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Photo of taxis on the street in India

Living from Fullness rather than Emptiness

This morning I’m remembering something that happened to me a few years ago. We had been on a long trip, traveling as we so often do by the Indian rail system. Our train had been delayed, and we arrived into our own city very late at night. We finally reached there and got a taxi to go to our home. It must have been around midnight. We got into a taxi, bargained for a price, and headed home – the final leg of a long journey. A few minutes into the ride, the taxi driver stopped at a shuttered storefront, got out, and started banging on the front of it. “What in the world are you doing?” I asked. “I need petrol,” he said. It wasn’t even a proper petrol pump! They didn’t have any, so we crept along hoping to find a place to get petrol so we could go forward and make it home. We finally found a station that was open, got a liter or two of petrol, and made our way to our destination. …continue reading…

Graphic image of the 10/40 Window

Where are the Workers – Part 2

We’ve talked in the past about the skewed percentages of where Christians are working cross-culturally. I came across a stat today that reminded me of that, and it got me a bit fired up. In 2010, the nine nations that received the most international missionaries were home to only 3.4% of the world’s non-Christians. I had mentioned previously that on average there is one Christian worker for every 278,431 people living in unreached people groups. Using that ratio, we can estimate that in most nations in the 10/40 Window, there are roughly 4 missionaries for every 1 million non-Christians. …continue reading…

Photo of author Jen and her Indian friend

Woman on the Wall

There are some places and moments that start to fade away almost instantly, their memory becoming faint all too quickly. There are other places and moments that stick, as if they have found a home in the deepest parts of you, and they wouldn’t leave even if you tried forcing them out. India held both for me. As I have spent the last two months reflecting, I realize that India left me with more of the deep, weighty memories than it did fleeting, fading ones. This was a surprise to me, but I can confidently say that India and her people will be with me forever.

The woman in the picture at the top of this post is one of the women who can never be erased from my heart and will keep me conscious of my purpose and intent in all that I do. …continue reading…

Miracles in Tamil Nadu

God is showing His love in powerful ways in Tamil Nadu, India, where some church-planting couples have started more than 15 house churches. One of the keys to their success is how God answers their prayers for healing and deliverance.

Solomon and his family (photo above) work in a rural area. They pray and look for opportunities to share the gospel with local community leaders. One day, Solomon learned that the village leader was very sick. He went to his home and found …continue reading…