Voices from the Field


“Not My Will, but Yours Be Done”

by: Claire Marker

Take this cup from us Lord . . .” such is the travail of many believers today. This “cup” of tribulation called COVID‑19 has become so bitter that the deaths and desperation, the many losses and frustrations, and the things we can no longer do freely have been so difficult to swallow by so many.

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Second Semester of a Crazy Year

by: Elsie Lewandowski

“I always felt like I was never enough,” stated Desma Abbott as she spoke to the Rain Forest International School kids.

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He Gives and Takes Away

by: Rick & Debbie Bardin

The start of 2021 brought some of the best and some of the worst days we’ve had in Mbingo since we’ve been here.

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A Season for Everything

by: Claire Marker

During a video chat with one of my sisters, we were talking about how the BCCL ministry is doing and she suddenly said, “I still can’t believe that sister Mayette is gone.” We have recently lost some of our students as well, and it got me reflecting about how life can be so fleeting…

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Hope Amidst the Pandemic

by: Julie Stone

On November 28, the hospital held a joint graduation ceremony for the graduating residents of both CIMS (Christian Internal Medicine Specialization) and PAACS (Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons). It was a celebratory time wherein CIMS graduated two Internal Medicine physicians and PAACS graduated one surgeon. Our CIMS graduates have been posted to two large hospitals in the cities of Douala and Mutengene, where there is need for Internal Medicine help and oversight.

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by: Ron & Jeannie Seck

So, what do we do with our time? We have been stuck at home in Phoenix now almost five months because of this pandemic. Much of that time we have been on home lockdown due to the spikes of COVID-19.

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What’s new in November

by: Randy Schmor

There seemed to be more than just symbolism involved in the past month’s turning the page from 2020 to 2021. And along with many of you, I’m hoping and believing…

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by: Shan Reed

Maybe some of you recognize the set up in this picture. When Osaka prefecture’s COVID-19 cases increased again in December, Komyo Christian Church once again had to decide how to hold our worship services.

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by: Dennis & Nancy Palmer

The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa is tragic in the countries where it is occurring. There have been many deaths and great fear of the infection. It has mostly been reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone which are 1600-2300 miles west of Cameroon. We have begun talking about how we can prepare in case Ebola reaches into Cameroon.

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The World Changes But His Word Never Changes

by: Nick & Iris

Warm greetings in the Lord!

We are very thankful that we have participated a Thanksgiving event with university students last November. We played games, shared life experiences, and built relationship with them.

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