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My Prayer as a Writer

Several decades ago, MAI founder Bob Reekie met then-aspiring author Pearl Griffith at an MAI training on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. “It was a ‘God moment’ for me that changed my life forever and gave me lasting hope,” she recently wrote us. “The help I have received from MAI since that time, I now

A Prayer of Lament for Racism

By Christine Kindberg, U.S. My heart is broken over the callousness that killed George Floyd on May 25, and even more so because it is rooted in decades and centuries of valuing the lives of white people more than the lives of black people. This injustice and oppression run deep in U.S. culture; you can trace
The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on global publishing and bookselling has been severe, but authors and publishers are seeking creative means to reach online readers and develop new strategies to stay afloat. Christian publishing leaders from seven nations, including China and Italy, gave updates and prayed for each other in MAI’s online “Global Townhall Prayer Meeting”
By Mark Carpenter, Brazil “I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.” -1 Corinthians 1:10 (NLT) I was thinking of this verse

Pray for MAI

China: Easing of Pressures The Chinese government is tightening pressure on Christian activity. Pray for increased religious freedom in China, and for protection and wisdom for MAI publishing and writing colleagues in the country. (See BBC article on church crackdown) Africa: “Mini-LittWorld” Pray for God’s leading in preparations for a continent-wide training conference for Christian

A Prayer for Writers & Publishers

Join us in this prayer for creating words of hope and healing in 2019: “Lord of all things, whose wondrous gifts to us Include the shining symbols known as words, Grant that we may use their mighty power Only for God. Help us pass on Small fragments of Your wisdom, truth and love, Teach us
Robert Solomon is intimately familiar with the struggle to discern God’s calling. The author and Bishop Emeritus of the Methodist Church in Singapore calls himself a doctor-pastor, having followed the Lord on a winding journey through medicine and pastoral ministry. In secondary school, Robert earnestly sought the Lord’s will for his future university studies. Robert

I was tempted to cut it down…

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