Melody Collins – California: “Would God Honor My Faith?”

Tap, scroll down, refresh. Tap, scroll down, refresh.  I impatiently refreshed my email notifications every time I remembered that I was expecting an important email that should be arriving anytime soon. Last year, I had received this same email, entitled “Program for Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Admissions Committee Decision”, on March 2, 2015. Surrounded by…

Devotional – Don’t Be an Expert

  Welcome to our new missionaries! By now you are probably learning the art of pretending to know what you’re doing when you really don’t. Being a missionary is humbling for more than one reason. But one reason is because is because you’re entering a whole new world, and it’s hard to learn everything really…

Joydel Trail – Japan

The promise of internet access sealed the deal. Never mind the Divine events that led to me taking a 24-hour trip half-way across the world to fulfill “the Great Commission.” See, though I’d lived in four other countries, and encountered many different people, cultures, and places, this would be different, and I needed the assurance…