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Redemption Can Be Found in Every Pile of Garbage

Posted by admin in November 3rd, 2009 | 8 comments 
Published in faith, missions, obedience

In 1991 the average Muscovite woman had 18 abortions in a lifetime. (The national average for women across Russia at that time was six). The procedure became so common and such an everyday occurrence that most Muscovite women ceased calling it an abortion and decided to call it douche or a cleansing. It was a […]

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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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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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Roadblocks

Posted by admin in February 6th, 2009 | 3 comments 
Published in faith

God is good…all the time. Think about it. He knows we’re frail and weak and that we have a tendency to do bad things. It’s in our nature. I know. I know. I am always writing about original sin, but it’s true. Our nature is to sin. But think about what God says in Scripture, […]

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