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The Promise of Prayer

How many times do we tell someone, “I will pray for you”? Do we remember to pray? Hopefully, the answer is yes. But my own experience is that I often go away and forget – or neglect – the promise … Continue reading

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The Place of Prayer

We are creatures of habit. Have you ever noticed how you can find the same people seated in the same place week after week on Sunday mornings? Or at the same desks in your college classroom? No one has assigned … Continue reading

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The Privilege of Prayer

Have you seen prayer as one more duty that you need to take care of? Have you been plagued with guilt for not waking up earlier to pray? I have! Jesus told His disciples that when He would leave, they … Continue reading

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Mteja?

Mteja is the Swahili word for “subscriber.” It is the first word spoken by the sweet, friendly recorded voice that comes on when you call someone and they don’t answer. By default, the word has come to mean “not available” … Continue reading

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At the 11th Hour

Tensions were high among nomadic tribes in northeastern Kenya. The Boran and the Gabra had started a revenge cycle. It was a familiar pattern among tribes in the area. This time, a Boran man suspected to be a cattle thief … Continue reading

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We must Shut the Door

Why did those words1, among pages of notes taken at our DOVE Conference, jump off the page at me this week? Obviously, because I needed to hear them–again! As Christ-followers, it is absolutely necessary for us to intentionally block off … Continue reading

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The Ocean and the sand

Last week, we had the privilege of visiting DOVE church planters in Tanga, Tanzania. It was great to pray at specific sites and encourage Mark and Rachel in their work. We were encouraged by what the Lord is doing and … Continue reading

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Purity, No Matter the Cost

A pure heart is what God longs for. In Daniel, we see a sixteen-year-old immigrant embarking on a journey that spans several dynasties. What drives him is God’s favor and a vow never to defile his spirit, soul or body. … Continue reading

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Treasures of Darkness

We are well in to 2018, yet these verses in Isaiah 45:1-3 keep reverberating in my heart as a New Year’s theme. The Lord will uphold your right hand so that He may subdue nations before you loose the armor … Continue reading

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Water!

It finally happened. After going 300 meters into the ground, the rig that was drilling on the DOVE land in Nairobi hit a gushing water aquifer. The Prayer Center property will certainly have plenty of this precious commodity. We are … Continue reading

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