Impact Blog

Christina and I have been in India for five days, travelling with our partners and friends, Randeep and Anu Mathews. For years I have wanted Christina to see some of the India that I love so much; until now, all she has seen are the slums and poor rural villages where we work. Over the past few days we have seen the remarkable Agra Red Fort, which was constructed in the 16th and 17th century by the Mogul rulers. Before the British stripped it, the fort and palace were covered with gold and jewels, including the largest diamond in the world. Even without most of the precious stones, this huge fort is a marvel. Yesterday, Christina went with Randeep and Anu to the Taj Mahal. (Unfortunately, I was back at the hotel dealing with some sickness that has now disappeared.) I first saw the Taj in 1998 and have wanted Christina to see it ever since. For me, it is the most beautiful structure I have ever seen. To my delight, she loved it.   Read More

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Checkout the Latest: India Journey Report, Part 1

Having just returned from an overseas trip to nations in the developing world, I find myself thankful on levels I usually take for granted. Are we driving home from the airport on air? The road is so smooth. Where are the bone jarring, head hitting the jeep ceiling kind of bumps? Where is the traffic we have to weave in and out of and the motorcycles squeezing by to get to the front of the queue while we sit in the interminably long line of traffic waiting our turn as the police officer is doing his best to organize the chaos? 
What do I do with the toilet paper? Where is the trash bin? Or can I flush it down the loo? 
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Checkout the Latest: A Traveler's Perspective by Cynthia Pearson

Today I sat with tears in my eyes as I listened to worship pour forth from the Sons and Daughters of Destiny. These are precious men and women who have previously been disregarded, traumatized and castoff in prison or on the streets of Nakuru, Kenya. Today they radiate the grace of God in a stunning display of rescue and transformation. Salvation has restored parents with children, released generational blessings and enabled dreams to be birthed in the midst of business mentorship and training. These men and women are being called into leadership within the church, community and nation. They pray together, worship together and support each other's dreams for  a life with hope and a future. They reach out to others still on the streets knowing that in bringing healing to others, they themselves continue to heal. There are no limits for them as the old has passed away and all things have become new. Salvation has come to Nakuru and I'm speechless at its intensity and the depth of its transformational power. May the God of all grace and mercy open our minds and hearts to see the depths of His love for whoever might be 'the other' in our own lives and may we too offer love and hope as we ask the question, 'Who would God reach through me?'.   Read More

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Checkout the Latest: Who Would God Reach Through Me by Karen Fritzke