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My first time visiting Word Made Flesh Romania by Jasmine Yoo

Krystal, our mentor for the summer, took the interns – Alice, Elly, and I – to Galați, Romania, to visit another Word ...

July 1996 Prayer Letter

July 1, 1996

  “One Rupee…”   It's raining again and they're outside.  The monsoons have returned to Calcutta without regard for the millions, literally millions, lining the streets.   Calcutta, a city of 17 million inhabitants, can boast of more than 12 million people living on the streets or in slums.  The city stands as a reminder…

June 1996 Prayer Letter

June 1, 1996

  She wore only a yellow skirt, pretty thin and rather worn out. Maybe she was in her early 40's, I couldn't tell, I only saw her from behind. There was a row of slums built against an eight-foot tall concrete wall and there she was. Like most other Indians her hair was long and…

Kosovar Report

May 1, 1996

  Hope From the Kosovars: WMF Reflections from our May 1999 Albania visit with the Kosovar Refugees   This report details the travel experiences and reflections from our trip to Albania. As I am sure you are well aware, there is a terrible tragedy taking place in the Balkans. Since the fall of the Soviet…

March 1996 Prayer Letter

March 1, 1996

    I don't know if you've ever really seen a person with leprosy- I mean standing face to face with one. I'll tell you, the first few times I encountered a person with leprosy I was a bit taken back. Leprosy is a disease that effects the nerves. The sensors at the end of…

February 1996 Prayer Letter

February 1, 1996

  Shenzhen, China isn't too hard to get to from Hong Kong. You get on the KCR (the public train in Hong Kong) and get off at Lo Wu. From Lo Wu you go through the immigrations and customs, walk across a bridge which crosses the China/Hong Kong border, buy the Shenzhen visa permit and…

December 1995 Prayer Letter

December 1, 1995

    This morning, on our way to church, I saw the demonic manifesting itself in the lives of 4 young boys. Phileena and I came up behind a procession. Dozens of people were walking to an unbroken, furious drumbeat. At the back of the procession was a cart. The cart was being pulled by…

November 1995 Prayer Letter

November 1, 1995

    It was a typical winter day here in Madras- sunny, warm and not a cloud in the sky. Ten of us piled into Rev. Dhas' land-rover. Our voyage was short, taking us to a remote lake on the edge of Madras. What happened that morning was far from typical. As we made our…

Discovering the Poor Outside the Majestic Colony

October 1, 1995

  Discovering the Poor Outside the Majestic Colony Discovering the Poor Outside the Majestic Colony by: CHRIS HEUERTZ From:  Power, Holiness, and Evangelism:  Rediscovering God's Purity, Power, and Passion for the Lost. Compiled by Randy Clark, Destiny Image Publishers. My apartment in India was located at the end of a dirt road in a community known as “Majestic…

September 1995 Prayer Letter

September 1, 1995

  Living and Responding to Heal and Transform Living and Responding to Heal and Transform By: CHRIS HEUERTZ From:  Sexually Exploited Children:  Working to Protect and Heal. Phyllis Kilbourn and Marjorie McDermid, ed., MARC Publications.    We had decided to show our visiting friends the beautiful side of Calcutta, away from the noise, pollution and poverty that plague…

Living and Responding to Heal and Transform

September 1, 1995

Living and Responding to Heal and Transform By: CHRIS HEUERTZ From:  Sexually Exploited Children:  Working to Protect and Heal. Phyllis Kilbourn and Marjorie McDermid, ed., MARC Publications.    We had decided to show our visiting friends the beautiful side of Calcutta, away from the noise, pollution and poverty that plague the city streets. Monsoon season had brought heavy…