The last few weeks have been some of the craziest times I have witnessed in my short lifetime. Y2K was crazy when the fear of crashed computers and the possible fall out when we turned our clocks to 2000. 9/11 was another crazy time as we watched what happened after the horrible events in New … Continue reading What Pandemics Reveal About Us
Every day when we wake up, check our news feeds on our phones, or our favorite national news there seems to be new cases of the Coronavirus. The news stokes fear because fear is what keeps people coming back to their channel. The fear of the coronavirus has caused stores to run out of their … Continue reading Coronavirus And Canceling Your Short-Term Missions Trip?
Living in Mexico has provided a different perspective on the rhetoric we often hear in the United States in regards to its neighboring country to the south. My family crosses the San Diego/Tijuana border regularly and we also do some work in Tijuana with immigrants, refugees, and deportees at a local church. Many times, what … Continue reading “Don’t Go to Mexico!” – Why Context Matters
As news broke, I didn’t believe it was real. Yet, I continued to scroll Twitter hoping it was all a hoax. But the more I scrolled, the more news came out, the more real it became, and it was confirmed a basketball legend, too young, had died with his daughter. Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant … Continue reading When a Legend Dies
They were looking, hoping, and searching. Though hope was beginning to fade, there were still a few people who were looking for the Messiah. Israel had been waiting years for the Messiah to come, rescue, and free them from the oppression of their oppressors. Many of the Jews were looking for the Messiah to set … Continue reading Hope Misplaced
Adeoye Famodun is the Manager of Volunteer Corps Programs at international NGO HOPE worldwide. Through Volunteer Corps, he partners with communities across the globe to provide programs that connect volunteers with local communities with the goal of sustainable and respectful service. Born in Nigeria, Adeoye moved with his family to Atlanta Georgia in 1999. Passionate about global … Continue reading The Power of a Story – Guest Blog Post
Evil has no point, no purpose other than to steal, kill, and destroy. Evil does not take into account, age, gender, race, country, religion, non-religion, or time. It doesn’t stop, it just keeps coming. But, how long oh Lord must we wait? How Long? Millions of people are still enslaved, forced to work long hours, … Continue reading How Long – A Lament