“Brave Scared Warrior,” my son, Micah who is now 17, coined the phrase. It was 2006 and he was almost five years old. My husband was a resident in training for family medicine and we were taking a rotation in Ecuador with some of our heroes…”Read More
“I joined the New Wineskins staff in June and have enjoyed learning a hundred new acronyms, finding new places to hide our stash of chocolate from the church staff we share an office with, learning what a IRS 941 form is, and learning how to be a part of this team of Godly women as we run 100mph in a million directions…”Read More
Many of you know my oldest daughter, Kelly, who has some intellectual disabilities, but is as sweet as honey. She turned 29 this summer (how can this be!) but to this day she is the best “rester” I know. Often when I’m on mission travel, I’ll call home and talk to Kelly and ask her, “What did you do today?” She’ll reply in her sweet, soft voice, “I rested.”…Read More
“We have seen the Lord using the Rooted in Jesus groups to bring hope and transformation. This resource is indeed a gift from God. In the course of the year, many people came to know the Lord through the RinJ groups. Broken relationships in families were restored…”Read More
But all along I was troubled that there was not a single Arabic-language Christian fellowship in all Madrid. Consider the numbers: Madrid is both a state and a city. The Comunidad de Madrid has a population of 6.4 million, and the city of Madrid has a population of 3.1 million.
Then something happened…Read More
*This event is postponed to a later date, details to come.*
Although it’s been just over a decade since I left the mission field, some people and events, victories and losses, are still fresh in my mind. I think of Ayse and Yusuf, the fourth-floor neighbors in our apartment building. In the five years we lived there, they were our closest friends, helping us adjust to the rhythms and routines of their culture…Read More
The recently launched Anglican International Student Ministry Network (AISMN) held its first conference to connect Anglicans seeking to reach the 1.6 million international students currently in North America. The AISMN is led by co-directors Lisa and Leiton Chinn, and SAMS Missionary Rev. Dr. Mary McDonald, and assisted by New Wineskins Executive Director Jenny Noyes.Read More
Twenty years ago, I heard a strong message on Christian radio from the Word of God that changed my life. The Lord used it to wake me up to what is happening to millions of my brothers and sisters in Christ and stir me to action! Through prayer, He graciously helped me get past my fear of failure and perfectionism and start doing what I could to raise prayer and support for the worldwide persecuted Church.Read More
For well over a year, I have spent much thought considering what it really means to see the face of God. There are references in scripture where a person sees God “face to face”.
Last night, my understanding of the reality of the “face of God” became a bit clearer…Read More
I want to introduce you to a special young woman. Right now, she is in the midst of an uncertain and unthinkable storm. Her name is Leah Sharibu. In February, the Nigerian Islamic group, the Boko Haram, stormed Leah’s secondary school in the community of Dapchi, kidnapping Leah and 109 of her schoolmates. After a month in secret captivity, they were released…all but Leah.Read More