Voices from the Field


Whiter Than Snow

by: Vern and Gloria Wagner

I’m always amazed when I’m able to look back and take stock of the past, the most recent things and the times I’ve had to struggle through, and now see how God spared me.

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Zooming Into a New Semester

by: Brandon & Marci Jones

Happy New year!!! The year 2021 has arrived and with it a new year of hopes and promises. It is such a beautiful promise that we have from our Lord that he is as faithful as the changing of the seasons.

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Leadership Transition

by: Calvin & Susanne Hohn

Grateful for NAB’s long, historic, and positive relationship with the Cameroon Baptist Convention, we have the privilege of engaging in relevant and strategic ministries of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18–21) – witnessing reconciliation between people and God, people and people, and people and creation. The ongoing civil conflict in Cameroon continues to provide endless opportunities to encourage reconciliation.

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Learning to walk again…Literally

by: Paul & Tanya Gericke

As many of you are aware, since July, I (Paul) have been struggling with a herniated disc. After returning from our youth hiking trip in August, I was mostly immobile, except for trips to physiotherapy. During this time, we consulted a number of doctors, surgeons and physiotherapists to see the best course of action, and everyone came to the conclusion that I needed back surgery.

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God’s Kingdom Moves Forward

by: Raffaele and Sylvia Gaudio

What a blessing that we know God holds the whole span of time and space in His hands. With so many unforeseen restrictions, cancellations, and setbacks, one would think that His kingdom has been held back, but NO! His kingdom continues to move forward.

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Winter Connections

by: Bud Fuchs

A year ago last fall, a handsome and cultured man walked into our ESL Conversation Corner looking for help with his English. But beyond that, he was looking for a Christian mentor, someone who could come alongside him and help him with understanding…

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by: Paul and Melissa Ewing

The theme of 2020 was definitely flexibility. Our church’s last newsletter and Christmas planning had just been completed when Osaka moved to stage red for COVID-19, meaning that daily numbers had risen and hospital beds were nearly full.

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Visits, Anniversaries, and Goodbyes

by: Lyndell Campbell-Requia

Our school year finished in December. With less restrictions, I was able to visit Meire, one of our first-year students, to encourage her and help her with some of her assignments.

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by: Jason & Erin Bergman

When I was doing my Bible study this past week, I came across this verse. I have been pondering it ever since and thought about it in my current context of mission preparations. In this journey, God has been so gracious and blessed us…

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by: Gary Clatterbuck

The first year I went was to go to Omsk, Russia. I had never been to Russia before. I taught for two weeks. On the weekend I was taken to a village church led by the man on my right, who was  a part of the class. I had learned that he had spent time in prison for being a drug dealer. In prison, he found Jesus, which led to the drug rehab program in the prison where he was completely rehabilitated.

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