Pain changes you. “There’s something I want to tell you,” she began. I suddenly became aware of the din of china as she paused to collect herself. Lauri and I sat forward. It was clear from her quavering voice, her whole bearing really, that what she had to say was very important to her. … Read more
At this moment, I am on a flight following the spine of the Andes northward from Santiago, Chile to Lima, Peru. Running some 4,300 miles, the Andes are the longest continuous mountain range in the world. Looking out on the endless snowcapped peaks, I am reminded of the 90s film, Alive. It is the story … Read more
My latest article was published yesterday in Fox News: “The Forgotten Christians of Nigeria – faithful while enduring incredible persecution.” Please read and share it with others to help us bring attention to these brave Christians and the persecution of the church in Nigeria. Click here to read my account of a remarkable people.
People from all over the world write to us about any number of things. It may be to thank us for our work or to pour out venom on it. It may be to request resources or to challenge us in some way. Regardless, I seldom have opportunity to respond. But the email below was … Read more
Yesterday, my last day in Nigeria, began uneventfully. A rooster in a field near the house where I am staying awakened me as usual. Unfortunately, it was his habit to awaken me several times during the night. I am convinced he is blind and has no idea when it is dawn, so he just cock-a-doodles … Read more
At the time of writing this, I have been in Nigeria for almost a week. My time here defies a simple description or even a simple narrative. Experiences are intensified by the extreme emotions one feels in a place like this: The encouragement I felt at meeting people with whom I share a common faith, … Read more
“Go about this trip confidently and being friendly, but never betraying yourself as a first timer [to Nigeria],” my friend, Jwan Zhumbes, the Anglican Bishop of Bukuru, had warned me. “Do not ask questions that will sell you off as someone who has never been here before … And answer, if you must, only questions … Read more