Entries for the 'Evangelism' Category
By: Ann L. Coker
I met her first in the waiting room of our rural crisis pregnancy center. I overheard her boyfriend speak into her sad face: “I can’t believe you think you might have some disease. Who else have you been with?”
As I talked with this 16-yr-old in the counseling room, I tried ...
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, Ann L. Coker
By: Ann L. Coker
Sitting before me in the counseling room is a young girl whose life is “sitting on empty.” She just endures life. For her, life may not have been kind or just. She wants only to make it through another day and without this pressing problem of pregnancy. She has come to me. That’s t...
By: Melissa Heiland
As a person who has been involved in ministry for many decades, I am becoming increasingly concerned about competition in ministry. I know it has a very ugly sound and no one likes to admit it, but I don’t see how we can ignore the obvious. In ministry, everybody seems to be keeping score. In ...
By: Michele D. Shoun
Miriam Wheeler is a medical missionary in Odessa, Ukraine. As a doctor eliciting medical histories from patients, it was rare for her to find a woman who had never aborted. Most would have already had several – an average of seven, and as many as 18 during Soviet times!
Responding to the ne...
By: Sherry Camelleri
On Tuesday morning the back of my car was filled with supplies that needed to be taken into the center. So, I parked around the corner from the center and called into the office to ask the volunteer for her help. After unloading the items, I parked in the back parking lot. Walking to the office, I s...
By: Elaine Ham
Several years ago, as I was cleaning out a closet that held some of our adult son's childhood toys and clothes, I noticed an unpleasant odor emanating from the top shelf — somewhere behind the Star Wars figures and the baseball cards.I soon discovered the smell was coming from an old quilt my mother...