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Helping Vulnerable Children

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The caller said, “Come to Little Rock tomorrow. We have a baby for you.

Looking after Widows

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Sue* knew her husband was dying. She had cared for him for months. She and her husband were both believers in the Lord Jesus, strong in their faith, and witnesses to all in his final days. They had discussed death and the arrangements for his funeral.

Feed the Hungry

Rather than just a once-a-year emphasis like Global Hunger Sunday, some churches maintain a year-round global hunger missions plan that involves all age groups and missions organizations. Some events are churchwide, some specific to a particular age or life stage, and some sponsored by one organization but open to all. Events might include the following:
 

Global Hunger Relief: One Association’s Story

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“Words can never thank you enough for reminding me that God loves me and has great plans for me. You see, I was homeless, living in the woods with no food, no hope, and freezing cold in the winter.” These words of testimony were written to Operation Care last year in a 4-page letter of thanks for this ministry.

A Healthy Leader Tends to Balance Each Day

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Father, I had a letter from my friend today. It was so full of pain, Lord. I wanted to run to her and FIX IT. I wanted to DO SOMETHING! But those actions would only say doing and fixing are the answer, when You are the answer. So, Lord, instead I pray.

A Healthy Leader Needs Christian Community

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The labor of childbirth began in the wee hours of a Sunday morning. I didn’t have to race to the clinic, but I wouldn’t be teaching the children at church that morning. My husband called the Bolivian pastor to tell him we wouldn’t be at church.

A Healthy Leader’s Bible Study Goes Deep

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It didn’t take long telling Bible stories in South Asia to find out that Jesus’ healing of a bleeding woman (Mark 5:24–34) was the favorite story of many women.

A Healthy Leader’s Prayer Life Starts with Humility

woman in prayer

Everywhere they went, Maria and Jessica prayed. I had partnered with these 2 young Brazilian women for church planting in Bolivia. When getting in the car, these women stopped to pray. When making visits, they prayed. If someone was sick, Maria and Jessica’s first inclination was to pray.

Hearts Knit Together: What Leaders Can Learn from Millennials

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Leadership is a beautiful thing. It encourages our hearts, yet it challenges us in ways that call us to be aware of the ever-changing ways of our culture and generations.

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