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By Eun Joo Angela Ryo

His shifty uneasy eyes and the white knuckles from clutching the straps of his backpack too hard were sure signs that he was going into the fight-or-flight mode if he wasn’t there already. His tiny ten-year-old body was tense with mistrust and fear. I had taken my young adult group on a mission trip to New Mexico. Our main ministry was to tutor the Navajo children. We picked up the children from their homes and brought them to the mission center to teach them math and English and to love on them as much as possible. (more…)

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A Season Spent Alone

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By Ann Chen

When I tell people about my time serving overseas in Malawi, the part that I usually get the most response about is when I tell them about the nearly 4 months I spent alone. (more…)

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All I Once Held Dear

Ann Chen Malawi groupBy Ann Chen

Most of my adult life in America has been spent trying to grow to become a woman that others could look up to: somebody that could influence and contribute to the lives of others and who others can grow and learn from. For the most part, it was with good intentions. I wanted to help others grow in their encounters with Christ, and it was for those reasons that I made ministry, career, and life decisions that I did. (more…)

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Photo by Pink Sherbet Photography

By Ann Chen

“For your Maker is your husband—the Lord Almighty is his name—the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth. Isaiah 54:5

Growing up, I’ve heard God described in many ways. Father, Provider, Healer, Shepherd, Redeemer, Husband. I’ve seen God demonstrate himself in so many ways as the first few, but husband? It’s such a hard concept to grasp. (more…)

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Photo by Evil Erin

By Ann Chen

For most of my life, the thought of going overseas as a missionary was practically non-existent. While I admired those that were “doing God’s work” in foreign lands, it just seemed a little too much out of my comfort zone.

I was a person that liked to play it safe. (more…)

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Photo by kevin dooley

By Ann Chen

“Are you willing to lay down your dreams for a season, even the ones I’ve given you? It will be glorious.”

In September of 2011, I went on a personal retreat for my 30th birthday at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City. One of the days there, I had a chance to be prayed over. (more…)

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Khanh Ho runs a business with her brother called RC Toy House, selling remote-controlled helicopters, trucks, cars, etc.  In 2007, she graduated Fuller Theological Seminary with an MA in the School of Intercultural Studies.  Khanh is Chinese, born in Hong Kong, and immigrated to the US at the age of 5.   (more…)

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