Thoughts...From a Fellow Pilgrim
~ By Abigail M. Paul ~
A look at the command in 1 Thes. 5:18, and a reminder that our Father's love can always, always be trusted...even when nothing makes sense to us.
This time we have two and a half pages of letters and photos from readers.
Do you wonder what is an appropriate response for praise received for ministry? In this issue of WC, two readers share their experience along these lines. To see the question that has been posed for next time, click here.
Praying For Missionaries
~ By David & Bethany Bennett~
This father-daughter writing team has put together a comprehensive list of practical ways to be praying for missionaries, based on their own experience in long-term overseas mission work. Prayer is "an important ministry YOU can have!"
Missionary From My Bedroom
~ By Brianna C. ~
Brianna also discusses the ministry of prayer, specifically in relation to the Hollywood community.
Be On the Lookout
~ By Abigail B. ~
Are you "on the lookout" for opportunities to share God's love with others? Abigail shares of an unexpected opening God has given her.
Growing Up in Brazil
~ By Charity G. ~
Charity introduces her family to us, and tells some of the opportunities and experiences God has given them in the past 30 years of ministry in Brazil.
So You Want to Be a Missionary?
~ By Jessalynn G. ~
This article is a convicting challenge to share Jesus with everyone we meet, everywhere we go. If you know Jesus, you are a missionary!
Mission Moments: Insignificant Incidents?
~ By Loretta M. ~
In God's eyes, "there are never insignificant incidents! They are valuable mission moments that will affect eternity. Are we doing our part?"
The Gap of Eternity
~ By Rebekah W. ~
Are you willing to "stand in the gap" and reach out to souls on their way to hell? This is a vital challenge.
~ By Joy G. ~
Have you ever wondered what it'd be like to grow up overseas, as an MK (missionary kid)? In this article Joy gives us an inside look at the advantages and disadvanges of missionary life.
The Mission of Ministry
~ By Alyssa B. ~
Alyssa shares what God has taught her about the value of serving Him right where she is, not waiting until she can do something "big" or "exciting."
The Paul Family Chronicle
This edition of the PFC includes a dramatic mystery: "The Case of the Vanishing Chicks." Can you help us figure out what happened? Also included are a bunch of new "Observations" and several recent photos.
~ By Naomi H. ~
This story, based on a true incident in WWII, challenges us to show God's love to everyone...even our enemies. Lydia P. has illustrated it for us.
God Our Strength
~ By Erin M. ~
Ever had one of "those days"? At some point or another, we've all had to say, "I just can't do this!" That's when our faithful God steps in and becomes our strength.
When God Says Wait
~ By Sarah Grace A. ~
Learning to wait on God is one of the hardest lessons of life. Sarah Grace reminds us of God's faithfulness and shares a list of practical things we can do while we are waiting.
Voice in the Wilderness
~ By Jessica H. ~
Jessica has blessed us by sharing another one of her moving poems; this one is about John the Baptist.
~ By Miriam R. ~
"When the next little girl or boy looks up at you and says, 'I need your help,' how will you respond?"
A Living Example
~ By Danielle G. ~
This article in the "Doing Great Things For God" series, is a challenging to those of us who have younger siblings: are we being a good example and pointing them to Jesus?
~ By Sarah Lee B. ~
Joining in this issue's mini-theme of being a Godly example, Sarah tells us about two older girls who reached out to her and inspired her in her walk with the Lord. Who are you influencing, and how?
This time we have the pleasure of meeting the F. sisters: Jenny, Becky, and Elizabeth. You'll enjoy hearing about what God is doing in their family.
This page of humorous quotes by youngsters will have you smiling and laughing. :-)
The Bibliophile's Niche
Three good books are reviewed in this issue: one historical fiction, a missionary biography, and a Christian commentary on the Narnia series.
A Time To Cook...Dairy-Free Recipes
Here's a helpful collection of recipes for anyone that needs to avoid dairy products. The rest of us will enjoy them, too! :-) For the next issue, send your pumpkin and squash recipes.
This column is filled with nine advertisements: for penpals, magazines, ministry opportunities, etc.
Discover the Treasures of God's Wisdom
This issue's Bible reading schedule -- prepared by reader Samantha R. -- focuses on passages about wisdom and foolishness. Weekly selections and memory verses correspond with this issue's theme of missions.