By John Maust, MAI President About 15 years ago I gave my wife, Elsa, a pink dogwood tree for Mother’s Day. The kids and I planted the tiny tree in the front yard and waited impatiently for gorgeous flowers to bloom. One year passed, then two, then three. Still no flowers. We wondered if the
“We now see that writing is a way to serve the Lord,” said a young man after MAI training. “Writing can reach people in places where we ourselves cannot go.” Last year he and friends in a closed country of Southeast Asia formed the first Christian publisher in their nation, an exciting outcome of our
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 John D. Maust, MAI President Sometimes God surprises us by doing something we did not imagine. Has such a thing happened recently in MAI’s work? A friend wanted to know. One country came immediately to mind. Several years ago, we began doing some behind-the-scenes writer training in a closed nation of Southeast Asia. Some
By John D. Maust, MAI President 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
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