• Church Calendar,  Ethiopia,  Extensions,  Faith,  Mozambique

    Lenten Reflections: Isaiah 58

    “Is this the kind of fast I have chosen, only a day for a man to humble himself? Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed and for lying on sackcloth and ashes? Is that what you call a fast, a day acceptable to the Lord? Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?”  During this Lenten time of self-examination, we pause to consider our brokenness and great need—our vulnerability and inability to do enough fasting or law-keeping to earn even an ounce of righteousness. One of my first encounters with…

  • Faith,  Mozambique

    Becoming Poor

    I recently returned from a shortened visit to FH/Mozambique. Due to an illness I came home without accomplishing my intended purpose – to offer training to Child Development Program (CDP) staff as well as have my dried up vision renewed. After six years of working for FH and two since my last field visit, I was full of anticipation for hearing the passion of field staff and appreciating what God is accomplishing through FH in the lives of the most vulnerable. But God’s ways are not my ways. Rather than give, I was forced to receive the unbelievable grace and kindness of FH/Mozambique. Rather than achieve my goals, I fell…