By: Dr. Coalson Lacey, Serving in Bolivia
Having just celebrated my second year of missionary service in Bolivia, I took some time out to reflect on the work, the people and the incredible blessing it’s been to participate in God’s eternal plan.
There are many memories, but one in particular that I’d like to share with you. I’d like to introduce you to Yogue. He is a student close to finishing vet school and will soon be graduating and moving onto bigger and better things. Yogue took a little extra time getting through vet school than others, largely because of his love of partying and drinking. But God took hold of Yogue when he accepted the invitation of his neighbor (another vet student who is actively involved in the student ministry), to attend church. Soon after, Yogue gave his heart to God.Read More
Dr. Ann MacCormac is a long-term Service Candidate with CVM, raising deputation to serve with her husband Shawn and daughter Ella in Accra, the capital city of Ghana. Having just received word that they can now purchase their plane tickets and begin packing their bags, Ann took some time out to share her thoughts with us.Read More
This past week, the CVM Seattle staff have had the privilege of entertaining Dr. Rebecca Quam as she prepares to step out in faith and service. She has been busy with meetings and filling out employment paperwork to officially become a long-term missionary and it has been a true blessing to hear of God’s faithfulness and leading in her life over the last few years as she waited on His provision and timing.
Yet despite the busyness, the meetings, the paperwork and all the ‘stuff’ that needs to be done, the week gave Rebecca (and us) the opportunity to build relationships. As Christians, fellowship with one another is super important as it can encourage us to a stronger connection with Christ, and with each other. And while the time may have officially come for her to start saying goodbyes and packing her bags, this week has affirmed to all of us that we are in this together.Read More
Did you ever wonder about the origin of one of our classic desserts- the ice cream cone? It was the result of an unlikely partnership at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. A fellow named Arnold was at a booth selling ice cream in paper bowls and business was booming. He kept running out of bowls. His dilemma was noticed by booth neighbor named Ernest who was having a different struggle. His Persian wafers were not selling. He decided to roll up a warm wafer into a cone and offer it to Arnold as alternative to the bowls. On that steamy day at the World’s Fair, the ice cream cone was born because of an unlikely partnership. (1)Read More