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Immigrant?

June 17, 2016 by Ruth Wantz in Mission
Immigrant?

If you are unfamiliar with immigration services, you might ask, "Why should I care about immigrants?" Well, up until several years ago, this would have been my question, too. But things have changed for me. New possibilities in my life have opened up wonderful opportunities and blessings. My story begins after making a commitment to "serve God anywhere, anytime, anyplace". In 1971, my husband Bob, myself, and our two small children headed off to Peru. This may be considered the foolishness...

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Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite

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Mothers sometimes say, in that singsong kind of voice, “…and don’t let the bedbugs bite” while tucking their children into bed. I never knew what a bedbug was, and I certainly never wanted to get acquainted with the bite of one. The Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia is informative about bedbugs, or what is scientifically called Cimex Lectularius. They cannot fly. They are blood-suckers. They come out at night from their hiding places in wooden beds or from other...

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Front Row Seat

Front Row Seat

As a missionary in Siberia, Russia for eight years, I was confident that I had a bird’s eye view to what God was doing in the world - at least my part of the world. And I was happy and excited to be a part of expanding the kingdom of heaven. When my family was suddenly and unexpectedly returned to the United States, I was devastated and resigned myself to sitting on the sidelines, watching God use others. I spent several years adjusting to life in America, and not always with a joyful...

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