Our Resurrected Saviour

Our Resurrected Saviour

‘The invisible yet overpowering scent of weed invaded my kitchen, and I knew that Afnan* and his friends were at their post, slouching and coughing on the crumbling wall nearby.   A bright-eyed, younger Afnan came to every church event until...
Open your eyes

Open your eyes

After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this world means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing. John 9v6 In the city where we used to...
A taxi driver with a searching heart

A taxi driver with a searching heart

What if God had appointed this taxi driver to hear the good news today?  I looked up and down the inner city street, suddenly quiet from the usual rush of traffic. I needed a taxi in a hurry and, in this city of over 60,000 taxi drivers, not one could be found. I...
Distant thunder & first spring petals

Distant thunder & first spring petals

“Should we tithe the money we earn from cheating?” “If I became a Christian, I would have to become an honest businesswoman – then where would my business be?” asked a woman in another city, who was discussing the implications of becoming a...
Welcoming Generosity

Welcoming Generosity

I was enjoying the hospitality of a family who had been total strangers to me until I walked through their door. This offering of generous hospitality to an unknown guest is something that is common across much of the Middle East and Asia. But I was not in North...
Creating Possibilities

Creating Possibilities

The wise prevail through great power, and those who have knowledge muster their strength. Proverbs 24:5 Knowledge is power. Knowledge gives us the ability to understand our world, to control our circumstances, and to thrive. Knowledge is also a gift from God – just...