EAST ASIA (BP) – Abby Cavanaugh* had grown up hearing the story of how Jesus multiplied a little boy’s lunch to feed a whole crowd. But on Sept. 15, she got a whole new look at how He can take small gifts and make them grow.
ARUA DISTRICT, Uganda (BP) -- The South Sudanese people who live in the Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement in Uganda know Deborah* is an outsider. They can see it on her skin. She's Liberian, with lighter skin than theirs -- a fact that wasn't erased by the years she lived in South Sudan married to a South Sudanese man. But the scars on her heart are the same as theirs -- they can see that too.
TOKYO -- On normal days, Pastor Joey Zorina is keenly aware that his church, The Bridge Fellowship in Tokyo, is like a tiny candle flickering in a very dark place. The gravity of that truth is even stronger now that he feels a bit like he's having to keep that light to himself.
EUROPE (BP) -- Tim Melton said the coronavirus hasn't made it into the living room of his family's two-bedroom apartment yet or inside the virtual walls of his church. But as the congregation of International Baptist Church in Madrid is spread out all over the city in lockdown, he watches the COVID-19 numbers climb, and he knows it could happen soon.