I once heard a missionary from Russia tell this story.
There was a little village in a remote area, far away from major cities like Moscow or St. Petersburg. The surrounding land was all farms, and the locals specialized in growing pumpkins and squash.
During a recent visit to one country in Southeast Asia, I had the opportunity to meet with twenty Hmong pastors from multiple villages throughout the country.
Few migrations are more famous in North America than the Monarch butterfly’s majestic, 3,000-mile, multigenerational journey from Canada to Mexico.
In an outlying neighborhood of Mumbai, you can purchase candles in the shape of different body parts. You burn them as offerings for anywhere you may feel pain or have a sickness.
In C.S. Lewis’s satirical science fiction novel That Hideous Strength, a young married couple Mark and Jane find themselves key players in a grand and terrible academic experiment, ironically named N.I.C.E., to disprove the existence of God. Betrayed by the people he has trusted, Mark sits in a cell, awaiting execution.
Growing up, Claudia was constantly on the move. Her parents’ jobs took the family from country to country, and her young life was a blur of one new school after another. She focused on her studies, though, and was very academically gifted, so she finished high school at age 15.
Since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Albania, the government has taken very strict measures to contain the disease and protect people. This situation caught us all unprepared; but for Roma communities, more than anyone, this lockdown is like the end of the world.