GraceWorks Global

Category: Missions


Inspired by a 3 Year-Old

Allen has been home from Nicaragua for more than a week, and it was a wonderful trip.  Many trusted Christ for salvation, and much was accomplished on the training center.  We’ll give a full report on the trip in our…

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Co-dependency and a Fashion Faux Pas…

I spent the morning driving around in short city blocks near a church where we’ve ministered in Nicaragua in the past.  Pastor Juan had arranged for me to use our rental truck to pick up local men who were struggling…

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The Urgency of the Message… Ethiopia

I have to admit, I don’t feel much like blogging tonight.  Our dear friends’ newborn is fighting for his life tonight while his sweet mama is recovering from emergency surgery, in another hospital, 100 miles away from her baby.  It’s…

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Sad to Leave Kenya, but on to Ethiopia…

Allen is finishing up his stay in Kenya today and will be leaving for Ethiopia on (his) Saturday.  He has been treated very kindly by our Kenyan Field Director, Ken (and Winnie), and has met a host of wonderful people…

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I Like Sugar!

Anyone who knows anything about me knows that I like ice cream, but that’s because it’s cold sugar.  Basically, I like sugar. On my recent flight to Kenya, I was served a few in-flight meals.  One of the packets that…

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Safely in Kenya…

I just heard from Allen, and he made it safely to Kenya!  After a little sleep, he will be preaching at a Sunday morning service and in the days to come he will be training pastors and church leaders in…

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All Is Well. More Reassurance from Sheree…

We now have only a few days left of our precautionary quarantine, and all is still well.  Allen’s temperature has been normal and he has been very healthy – not having had so much as a cold!  He did a mid-quarantine…

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Our Statement

Wednesday evening, we retired for the night having no idea what awaited us the next morning.  We did not expect every major news organization to be asking for interviews and we certainly didn’t expect the large amount of hate mail…

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A Little (Reassuring??) Note from Sheree

Several months ago, we were faced with a decision. A hard decision. Allen’s scheduled trip to Liberia was suddenly fraught with life-threatening danger because of the Ebola epidemic. We were told we should cancel the trip. We thought seriously about…

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Yes, It’s Very Clear!

At the end of our training today, I concluded by asking if there were any questions and if the message had been clear.  The room was silent, so I gathered they either didn’t understand or were unsure of how to…

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