Lord oversees the ordering of our tasks and events as we return to Cote d’Ivoire.

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The Quest for Truth

Star Witnesses

Heavenly lights and wise men are interwoven in Scripture. Just as the star led the magi of old to Jesus’ location, this coming week will grant us the opportunity to observe another celestial witness. On Monday evening, December 21, around dusk, look to the southwest horizon . . .

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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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