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Prayer: A Different Question to Consider for Leadership

woman's group Bible study praying and discussing Scripture

“Lord, I confess my prayer life doesn’t feel very mature,” I prayed. It wasn’t as if I lacked things to pray about or occasions to praise God. In that season, a genuine desire for increased spiritual maturity prompted me to evaluate my private prayer life.

Faithful Prayers to a Faithful God

hand of girl writing in journal

I sat in my mission pastor’s office days before I was scheduled to get on a plane and move thousands of miles away to South Asia, and what did I do? I cried.

Christian Women’s Job Corps leader travels from South Africa for training

By Trennis Henderson, WMU National Correspondent

Why travel from South Africa to Alabama to attend a ministry training conference? For Patricia Ihlenfeldt, the answer is straightforward and succinct: “to be encouraged and refocused and reenergized.”

Christian Women’s Job Corps graduate comes full circle as CWJC site coordinator

Margaret Roland, CWJC Site Coordinator

By Trennis Henderson, WMU National Correspondent

When Margaret Roland talks about the life-changing impact that Christian Women’s Job Corps can make, she’s speaking from personal experience.

Shift to Something New

young woman riding a bicycle at sunset

What an amazing summer.

Show Your Children How to Love Their Neighbor

little girl giving flower to little boy

“Please hear me, girl. The world has enough women who know how to do their hair. It needs women who know how to do hard and holy things.”—Ann Voskamp

Serving in the Ordinary

buffet style snack table

It was still early in the morning when I climbed into my car and buckled my seatbelt, the backseat full of suitcases, boxes, and bags. The sun was shining brightly and I cranked up the air-conditioning to combat the end-of-summer Iowa heat. I took a deep breath as I pulled out of the driveway.

Transformation in the Unexpected

Rwandan cityscape

At the beginning of January, I had the incredible opportunity to study development economics in Rwanda. For our course, we visited with government officials, nongovernmental organizations, for-profit businesses, schools, and health clinics.

Moving Our Nets

man casting a net at sunset

Writing comes naturally to me. Pen on paper or fingers on the keyboard, when an idea comes to mind and I’m fleshing out an article or blog post, I’m in the zone.

New Faces, New Disciples

South Asian people

Living in a city of 12 million people means you see new faces all the time. Unlike in the United States, where I can almost guarantee I’ll run into someone I know in the grocery store, it’s a rarity to see the same person twice in South Asia.

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