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Building a bridge

As I seek to establish meaningful relationships with people in East Asia, it’s like building a bridge. Or maybe it’s more like building a pyramid, one layer at a time.
       

Thailand: A special place in my heart

Students ThailandGod is so faithful. There is a girl I recently met here in Bangkok whom I absolutely love. She really relates to us well, and she's just precious.

       

London: Tough questions at tea time

Bowman in LondonIn London, my Monday morning was spent inside a church, serving coffee and tea to people coming in off the streets.

       

And so it begins

For the past few days, I lived in a room with three empty beds. But now, I am sleeping in a room where two beds are filled with my new roommates, Alfred and Ryan.
       

“I” trouble

I knew I had a package arriving from home. I decided to check the mail a little early, even though I was pretty sure it wouldn’t be here yet.
       

God gives strength

I struggle to find the words to express the amazing week I had watching sixth graders build relationships and share their faith with kids right here in Arlington.
       

Passionate Portland

In the time I’ve spent in Portland, Ore., one thing I’ve noticed about the people is that they are all passionate about something.
       

So similar

The One Brothel Ministry that I work with here in East Asia has given me so many opportunities to share and to care for so many hurting girls.

       

Cultural differences

In orientation, we learned how to interact with people here in East Asia.
       

Field trip to remember

I was chosen from among the summer missionaries to go with a group of kids to a museum for a field trip.
       

Texas Baptist Forum

The No. 1 problem is the human condition permeated with hatred, abusiveness, greed, infidelity and other sins.
       

Quotes in the News

"Everyone deserves compassion. Everyone deserves dignity. Everyone, everyone, everyone deserves love. Why am I telling you this? Because the AIDS disease is caused by a virus, but the AIDS epidemic is not. The AIDS epidemic is fueled by stigma, violence and indifference." --Elton John
       

2nd Opinion: Christian faith & political beliefs

Suppose we were to ask Jesus, "Who do you like, Republicans or Democrats?" I suspect both groups would be disappointed with his response.
       

Book Reviews: Grieving God's Way

Books reviewed in this issue include Grieving God's Way by Margaret Brownley, Both-And: A Maston Reader edited by William M. Tillman Jr., Rodney S. Taylor & Lauren C. Brewer and Fake Christianity by C.B. Matthews.
       

IN TOUCH: Marshall, Victoria & other Texas towns

As a former associational director of missions, I truly appreciate the ministry of our DOMs around the state.
       
 
 
 
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