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Thursday Prayer Focus: Day of Fasting and Prayer
Thursday Prayer Focus: Day of Fasting and Prayer

Because prayer is the strategy of Pioneer Bible Translators, our worldwide team intentionally sets aside a day of fasting and prayer every month. On this day, we join in unified prayer, offering up to our Father praises and requests collected especially for this day....

Let it Be Rain
Let it Be Rain

For a time, we lived in a refugee camp with people who had fled across the border from war in their home area. That border was less than 30 miles away, and when their villages were bombed, our tin roof would shake. Learning to distinguish the sounds of war from the...

How to Connect with Refugees
How to Connect with Refugees

Among the current generation of refugees and immigrants arriving in the U.S., many follow the religions that are dominant in their home countries. One religion in particular includes factions that openly oppose Christianity. It’s easy to assume that dialog with...

Danicing in the Dust
Danicing in the Dust

Research notebook? Check. Fully charged phone doubling as a recorder? Check. Diapers for the baby? Check. I headed out to the refugee camp to meet some well-known Naas musicians with my 5-month-old baby in tow. As we ducked down to enter the low door of the first...

Thursday Prayer Focus: Day of Fasting and Prayer
Thursday Prayer Focus: Day of Fasting and Prayer

Because prayer is the strategy of Pioneer Bible Translators, our worldwide team intentionally sets aside a day of fasting and prayer every month. On this day, we join in unified prayer, offering up to our Father praises and requests collected especially for this day....

I Pierced My Nose With a Thorn
I Pierced My Nose With a Thorn

One time I pierced my nose with a thorn. Actually someone else did — I just sat there as the thorn pushed steadily through my nose, my eyes closed peacefully, measuring my breaths, water seeping out of my eyes. It was blissful. There is a pain deep in the bodies of my...