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I Don’t Wanna Go to China!

Posted by admin in October 2nd, 2009 | no comment 
Published in faith, missions, obedience

Interview With Dr. Teri McCarthy Here’s an interview (it’s 13 minutes long) I did with a local church on how I got into missions in the first place. It’s like I always say, “God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise.” I was 23 years old when I first went […]

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The Ladies’ Room Prayer and Heroes of the Faith

Posted by admin in August 13th, 2009 | 5 comments 
Published in faith, missions

It seems difficult for Millennials to find real heroes today. Christian teens especially struggle to find good role models and mentors. Mine was always Corrie ten Boom. I was twelve-years-old when I first saw The Hiding Place. My family was living in Oklahoma City at the time. Every Sunday my parents let me go to […]

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Can Angels Drive?

Posted by admin in July 29th, 2009 | 8 comments 
Published in faith, missions

A few years back I took a trip around the globe seeking the Church. I was trying to answer the question, “What is the role of the North American white male in 21st century missions?” Nowhere did this question need to be asked more than in Africa. It was July. I purchased my ticket in […]

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Part V – Back in the US, Back in the US, Back in the USSR!

Posted by admin in June 29th, 2009 | 6 comments 
Published in faith, missions

Trans-Siberian. Trans-Siberian. Trans-Siberian. I’ve never been diagnosed “officially” but I’m pretty certain I’m a bit OCD! Once I get my mind stuck on something, I really have a tough time changing focus. Even with that crazy dangerous Chernobyl nuclear stuff, I still wanted to go across the USSR by train. News was usually hard to […]

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Part IV – Moscow: April 27, 1986

Posted by admin in June 23rd, 2009 | 1 comment 
Published in faith, missions

Saturday night, my last night in Helsinki, I was packing and repacking and trying to sort through all my junk when Marianne brought me one ton of Finnish chocolate bars. Yes. Exactly one ton. Please note here that Finnish chocolate is ooohhh so delicious and I truly love it! But where was I going to […]

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Part I – No Tickets, No Visa, No Service

Posted by admin in June 20th, 2009 | 4 comments 
Published in faith, missions

Long, long ago in a land far, far away there was an old-maid missionary, uh, well, maiden who thought she heard God’s voice and attempted to follow that voice wherever she thought it was leading her. Her handy hearing-God’s-voice-manual came from a beautiful Kingdom Princess named Corrie ten Boom. The poor old-maid-missionary maiden (is that […]

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Mohammed is Greater Than Jesus?

Posted by admin in April 8th, 2009 | 3 comments 
Published in faith, missions

“Monkeys will fly out my nose before I go there!” I was very serious and very firm with Daryl. He’d made an agreement with UNESCO and Afghanistan’s Ministry of Higher Education that he’d bring a team of academics to Kabul for university faculty training by March 2003. “You know I can’t go to a Muslim […]

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Mean Old Lao Deng!

Posted by admin in April 7th, 2009 | 6 comments 
Published in faith, missions

I was a big, dumb, white girl from Kansas living in a city of 1.5 million Chinesers. In fact, in the fall of 1983, there were only about 15 foreigners total in our newly opened city of Changchun. I was there with two other women and we were the first Americans to teach at the […]

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Is There Life in Outer Space?

Posted by admin in February 11th, 2009 | 5 comments 
Published in missions

They were literally yelling at me—screaming actually—these two babushka, thick-ankled, over-muscular cafeteria ladies. Everyone fears cafeteria ladies, but in Russia they are a whole lot worse; they are EXTREME CAFETERIA LADIES. I was soooo embarrassed standing there in the middle of the crowded cafeteria (café diarrhea was another name I had for it). Students stopped […]

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Dreams Really Do Come True

Posted by admin in February 10th, 2009 | 5 comments 
Published in faith, missions

Second place is common in my life. I’m daughter #2 of my parents. I am wife #2 of my husband. Once I was in a competition in high school and I won…yes…second place. I wore a lot of hand-me-downs (second place clothing) as a kid and if you think about it, being a step-mom is, […]

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