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New Staff Introductions: Meet Victoria Hassell

“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…”

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Go and Make Disciples...Rooted in Jesus

“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…”

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Victories and Losses on the Mission Field

*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…

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An Exciting Journey with the Persecuted Church

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.

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Fraterine: Seeing the Face of God

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…

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Her Name Is Leah

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.

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A Divine Appointment in the Holy Land

Having arrived at the Tel Aviv airport eight hours before my flight, I was the only one at the gate, the last gate in the international terminal, of course! A big screen TV broadcast a FIFA tournament soccer game, but I was too far away to even see who was playing. I had better things to do…I finally had the time I needed to begin to sort through and share some of the hundreds of photos I had taken during my ten days in the Holy Land.

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Cross-Cultural Ministry - Mistakes and All

God’s love asks a lot of us. We may have to give up our homes, our jobs, our prestige, and our time. But, loving the cross-cultural stranger ups the ante. It’s a wild, radical act. We will make mistakes. We won’t be safe in an office or a stretch limo with the Secret Service right outside.  We will be in the thick of it(…)

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A Call to Higher Faith: Carol and Clark’s Story

Carol Rogers Smith had an encounter with Christ. She knew in that quiet moment God had called her to serve His people. She said, “Lord, if you want me to leave this home, I will.” Years later in 2007 Carol and her husband Clark traveled from Savannah, Georgia to Ridgecrest North Carolina for the New Wineskins Missionary Network Conference…

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