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GOING THROUGH THE GREAT GATE! FULFILLING GOD’S PURPOSE!

Yaroslavl the Wise in front of the Golden Gate of Kiev Opportunity: The word speaks of potential, fulfillment, & satisfaction. The dictionary defines the word as, “a fit or convenient time; a favorable occasion or circumstance.” Opportunities appear to all of us every day as our heavenly Father gives us the choice to grow or

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The Compass of Christ’s Compassion

Alene was a “compass” to get us where we needed to go! Have you ever been lost in an unfamiliar place? While in Ukraine, my partner (Donnie Smith) & I visited Kiev. Our missionary hosts left us by ourselves for a few days. I know some Russian, but not enough to feel confident in asking directions

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Eclecticstan

You are now in Eclecticstan Women in Eclecticstani churches wear head coverings! Many languages, octopus soup, and head coverings! What do these items have in common? They can all be seen in “Eclecticstan”! What?! You’ve never heard of Eclecticstan? Well, let me enlighten you! My classmates and I recently “visited” a fictional country:  “Eclecticstan” as

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Overcoming Fear

Overcoming Fear The view from the top of the cliff Terrified! That was the only word to describe my emotion at the moment. The view from the top of the cliff was beautiful, but the realization that I needed to repel down the 70 foot cliff struck fear into my soul. As a student, I

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