Archive - January 2019

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The Only Hospital that Would Treat Him
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What Can Mount Kilimanjaro Teach You About God?
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When Allah Doesn’t Answer, but Jesus Does [January Prayer Focus]

The Only Hospital that Would Treat Him

Medical ministry
Joram's Muslim faith forbade him from having anything to do with Christians. But as a refugee suffering from a lung disease, he didn't have much choice.

Joram* fell to the floor, knocked down by the fit of coughing and wheezing. He struggled for just one breath. He couldn’t raise himself quite high enough though — his vision darkened. His chest burned. His chronic lung disease had driven him to the local sanatorium. But he didn’t want to be admitted. He knew the sanatorium was run by Christians, and his Muslim faith kept him from supporting Christian organizations. But this was the only nearby facility that would treat him. And right now, he needed oxygen immediately. Joram felt nurses’ arms around him, lifting him up off the…

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What Can Mount Kilimanjaro Teach You About God?

Brett Miller's climb up Mount Kilimanjaro was just supposed to be a fun adventure. Instead, he came away with enduring lessons about his faith. Photo courtesy of Brett Miller.

As a missionary to Swaziland, my job feels like a vacation, so I don’t often take one. But this year, friends and family gave a generous gift with strict instructions that the money was to be used on something I wanted to do — but not on anything ministry related. Some friends and I decided that, despite my being 54, we should climb to the highest peak in Africa. When we arrived at the base of Kilimanjaro, the guides told us there are four rules to follow to summit the mountain. He told us we must: Have a good attitude….

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When Allah Doesn’t Answer, but Jesus Does [January Prayer Focus]

Pray with us for Muslims around the world
The Muslim population is growing, but God longs to save them. Please pray with us for Muslims around the world!

Gita* laid in the hospital bed, clutching her sick child. Worry and panic had settled in her heart ever since she’d brought her baby here. And now, her child seemed especially still. The doctor entered the room, looked at the small, lifeless body and then turned to the distressed mother. Your child has died, the doctor told Gita. The words Gita never wanted to hear now lingered in the room. Gita was Muslim, but she realized then that Allah hadn’t been listening to her pleas. Desperately, she cried out to the new God her husband and his missionary friends had…

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