To Those Who Left; To Those Who Stayed

To those of you who left America this summer... Know that the hardest part about leaving will be returning; know that the reverse-culture shock will often hit you harder than the initial culture shock of a new country; know that your thoughts might be irrational and offensive to others as you process your trip; have … Continue reading To Those Who Left; To Those Who Stayed

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Something Irresistible—The Journey of a Syrian Refugee

Grenoble, France—June 13, 2017 Grant: Tell me your story. Philip: I’m from Syria. I lived in Damascus, the capital of Syria. I’m from a Muslim background. My family is originally from the Syrian coast. I was born in 1990 and my family was close-to-Atheist. We haven’t practiced the Islamic rituals. Because of the Communist influence … Continue reading Something Irresistible—The Journey of a Syrian Refugee

Behind the Veil of Villeneuve {Photo Story #1}

We spent hours in prayer and worship amidst our time in Villeneuve knowing that without it our time would be wasted. Ministry, especially cross-cultural, must be seasoned with prayer before, during, and after. "The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective"  —James 5:16b.      “Today we labored in prayer for hours in Villeneuve, … Continue reading Behind the Veil of Villeneuve {Photo Story #1}