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Broken People Help Broken People

I am human. That means I am flawed. I have the natural inclination to sin. And therefore, I am broken. But I am able to keep hope because something I’ve learned in the last few years is that the best person to help a broken person is another broken person. Now that I’ve got that bit of a tongue twister out of the way, let me explain what I mean by sharing part of my story. I was diagnosed with clinical depression just before I turned 14. It’s been an intense struggle for me over …

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Somebody Else Will Do Something

When I first decided that I was going to be a missionary after I finished college, I heard these words countless times:  “Oh, you don’t need to go all the way to Romania. Someone else will go.” I used to get so angry when someone would say something like that to me because I knew that if I didn’t come to Romania, no one else would. I knew that if I didn’t come back, I was rejecting God’s call for my life and that I would regret it for the rest of my life. So, …

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One More Chance for Hope

I don’t usually blog about Brandon Heath so much (or song lyrics, for that matter), but more of his lyrics seem to be ringing very true in my mission work these last few days.  These are from his song “The One”: If there’s one thing that I’m sure of If there’s one thing that I know, You could be one in a sea of faces Or you can be one more chance for hope. When I think of what could be If we let our hearts believe That it takes just one Just one to …

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Give Me Your Heart for the Ones Forgotten

The title comes from the song “Give Me Your Eyes” by Brandon Heath. It’s a line that has been my prayer for the last two years – ever since God called me to be a missionary and gave me a heart for His children in Romania. My call to become a missionary came when I was a junior in college. In the spring of 2011, I was studying abroad at Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Austrian campus. People who had studied in Austria had always told me that the semester would change my life. I never …

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