By John Maust Nine aspiring authors traveled to Alexandria, Egypt, once-great port city founded by Alexander the Great in 321 B.C. and famed in its day as the seat of all learning. In a place where the Great Library once held 700,000 manuscripts—every known work in existence—they learned the craft of writing at a training
By Yessy Sutama, Indonesia The first morning of the New Year. I read a text message from my brother. A New Year’s reflection. So beautiful. I thought the greeting was quoted by my brother from another person’s text message to him. He often does this if he feels that the text was good and would
By Ivanova Nono Fotso, Cameroon I know a young woman who has many grown-up responsibilities: university studies, work, chores, volunteering and church. Yet unbeknownst to the rest of the world, this young woman has a secret room in her heart. In that room, she revisits the world of a five year-old girl, filled with wonder
In late August, Anglican minister Etienne M. wrote us, “Beni has been a theater of killing; 50 people were killed by machetes last Saturday. The whole week has been of mourning.” Pray that God will stop the barbaric rebel violence and restore order around the city of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Pastor Etienne’s
What is the best good news that you have ever received? I recently asked some friends to describe a time when they received some really good news. Some, with great emotion, shared dramatic news: *A scary medical test that came back negative *A family member had survived a serious accident or catastrophe *An unexpected financial
Every ministry has its unsung heroes, and Lea Meyer was certainly one for MAI. Soon after our founding, Lea quit a high-paying job to come and work at MAI without any salary for more than six months. “Lea grasped the vision and potential of MAI ministry from the moment we were launched,” said founding CEO Bob
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