- Tue, Dec 23, 2014
In 3rd grade Sunday school last weekend, I asked the kids what the best Christmas present they EVER received was. One boy said it was a skateboard, another child talked about a new puppy, and a sweet girl replied, "My family."
What makes the gift so perfect to each child, I wondered? Maybe it's how badly they've been needing or wanting a particular item. Maybe it's that they thought they'd never get it—but it came, after all! I'm not sure. But I think for Mercy Ships® patients, it's a mixture of both ...
- Mon, Nov 10, 2014
When Don Stephens had the dream-come-true opportunity to meet Mother Teresa in the mid-1970s, he was taken aback by the frankness in her purposeful question:
"Why were you born?"
Not expecting such a direct query, Don said that he "struggled through describing to her what was a dream that didn't have a full plan-of a hospital ship serving the poorest of the poor, particularly in Africa."
I heard Don tell this story last Tuesday night. He said that Mother Teresa asked a follow-up question that day in Calcutta that was just as straightforward as the first:
"What are you ...