As missionaries adjust to life in a new country, many challenges emerge: building relationships, perhaps learning a new language and learning cultural traditions. Even Christmas can bring new experiences.
More than 40 former International Mission Board journeymen who were appointed in the second year of the two-year overseas missions program celebrated the 50th anniversary of their commissioning Oct. 13-16 at the International Learning Center in Rockville, Va.
Last Father’s Day I received a gift from my wife and children more precious than I can describe. Without my knowledge, they had repurposed some wood from my late father’s workshop and built a kneeling bench, or prie-dieu, for my study at home.
Words like privilege, entitlement and equal access have suddenly taken on enormous significance in our culture. Until recently, I viewed myself as very egalitarian. But on board a recent commercial flight, I learned something disturbing about myself: Maybe I’m not as committed to equality as I thought I was.
A Feeding America study found one in seven Americans – 46 million people – rely on food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families. As schools let out for the summer, the loss of free and reduced lunches puts added strain on many families.