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On the ground in the Bahamas: “There’s almost nothing left”

On the ground in the Bahamas: “There’s almost nothing left”

In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the Bahamas look like a war zone. Cars are strewn about and sandwiched between the remains of what used to be homes, schools, and businesses. Now, it’s all destroyed — and the people who once lived here are struggling to survive. I’m...
On the ground in Cuba: Church planters sacrifice everything

On the ground in Cuba: Church planters sacrifice everything

In case you missed it, my dad and I recently spent a few days visiting church planters in Cuba. I’ve been hearing stories from his trips to this island for over 20 years, and now I see why. Cuba is rich in history and unique architecture. In some ways, it looks as if...
On the ground in Cuba: “Cuba para Cristo”

On the ground in Cuba: “Cuba para Cristo”

Someone recently asked me, “What is your favorite place to travel?” At the time, I didn’t have an answer. There are many countries that hold a special place in my heart. But after the incredible week I just had in Cuba, I can say this beautiful nation is definitely in...
On the Syrian border: Refugees face more than one enemy

On the Syrian border: Refugees face more than one enemy

I often get asked, “Vernon, why do you keep traveling back to refugee camps on the Syrian border?” For me, the answer is simple. Because ISIS has not yet been completely defeated. Because these refugees still can’t return home. And because they and their loves ones...
On the ground in Peru: You can cure kids and restore their futures

On the ground in Peru: You can cure kids and restore their futures

This past Christmas, my oldest son left home early to travel with his band. He had been home from college for only a short time, so I was sad to see him leave — but I was also so very proud.As a mother, I have done my best to encourage my children to follow their...
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