How do we keep serving and be true to our call while waiting? How can we do both?
As countries closed borders in 2020, God encouraged the staff at STM to cast their nets of outreach even wider. STM enhanced the ministry of presence and equipping as they strengthened cross-cultural connections with partners. God’s omnipresence was revealed at a higher level.
Boaz has been engaged in peacebuilding activities for over a decade. He provides conflict transformation training, mediation, and reconciliation among the rural communities throughout eastern Kenya along the border of western Uganda.
Christina and Lance share, “It is our belief that peace, justice, truth, and mercy are ingredients for sustainable peace building.” They serve with IM as international associate global servants.
The English Bible study community has become like family to many students who attend the university.
This year we were asked to put up Christmas decorations for the Debrecen Baptist Church. This was a wonderful opportunity to invite people from all over the world to create a Christmas ornament that says “Joy to the World.”
At many stores in December, we hear Christmas carols in Japan. Amazing! But, many do not know the true story of the Lord’s birth and saving work. Some Japanese people think Christmas is Santa’s birthday! So, at our Bible study Christmas party we shared the account of Jesus’ birth by lighting Advent candles, reading scripture and singing Christmas carols. Each year I learn (or re-learn) something new. Here are my top 3 lessons I’ve learned this Christmas 2020: