God has been doing a mighty work in Haiti in the past few months through the Maryville Vineyard’s partnership with Josh and Amanda Armstrong of Reach Haiti Ministries. Lives are being restored, children are being saved from abject conditions, people are being brought to Christ, and God’s love is being lavished on the people of […]
“It’s 5 a.m., in the midst of complete darkness, and members of the Pentecostal Church of God in Batey Magdalena are gathered in one of the dusty streets of this sugarcane-cutting community. Worshiping the Lord, they pray for spiritual healing for their people. Claudio, now a civil engineering graduate through our Leadership Development Program, is […]
‘No foreigners beyond this point’ “‘No foreigners beyond this point,’ reads the sign in a remote area of a Central Asian country. Paul Hart* notices it just as the motorcycle he is riding blows past. ‘They knew I was a foreigner,’ the 48-year-old entrepreneur recalls. ‘Foreigners are the only ones who wear helmets.’ Fortunately for […]
Some words of Jesus are comforting— they soothe our struggling souls. Some are confusing—they make us think and ponder. Then there are other sayings of Jesus that are clear and understandable, but difficult—they rub hard against our very nature and challenge us in ways we’d rather not be challenged. Perhaps the hardest of these […]
“Ten years ago March 4, a bomb planted at a Philippine airport by a Muslim rebel group killed 23 people — including one American, a Southern Baptist missionary named Bill Hyde. It’s ironic that Hyde, 59, died at the little airport in Davao City where he’d walked countless times — a place considered safe. He […]
After the brutal murder of her husband, a Southern Baptist worker serving at a hospital in Yemen, Marty Koehn was faced with an overwhelming decision: should she stay in Yemen or go back to America? Confidence in God’s calling and a feeling of utter peace trumped any fears that could have paralyzed her.