Month

August 2013

Anne-Marie: Waiting

This summer I have been reading through Genesis, and no matter how many times I read this book, Joseph’s story continues to be my favorite. I love his undeniable focus in the midst of seemingly hopeless situations. I love how, when it appears God has left Joseph alone, He is sim
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Anne-Marie: Two Questions

This week my team and I are at the Hillsong Conference in Sydney. It has been an awesome opportunity getting to worship with so many people from other countries (we’ve already heard national anthems from Singapore, South Africa, Kenya and Thailand) and learning from incredibly i
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Anne-Marie: A Church Who Prays Together…

One of my favorite things I am going to remember about this church in Australia is how often and how fervently they pray. Before and after every service, I watch as the worship leaders and any other church member who is interested, enter a small room off stage together where they pray
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Anne-Marie: Aussies and Koalas

I have tried to start this post an embarrassing amount of times because I can’t find an eloquent way of saying the only sentence that is coming to mind right now. I love people. The longer I live here, the more I realize the best way to show Jesus is through relationships. This
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Anne-Marie: Meet the Aussie Fam

Hello, friends! I am typing from my host home in Thornlands, Queensland, a city just outside of Brisbane where I will be spending some of my time in Australia. Before I arrived on Wednesday, I spent three days at orientation with 16 other International Mission Board (IMB) students who
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Anne-Marie Coffee: Why I’m Spending the Summer Down Under

When I tell people I’m spending this summer in Australia, their first question is almost always, “For what?” And here’s the simple answer: to disciple. This school year has been full of lessons on top of lessons centering on what it means to be a disciple and what it looks like to ans
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church

Today was the third day of vbs, softball camps, and english classes, and the second day of eyeglass clinics. Over 160 people came to the local church to receive glasses over the past two days. Through the clinics the church has been able to serve the community, meet the people, and ge
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Vbs is underway!

Today was our first day of vbs. We had 64 attend the camp and are expecting many more! Vbs is for kids ages 3-14 which consists of a morning exercise, breakfast, bible, craft, recreation, teaching English, and lunch. Very busy but very fun! In the afternoon, some of us went to an Engl
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Sara Talks to People

As we all slipped on just in time for our flight to Donetsk, Ukraine , we were all feeling the jet lag kicking in. Having assigned seating, I got the blessing to sit next to a woman named Angie. When approaching my seat, with my clearly noted ‘First On Mission’ backpack ta
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