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Lights in the Amazon

Lights in the Amazon

I used to work as a photojournalist in Sao Paulo, but now I’m a volunteer missionary for the Amazon Lifesavers Ministry in Brazil. I’ve been doing this for years, and I love it. If someone told me a few years ago that I’d be in a place like this, I would have thought they were … Read more

Break Bread, not Boards

Break Bread, not Boards

There was a time when Anton was fascinated by the martial arts. He was so skilled that he was selected to study at the Bulgarian National Sports Academy where he later began a sports club and competed in tournaments. Anton was pleased with his hard-won success, but he felt that something important was missing in … Read more

First Impressions

First Impressions

Here’s what I knew about the African continent before I arrived in Uganda with my family.* I pictured a harsh, barren land (as depicted in some documentaries) and having to fetch water from some far away riverbed. But when I looked out the plane window as we approached Entebe Airport, I saw fertile land, lush … Read more

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