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I Didn’t Mean to Be an Acteen. Confessions of an Honorary Acteen.

I didn’t mean to be an Acteen. I mean, how detrimental to your “social standing” as a middle school guy in the youth group than to be associated with an all-girl organization?

Exercising Willpower to Follow Jesus When I’d Rather…

When I am tired after a long day of work, I would really like to curl up in front of the TV with some chips and salsa. At the same time, I know I should take a walk, fold some laundry, and fix a healthy dinner. I want to sit back and relax. That is my will. I also want to be healthy, but at the moment I would like to wait until tomorrow.

Working with Refugees, Stage 1 Continued: Build Trust

Faith-based work with refugees is grounded in prayer and direction from God. Moving into ministry to refugees includes an awareness of many different aspects of culture, correct assessment of their needs, and the willingness to forge solid relationships.

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Teaching Girls to Pray Scripture

Praying Scripture can be as simple as reading a Scripture passage and rephrasing it as a prayer.

Sacrificing Cherished Belongings and Accolades

Several years ago on a trip to Baltimore, I had a Nigerian taxi driver tell me something I hope to never forget: “When you come to America and look around, you see what so many men and women died for.” He talked about the freedoms we have that he had never imagined experiencing.

Turn the World Upside Down for Christ

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The first summer I ever went to GA camp our theme was Turning My World Upside Down! I hadn’t ever heard of that before — maybe you haven’t either. The idea comes from Acts 17:6: “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also” (ESV). Some of Jesus’ followers were being accused of upsetting the normal way things were done, or turning the world upside down through their radical surrender to and witness for Christ.

Happy New Year Book!

It’s that time again—time to start planning for the new year. The new year in WMU, that is.

Christmas in August gifts create 'pathway to sharing the gospel'

Kathy Parsons with daily delivery of items from donated through Christmas in August

Do you ever wonder if Christmas in August matters to missionaries and church planters? Just ask David and Kathy Parsons who serve as missionaries through the North American Mission Board in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. They were recipients of Christmas in August gifts in 2016.

Making the Most of Your Students' Time

In some parts of the country we are finally beginning to see the first light of spring. Winter hasn’t been easy for many folks as record-breaking snow falls have blanketed the country.

Ukuleles, Gratitude, and the Presence of God

There are certainly typical Thanksgiving week activities—traveling to visit family members, making pies ahead of time and putting them in the freezer, cleaning the house in preparation for company, and making gratitude trees, jars, leaves, banners, and so on—as a way to visibly express our thankf

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