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With 50 years of experience, we "get" that things are always changing! That's why we've dedicated a section of our website to provide the very latest information about the speakers and ministries we serve--and about us, too. Come take a look at "what's new"--or use the sidebar options to take a deeper look at areas of particular interest. In case you wonder what we think, we've dedicated a space for commentary (including guest posts). And take a look at who's been to Ambassador lately in our own version of the Greenroom!

Pray with Compassion for Crisis in El Salvador

Compassion Crisis in El SalvadorI didn't realize I was figuratively holding my breath until I noticeably exhaled.  I had just heard that Hurricane Ida had been downgraded again.  The Gulf Coast seemed to be safe.

Then I got an email from Compassion - "Pray for Compassion El Salvador."  I read on, concerned for the kids in the projects.  Then I remembered, There's a Compassion Blogger Trip to El Salvador this week - that's probably what they're talking about.

I guessed wrong.  I was being alerted to an urgent report from a Compassion field office.  This past weekend, heavy rains from Hurricane Ida ...

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Do You Fit At Church?

My husband and I have recently gained a full appreciation for the effort it takes to find a new church home. After settling in as newly weds, finding a place to connect with believers was a top priority. And if I’m really honest with you, I’d have to say it’s not only been overwhelming…at times, it’s been downright discouraging. But if there’s one thing that stands out to me through this arduous process so far—I’ve learned that Church isn’t about me (I know, shocker.) It’s about a body of believers ...

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Will You Celebrate Christmas With Me?

Traditions play a big part in my family's Christmas celebration....as I'm sure they do yours as well. After Christmas Eve service, we go over to my in-laws house, and with my extended family, read the Christmas story from the Scriptures.  We'll "break up" the story with songs...so when we get to the appearance of the angels we'll sing (you guessed it) "Hark the Herald Angels Sing." Etc.

I would love for you to come over on Christmas Eve after church and share in our tradition...but mom and dad's house is pretty crammed ...

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Responding to Breaking News: Fort Hood

Breaking NewsLast Thursday we were shocked by the breaking news alert:

"At least seven people killed and 12 wounded in a mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, a Pentagon official says."  (Latest on Fort Hood shooting)

Immediately, our thoughts and prayers went to the victims' family and friends.  We slowly shook our heads in disbelief.  We offered wordless prayers and admitted we're troubled that tragedy has hit so close to home.

Like us, we know that listeners across the country, and especially in the Fort Hood area, are wrestling with God's sovereignty in the midst of disaster.  That's ...

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Joni Tada-APU Scholarship

My daughter is a high school junior and thinking about college.  The best advice I can give her? Encouraging her in her commitment to keep Christ center and most important in her life  . . . in her education and career choices. 

That's why I was so excited when we shared with Joni that on the occasion of her 60th birthday, the Ambassador family had initiated a new scholarship fund in her name at Azusa Pacific University.  The scholarship will serve selected students who have evidenced a commitment to serve the disability community . . . . and reflects one more opportunity by which students can ...

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Life and Liberty This Veteran's Day

With nearly two and a half million men and women serving in the armed forces, Brad Mattes is personally familiar with the depth of sacrifice by these soldiers and their families. He knows what it's like to constantly wait for a phone call from a solider, to have sleepless nights as he prays for his loved one, and to live day in and day out waiting for his son's safe return. That's because his son, Nick, just returned from active duty in Iraq.

This Veteran's Day serves as reminder to all of us that there are ...

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