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Sitting on a wood plank with my feet in the dirt and a small Menya child sound asleep on my lap. The drool from sleep flowing freely… This may be my favorite memory for months, possibly years to come. I was sitting with my brothers and sisters. People that God has redeemed. People from a […]
I often find the time frames for events in Scripture to be absurd. I complain about the 2-3 years it took to get to Papua New Guinea only to realize that it was years between Moses leaving Egypt before being able to return again to be a part of freeing Israel. And when God did […]
There are many thoughts, opinions, ideas and possibly criticisms around the idea of support-raising as a missionary. Though I (Kelly) grew up as a missionary kid and saw this first hand, it wasn’t until I was thrown into the position of support raising that I realized how I viewed it. To be honest, I have […]
Living out of a car, sleeping in a different bed almost every night, moving once a year for training, good byes, homesickness (who knows for where), continual uprooting, not being able to have a set community… These are a few of the things one faces when preparing to head overseas. In the midst of driving 13,000 […]
You come home from a long day at work. Exhausted, you stumble into your house only to find that you don’t have any groceries to make dinner. You have several options: Drive the 5-15 minutes to the store, pick up your phone and get delivery, or make do with some cereal and milk. Now, though […]
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Total Loss I am at a loss for words. My theology is intact, but my theology sort of also includes theory. My theories are tested when real life hits. Well, real life has hit. A couple days ago my friend and coworker, Jon Leedahl, was in a motorcycle accident which necessitated the amputation of […]
I just spent three sweet weeks traveling through Washington and Oregon seeing people, making new friends, and sharing my ministry. It was an amazing trip. And now, I am off again. Shortly I will be visiting the Midwest. I will be staying in Indiana for a few days, and then visiting nearby states from there. […]