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Casi Demasiado Tarde

Read in English Había oído del tráfico de sexo, pero nunca había imaginado que me tocaría a mí. Pensé que era un tema más bien para otros países. Yo era una buena estudiante de una escuela...
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Doomed Forever

A 13-year-old girl crouches in a dark corner on the dusty floor – hair dirty and tangled, eyes hollow and lifeless. The scent of a hundred men clings to her small frame. The look on her face: not...
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Ordinary Citizen to the Rescue

Conservative estimates show that 100,000 children are prostituted or at risk of commercial sexual exploitation annually. A manager of a Dunkin’ Donuts shop in New York considered himself an average...
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Not Your Dad’s Porn

Unlike in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s – or even 5 years ago, today’s porn is more accessible than ever. Back in the day, if a person wanted to view pornography, he had to go looking for it. He...
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The Generosity of the King

Henry Van Dyke once said, “Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world – stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death – and that the blessed life which...
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Skipping Christmas

In 2004, actors Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis co-starred in a holiday movie, Christmas with the Kranks, created from John Grisham’s book, Skipping Christmas. Allen and Curtis play the main characters,...
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A Priceless Piece of Junk

“Nancy, what in the world is this piece of junk down here in the basement?!” “I bought it for five dollars at a garage sale,” my wife called back with a note of hopefulness in her voice. How could...
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Treasures of the Heart

As we “blended” our two families, my husband and I had to compromise when it came to traditions, as do most families. “My” two, Phil and Leslee, and I had always looked forward to bundling up to...
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Social Media Impact

You might think social media like Facebook and Twitter are a waste of time, or even a mockery of community. It seems like people will share anything! I just read a Facebook news feed from a girl in her...
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The Canal

It was a Monday evening in the middle of June when God called Joel out of darkness and into the light. I was serving as an intern at Puente de Amistad, Open Bible’s mission base in Tijuana, Mexico. Tracy...
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Regional MVP Visions

Do you want to financially support the Great Commission through the MVP Venture but aren’t sure which ventures to choose? Would you prefer to just run with your region’s Great Commission vision? You can...
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Presenting Mission Venture Plan!

What a joy it is to realize that Open Bible Churches helped bring fresh water, a school, and a mission base to the interior of Cambodia. This is the reason for Open Bible’s new Mission Venture Plan: to...
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Church MVP Vision

If you are looking through all the Ministry Venture options and feel a little overwhelmed, the ability to join the Ventures your local church is supporting may ease your mind. The Church VMP Vision method...
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God’s Heart For Cambodia

In 2007 a mission team from Lifesong Church of the Open Bible (formerly Asian Church of the Open Bible) in Des Moines, Iowa, helped start a preschool in Tamada Village, Takeo Province, in Cambodia. The...
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Do You Love Me?

Jesus asked (John 21), “Peter, do you love me?” Peter’s response was characteristically quick and equally direct, “Yes, Lord, you know I love you.” “Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus...
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True Christmas Treasures

Raising a family on the mission field can prove daunting and frustrating, and yet fulfilling and gratifying – especially when the Christmas season arrives. I remember well our first Christmas tree in...
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Good Will Come from Evil

By Sylvia Igbinazaka September 11 began like any other morning in the Igbinazaka household. My husband and children were already out the door. I was putting the finishing touches to my appearance when...
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The Horrific Day

By Mavis Noteman In the period of 90 minutes my life changed forever. The morning of September 11 had been ordinary. I was going about my daily routine. Suddenly I felt an explosion. I realized something...