Posts Tagged ‘missions’

Love Does Not Require a Language

Love, doesn’t require our language, just our action. A simple lesson I learned when I met Crismeiry, my sponsor child in the Dominican Republic through Compassion International. Our bus pulled up to a little beach park. As I walked off the bus I saw the powdery sand, ocean as far as the eye could see and a little beachside open-air restaurant. Waiting for me inside that little restaurant was Crismeiry. I could see her sitting… … Continue reading

Valerie’s Favorite Bible Story Sums Up Why I Love Compassion International

Little arms wrapped around my waist as I heard the words, “This is Valerie.” I looked down to see the cutest 5 year old girl with the fluffiest ponytail I’ve ever seen. Although she seemed nervous she had the biggest smile all over her face! This was a special moment I will will never forget. I was meeting my brand new sponsor child in the Dominican Republic through Compassion International named Valerie. We spent the next… … Continue reading

December Ministry of the Month: Mission ConneXion

Vision God’s People Effectively Mobilized in Mission. Mission Our purpose is to connect local churches and individuals to mission so that increasing numbers of believers are actively serving in areas of the world’s greatest need and opportunity. Mission ConneXion Values Priority — Mission ConneXion is a Biblically-based, S pirit-led, and prayer-empowered mobilizing movement that elevates the necessity and priority of missions in the local church. Holistic — We operate in a holistic mindset where Sending,… … Continue reading

See How a Pair of Miss-Matched Socks Changed a Listener’s Life

After working with children all morning, I was a little nervous about working with one of the mothers. As I sat on the floor in front of her chair, I knew the only thing she could possibly say that I would understand was “Hola,” so I decided to be the first to say it in an effort to at least express friendliness even if I couldn’t verbally show it in any other words. She responded… … Continue reading

Children in Guatemala Are Learning to Forgive Because of You

Imagine being curled up in your bed at night falling fast asleep holding a pair of sneakers. It sounds ridiculous, but that’s exactly what the children want to do in the group foster home that I visited in Guatemala with Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls. Sixteen year old Diego is like most of the children who enter this home, he came in with only the clothes on his backs as his belongings. His shoes were… … Continue reading

You Reminded a Child in Guatemala that God is With Them Through a Pair of Shoes

“Suzi is so full of life and happy, you would never even know that she is sick.” This sentence stopped me in my tracks. “Suzi?” I asked. “The Suzi that just played with us all morning and was all smiles? She seems so healthy.” Then the English teacher at Buckner’s Family Hope Center in Guatemala began to explain to me that although Suzi seemed happy with us today, she was in a coma from a… … Continue reading

See How You Provided Hope for This Family in Guatemala!

“There is one final child who will need shoes today,” they said as they led 4 year old Wendy over to me.   Her faced seemed slightly unsure of me as I led her to a chair and helped her take off her old, dirty, worn out sandals. Wendy’s concern broke into excitement when I presented her brand new velcro sneakers thanks to many WAYFM listeners just like you! Joy here, and I am in Guatemala with… … Continue reading

A True Story About How Shoes Lead Right to the Gospel

Two years ago, Joy traveled to Peru with Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls and got to put the actual shoes on these sweet children’s feet. The shoes were provided by WAY-FM supporters just like you during one of our Pledge Drives. We want to make another huge impact in Guatemala this year, so Joy is bringing back what she wrote during her trip. Joy here from Lima, Peru! We visited an orphanage today that was… … Continue reading

How to Become a Missionary Right Where God Has You

It was a beautiful spring afternoon, and I was taking the short walk to pick up my kids from school. Parents who see each other every day were walking past with their heads down. No hello or head nod, just the American silent treatment. My family was in the throes of loss from the sudden and tragic loss of my mother-in-law. As I looked around I saw the same pain we were experiencing in their… … Continue reading

Bet You Didn’t Know This About Big Daddy Weave’s “Overwhelmed” Music Video

The “Overwhelmed” music video from Big Daddy Weave is great, but we bet you don’t know some of the cool facts behind it. We’re about to change that! The band used highlights from their trip to Tanzania with World Vision and some really cool stories show up throughout the video. Learn about those stories in these 4 facts you probably didn’t know about “Overwhelmed” by Big Daddy Weave! 1. Phil Wickham was involved? Phil Wickham… … Continue reading