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From the Field: Please help Syria’s child refugees

From the Field: Please help Syria’s child refugees

This week, I’ve shared a lot of the hopelessness I’ve seen on the Syrian border. But today, I want to give you an example of something that demonstrates how hope is never lost as long as compassionate people exist. One of the highlights of this trip was the chance to...
On the Syrian border: Dropping everything to flee

On the Syrian border: Dropping everything to flee

While in the Middle East this week, I stood on the Syrian border and watched as countless people poured out of the country of their birth. A few arrived in cars, but many people piled out of buses. They dragged small suitcases and trash bags containing the possessions...
From the Field: Meet Natasha from Puerto Rico

From the Field: Meet Natasha from Puerto Rico

Family has always been important to me, particularly through my battle with cancer and other difficult seasons in my life. And no matter where I travel in the world, I see that we all have that in common — families are important to us, especially in times of crisis....
On the ground in Puerto Rico

On the ground in Puerto Rico

It’s been five months since Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the island province of Puerto Rico. The world watched, eyes glued to their screens as footage of flooded streets cycled on every news channel. When I saw the news and heard the stories of destruction, I...
Feeding the hungry in Cuba and beyond

Feeding the hungry in Cuba and beyond

Last fall, the world watched as Hurricane Irma devastated much of the Caribbean. Months later, the island of Cuba is still recovering. During my recent trip there, I walked along streets still littered with rubble. I saw buildings completely destroyed by flood damage....
Important: New Christ-followers in Cuba!

Important: New Christ-followers in Cuba!

I had been looking forward to my trip to Cuba for months. Over the past several years, the island nation has experienced incredible social and political change. And in the middle of that change, a rapidly growing and thriving network of local churches had emerged. But...
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