An Unexpected Plan

By Laura McKillip Wood Paige* didn’t start life planning to be a missionary. In fact, her family did not attend church regularly when she was a child, but she did attend an occasional Vacation Bible School or church event. Distant relatives who were believers prayed for her when she was a child though. God answered […]

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Transition to Thailand

By Laura McKillip Wood Nathan and Amy Randall moved to Thailand less than a year ago, but their adjustment to living among different cultures has happened throughout their lives. Nathan grew up in Australia. Both of his parents are Americans, but his father served as the minister of a missions-minded church in Perth. Nathan returned […]

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Support for the Struggling

By Laura McKillip Wood Jody Hesler joined a search committee at her church in the early ’90s, helping the leadership find a Christian family to live in Ukraine and facilitate a partnership with a church there. Instead she began to hear God whispering that he wanted her to go.  “I absolutely did not trust that […]

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Expect the Unexpected

By Laura McKillip Wood I’m going to start out by being really honest. I’m interested in Deborah from the book of Judges because she was a woman. The Bible has its share of females, but Deborah stands out because her role differs from many of the women of her time. God used her in unexpected […]

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Faith of Our Grandmothers

By Laura McKillip Wood My grandmother grew up in a remote location somewhere in the wilds of Kentucky. The oldest of 10 children, she helped raise her brothers and sisters. As a young woman she made the monumental decision to move north to get a job, and she left the hills for Indiana. There she […]