Life After Typhoon Soudelor – Missionary Reports from Saipan

There are currently six long-term volunteer missionaries processed through the North American Division Office of Volunteer Ministries on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands, near Guam. Three of those volunteer missionaries were on the island when Super Typhoon Soudelor (the largest storm this year so far) hit Saipan on August 2. Melanie Stroud shares about her experience…

Judy Shaner – Hawaii

Mea* is a fourth grader in my classroom.  She has the reputation of encouragement and kindness toward others.  I recently had a respiratory infection. Every morning she would look up at me with her sweet, beautiful little brown face and ask if I felt better yet. One recess the boys were playing catch with a…

Renee Vaughn-Beaulieu – Poland

With each day that passes everything happening seems to be turning into my life. Maybe that sentence doesn’t make sense. Let me explain. When I first got to Poland, EVERYTHING was a new experience. From the smaller things like crossing the street, to the bigger things like hearing the Polish language 24/7 and meeting all…

Leonia Golden – South Korea

God is truly blessing me and I am learning much needed patience and humility while serving in Korea. I am definitely learning the importance of taking not only the big problems to God but also the small problems. Teaching a foreign language to both adults and juniors can definitely be a challenge. I have seen…