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Anthem Global Mission Update – June 2018

Anthem Global Mission Update – May 2018

A couple weeks ago we were discussing the topic of forgiveness. Keyvan, a man there, was showing signs of extreme discomfort and conviction. He kept looking down at the table and shaking his head. He finally said there is someone he knows that he just can't forgive. When he said that, the Holy Spirit clearly said to me, "Ask him if he can't forgive, or if he doesn't want to forgive?"

Anthem Global Mission Update – April 2018

Seven months ago we sat down individually with our 5 children and told them we had decided they would be attending a nearby, public school for the current academic year. Prior to moving here, our kids had only been home-schooled in the States. Knowing that our children’s first experience in a public school would be in a language that they did not even know, in a country they had still not adjusted to, was a major leap of faith for them and us as parents...

Anthem Global Mission Update – March 2018

We will be in full-time language and culture study for our first year and are already finishing up our first of nine units. In addition to daily classes and homework, we are also out in the community every day practicing our new language skills. We are encouraged by how much we have learned already- being able to introduce our selves, share information about our lives, and are able to communicate at a basic level in the community. We’ve also already met some really neat people doing some really amazing things for Jesus, which is so encouraging and exciting!

Anthem Global Mission Update – February 2018

This past month has been very full for us. Near the beginning of the month, we began packing for our three-week training and orientation course (which all new AIM missionaries go through shortly after arriving on the field). We shared a tiny little African hotel room with our kids for the entire three weeks, which was an adventure to say the least! We have been back in Nairobi for a few days now and are trying to get back into some sort of rhythm of life. We are continuing to pray about a school for our kids to attend. The one that’s at the top of our list is quite far from our home, so enrolling them there would have to be preceded by a move closer to the school.

Anthem Global Mission Update – January 2018

As we prepare to leave for SE Asia in about a week, we want to thank you, our Anthem Family, for your support, prayers, friendship and faithfulness. We are so blessed to be sent by such an amazing body of Believers. ~ The "S" Family

The Believer and the Desert

God can and often does use the desert to interrupt our lives. He beckons us to come to a solitary place in order to silence the deafening noise of this world and to slow down

Anthem Global Mission Update – December 2017

We’re reminded every year in this season – whether in Kenya or in Idaho – that there is something so beautiful to be found in the waiting. As we anticipate the arrival of our Savior and the time to celebrate his birth, we are anticipating all that God has for us. Continue reading to find out more about what God is doing through Anthem's partners globally.

In Defending Your Faith, Prioritize These 3 Things

I propose that the task of apologetics can be divided into three sub-disciplines with a strict order of priority.

Three Rival Approaches to Christian Apologetics

The last time I wrote I introduced the term ‘apologetics’ and listed five ways that studying it can benefit you. I concluded with a promise...

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

After asking many individuals about what they are struggling with in their relationship, the reply is mostly “communication”.

Rebranding Christmas

As we approach Christmas at Anthem, there is always this tension we pastors feel to try to one-up what we did last year. I'm just being honest. Have you ever felt that?

Andres in Africa

The story of how we got here is quite incredible. Jordan knew he was called to Africa after watching a documentary about Africa on TV at age 11.

The What and Why of Apologetics

The term “Apologetics” comes from the Greek word for “defense” used in 1 Peter 3:15: “but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always ...

Rosh Hashanah, The Days of Awe & Yom Kippur

Unlike our US culture, our Jewish roots implore us to approach the beginning of a New Year with a time for deep reflection and repentance.

VBS Recap

VBS 2016 is a wrap! We had such an amazing time with nearly 300 kids as we gathered together to worship, learn, dance and sing about Jesus.

Things Aren’t Always As They Seem

I love the story of the two disciples walking home to Emmaus when they were joined by a Visitor. Their spirits were low as they mourned the death...

Balance

Why doesn’t everyone think like me? For example, people come to Christ for all sorts of reasons. Some come to Christ to get their “fire insurance.”

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