Would you believe it is possible for people from countries all over the world to descend on one little town and work in harmony to accomplish a single goal? While it may seem like a fairy-tale, I saw it first-hand on a recent trip to Spain. I went there to visit one of HCJB Global’s offices and encountered a radio station broadcasting the message of Jesus Christ into the community. That radio station and the Good News it is transmitting is changing lives.
Earlier this month, 11 people traveled together to Haiti for a short-term mission trip. Yes, there is still great need there, even almost 3 years after the devastating earthquake that rocked the small nation in 2010.
International ministry can sometimes seem like a fairy tale. Not in the “happily ever after” sense, but in the “far away land” sense. We know that it is happening, and we see the stories about it, maybe even meet some of the people who live and serve in different countries as missionaries. But do we really understand it? Is it actually real?
Bill George, author of TRUE NORTH, says: "Too many people reach the top only to lose their moral compasses." We've seen that in recent days when a promising congressman torpedos his political career with foolish indiscretions. We've seen prominent pastors who lose family, reputation and ministry for momentary and risky behavior. Too often, successful, talented people feel they're invulnerable to getting caught. They pursue their narcissistic pleasures to the ruin of their moral reputation.
Fffffffffffth… The soft yet distinct sound of the blow gun can be heard in the jungles of the Amazon rainforest. For the animal hit by its dart, death is almost certain. The darts are tipped with curare or “the flying death.” It is also called “Ticuna poison,” for which the Ticuna Indians are known.