100 Years in Chad: Foundations

100 Years in Chad: Foundations

Pastor Poulo Jacques, the Director of Evangelism and Mission for the EFLT (Chadian Lutheran Brethren Church) paused for a moment, and said, “Here is the foundation of the house originally built by Missionary Kaardal in 1920…”  Pastor Jacques could hardly contain his...
The CLB Sent

The CLB Sent

In Luke 10:2-4, Jesus gave this instruction to missionary teams as he sent them out: “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among...
Taiwan: Dreaming of Chad

Taiwan: Dreaming of Chad

A government official wearing a flowing jellabiya, a long tunic common in Chad, greeted us with these words, “Thank you for coming to visit our country, to see it with your own eyes. A Chadian proverb tells us that what is close to the eyes is close to the heart.” His...
Taiwan: Bamboo and the Church

Taiwan: Bamboo and the Church

As I enjoyed a hike with Ethan and Sandy Christofferson in the highlands of western Taiwan, I was in awe of the local grass that towered over my head. That’s right… grass! Bamboo is the most common grass on the planet, boasting over 1,400 different species! It is the...
Counting It All Joy

Counting It All Joy

The woman is curled up, hugging her knees to her chest, lying on her side on the floor. There is a guard, so she can’t escape. She has been denied food and water for two days. She has been threatened with death. Her children have been taken away and beaten. And she is...