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Wiping Away Tears

By Drew Welch The Welch family: (back row, left to right) Drew, Jessica, (front row, left to right) Kayla, Ian, KirstenIt is a joy to see the fruit that remains and to hear testimonies of God’s healing...
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Finding Refuge

By Cathy Brandt Her story broke my heart. A refugee from Syria, this precious woman told our translators and me that after her husband was killed in Syria, she and her three children escaped to a refugee...
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Serving as Senders

By Mary Jo Hudson Steve Poetzl, former pastor of Heartland Open Bible Church (now Lifehouse Community Church pastored by Brian Stanley) in Urbandale, Iowa, saw evangelism potential in a young couple in our...
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I Was A Stranger

When my wife, Nancy, and I arrived in Hungary more than seven years ago, we didn’t know the language or the culture. It was a daunting task just to set up a household. How do we find an apartment? What is...
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Contagious Passion!

The team in front of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei. The Young Adult Missions Summit held in Taiwan this past July was transformative for all 11 team members including Lois, my wife; Vanessa,...
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God’s Timing

Our team helped with every aspect of the production, including prayer and follow-up. What began as a routine, scheduled “missions trip” turned out to be anything but routine. It became obvious God had...
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Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Only three weeks after an earthquake destroyed 90 percent of the homes belonging to congregants of the Open Bible church in Bohol, Philippines, a massive typhoon ripped through the heart of this island...
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Keep Dreaming!

When Professor Bill Gordon presented his idea for the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope he was told it couldn’t be done. “When we were talking about building back in the late 1950s,”...
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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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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...