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Volume 76, October-December 2007

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This second issue on "Mission Moments" is even more full and exciting than the first! It's encouraging to see how many HW readers have a passion for sharing God's love, whether in daily life at home, or overseas. We hope all who read this issue will catch the vision and find fresh inspiration for being little mirrors of Jesus, wherever you go!

Volume 76
Theme: Mission Moments II

Thoughts...From a Fellow Pilgrim
~ By Abigail M. Paul ~
A touching reminder of God's love for us -- the unconditional, unearnable love of a true Father.

Three pages of letters from readers fill this column along with one photo.

Wise Counsel
When you're seeking direction and wisdom, how can you know which way God is leading? How can we know for certain it is His voice and not something/someone else? Five excellent, Bible-based answers to this question are shared in this issue. To see the question that has been posed for next time, click here.

"Go Pray For Her"
~ By Tanya Swartzendruber~
Have you ever heard God telling you to go reach out to someone? Tanya had that experience recently; here she shares what she learned through it.

Everyday Missions
~ By Brianna C. ~
Brianna shares practical ideas for being a missionary right where God has placed us: in your home, your church, your Wal-mart, and everywhere in between!

Thirty Years in Brazil
~ By Mr. Calvin Gardner ~

After thirty years on the foreign mission field, Mr. Gardner gives us a fascinating look at the Brazilian culture and the various adjustments needed for long-term mission service.

"I Will Never Go To Asia!"
~ By Jolea J. ~

Currently serving as a missionary to the Phillipines, Jolea tells about the path God has used to bring her to this point.

Kairos Moments
~ By Annabelle B. ~

Have you ever asked God to give you kairos moments as you go through daily life? Don't miss these special, God-ordained opportunities to impact someone else's life!

A Missionary...In the House?
~ By Christine S. ~
It was a miracle she was there, and she knew God had a purpose for it. This is Christine's testimony of how God used her as a shining light in the dark halls of Washington, D.C.

Blessed Are The Pure In Heart
~ By Mrs. Gloria Y. ~
Do you have a "mission statement"? For what (or whom) are you living? Nana encourages us to come to the point where we can say whole-heartedly, "It's all about HIM [Jesus]!"

The Paul Family Chronicle
This edition of the Chronicle contains a challenging article by Susanna on genuine Christianity, a collection of recent "Observations," and a photographic peek at some of the adventures we've had this summer. :-)

Coals of Fire
~ By Emily B. ~
Especially for HW's younger readers, this story shows how "heaping coals of fire" really does work, and how it can bring about restoration in relationships. Illustrated by Lydia Paul.

God Brought the Increase
~ By Erin M. ~
Erin shares how God answered prayer and allowed her to lead a precious soul to Jesus for the first time.

Wanted: Encouragers
~ By Naomi H. ~
Have you ever realized how much impact a simply ministry of encouragement can have in others' lives? Naomi gives practical encouragement and inspiration.

Watered By His Grace
~ By Laura K. ~
This is a beautiful testimony of God's faithfulness, picking up from Laura's article in Vol. 68.

Talkative Tots
This popular column of cute children's quotes will leave you chuckling. :-)

Overcoming Obstacles
~ By Danielle G. ~
Danielle brings us another article in her "Doing Great Things For God" series -- this one focuses on the need for diligence and faithfulness in our family relationships, even when it's not easy.

~ By Lindsey S. ~
Do you think you're beautiful? God does! Lindsey addresses this difficult topic head-on with encouraging, Biblical truth.

Subscriber's Corner
In this issue we're introduced to Rebekah W. and her family, and their cozy life in Canada.

The Bibliophile's Niche
Three books are reviewed in this issue: a fictional missionary story, a missionary biography, and a non-fiction mission-motivating book.

Claiming the Victory
~ By A Sister in Christ ~
This WC answer was written a year ago, misplaced, and just now found again. You'll be encouraged by the specific, practical steps shared to gaining victory in your thought life, particularly in the area of desiring marriage and finding contentment while waiting.

The Gem
~ By Doug S. ~
In allegory format, Doug shares what God has taught him about waiting for marriage and not rushing ahead of God's perfect timing.

A Time To Cook...Squash Recipes
This collection of yummy squash and pumpkin recipes is just in time for autumn's harvest! For the next issue, share you favorite pound cake and coffee cake recipes.

A wide variety of advertisements and queries are included in this column, as always.

Discover the Treasures of God's Wisdom
This issue's Bible reading schedule -- prepared by reader Samantha R. -- focuses on passages about prayer, as it is a vital part of all mission outreach. Weekly memory verses suggestions help you hide the Word in your heart on a regular basis.

Click here to see how you can receive a copy of this exciting issue --
we look forward to hearing from you!

Online Articles
Some of the thematic submissions didn't fit in the printed issue, so we've added them to HW's website. Check them out here:

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