Category Archives: TRAVELING

Opportunities abound in sharing faith while traveling

Stranded in the Jungle

My husband Dan accompanied me and Dixie on a mission trip to Central America. Our purpose was to do evangelism, teach two weeks of English and hold down the fort at a Christian seminary, while the headmaster visited family in … Continue reading

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He Applied to Med School – But Why?

David’s deep desire had always been to serve God on the mission field.  He applied to med school. But why? It was exactly four years since high school graduation.  Now in four days, he would graduate from the university. He’d … Continue reading

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God’s Faithfulness in the Jungle

Once a month Drs. Matt and Sarah would fly with their children to a mining village to purchase supplies. One day a well-dressed man approached them, introducing himself as Martin from the copper mine.  He was curious.  What was a … Continue reading

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Serving God in the Jungle

Medical doctors Matt and Sarah began serving God as medical missionaries when their daughter was three and their son was just a year old. They worked in a remote jungle hospital, caring for patients. In addition, they taught future health … Continue reading

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15-year-old Needs Big Sister

She wore no makeup, yet this 19-year-old college student from the big city was a striking beauty.  Elaina was a tourist who stopped by our Bible table at the beach and liked what we were doing. We talked at length and … Continue reading

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Astrology in Myanmar

We learned a great deal from our Buddhist guides while in Myanmar. For example, the people there don’t have family names (surnames). Their last name is the day of the week they were born.  They divide Wednesday into two days: … Continue reading

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Nirvana? Reincarnation?

Our guide in Myanmar explained that Myanmar  (formerly Burma) is the most religious Buddhist country in the world, in terms of the proportion of monks in the population and proportion of income spent on religion. A Buddhist’s ultimate spiritual goal … Continue reading

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Karma

While traveling in Myanmar (formerly Burma), our Buddhist guide shared that Karma was basic to his faith.  “Karma is the belief that your current station in life is a direct result of the way you lived in a previous life.” … Continue reading

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Superstition, Luck and Buddhism

We have wonderful memories from our trip to Myanmar—formerly Burma.   We not only learned about the people and the country, we also learned about their religion: Buddhism. For example, we learned that Buddhists don’t believe in a personal God!  … Continue reading

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Elohim is Plural?

I was having a discussion with an older Jewish gentleman who was studying the Torah. He said, “I know you’re a student of the Bible.  But did you know the word for God in the Bible is Elohim—and that word … Continue reading

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