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    Apostle: Gifted For Others

    When I was preparing to go live for 4 months in Turkey, trying to discern what God was doing in my life, preparing me for, a dear friend of mine reminded me of a passage – gave it to me as a blessing, and perhaps, prophetically: “Thus I make it my ambition to proclaim the good news,     not where Christ has already been named,    so that I do not build on someone else’s foundation, 21but as it is written, ‘Those who have never been told of him shall see,    and those who have never heard of him shall understand.’” (Romans 15:20-21)             It resonated with me, strengthened me…

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    Mysterious Faith and Certain Silence

    “The opposite of faith is not doubt. The opposite of faith is certainty.” Anne Lamott. When I was in 8th grade the director of mission overseeing our denomination’s Asia division came to speak to our church about God’s work there. He described opportunities for any who wished to participate in that mission including the Evangel Children’s Home in Hong Kong and the need’s there. At the end of his presentation he invited anyone in the congregation who desired to commit to going to Asia in some capacity to come forward and receive prayer. I felt as if I were being hoisted up by angels on either side, up out of…