Posts by frontlinemissi

Sharing of Freedom

Maria “Mauxi” Fontalvo is an English teacher in Santa Marta, Colombia and attended the recent Bible Storying training as a translator. In addition to helping with translation, Mauxi was excited to learn new ways to connect with her students and share Bible stories with them. The first day of the training, the trainees learned the…

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Divine Coincidence?

Throughout my life, I have known God to be a Supreme Being, loving Father and loyal Friend. He is everything to me. However, in August of this year I became discouraged and felt something was missing. I struggled to identify what it was. Finally, the answer dawned on me: my emptiness was because I was…

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Taking Flight

Angie* was found wandering by the sea wall in Guyana, South America when she was nine years old. Her mother was a prostitute in the area and unable to provide and care for Angie properly. She was scooped up into the loving arms of Michael and Michiel Campbell and brought to live at the Save-R-Kids…

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Vision for Discipleship

The end of the day was nearing as I sat underneath the bamboo trees, our designated “recording studio” in northwest Guyana, listening and praying while my translation group practiced. Warau words floated on the breeze as they prepared to record their final Bible story. Alex Santos, one of the student trainers working with us, approached…

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For the Sake of Others

I have decided this year to quit my career as a journalist. God spoke into my life while I was serving the people of my country, Honduras, and told me it was time to stop what I was doing and start working for His Kingdom. When I was young, I had a dream to be…

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Dream for You

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 When I was younger growing up in Honduras, I had many plans and dreams for my life. I had the opportunity as a…

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Food For Millions

Much of Venezuela is without food. However, just as the widow woman’s “jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry” (1 Kings 17:16), so our Venezuelan friends have experienced God’s miraculous provision during this season of political turbulence and hunger. One woman told us how she emptied…

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God’s Heart For Venezuela

Venezuela, located on the northern coast of South America, is one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, even home to the world’s largest waterfall, “Angel Falls,” (featured on the Pixar’s film, “UP”). Blessed by God with the largest oil and natural gas reserves in the world, the country consistently ranks among the top…

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Afternoons Under The Cashew Tree

Monday afternoon under the cashew tree was my favorite time of the week, not even daunted by the hot Brazilian sun’s intensity. Ten students and I gathered around a table in the shade to learn Bible stories. Our teacher was the Holy Spirit, and we were there to learn together. We began with the story…

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Reaching Nations

I have always enjoyed learning about languages and cultures. When I was young, I studied many languages including English, German and even some Japanese. Translation opened the door for me to meet Alan and Heidi Winter and serve with the mission teams they brought to my community in Venezuela in the 1990’s. A desire to…

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