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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!

Mercy Ships® and Happy Endings

mercy shipsLately the song that's been playing incessantly in my brain is the tune that didn't win an Oscar--Happy.  (There's a reason it's stuck in my head--but that's another story!)

It certainly isn't a "Christian" song ... but, then again, it seems to me that if anybody ought to be happy [joy-filled, positive, upbeat, glad-hearted], it'd be those of us who have every reason for it because of "the hope within us."

Happy is what I feel at the end of many of the reports from The Africa Mercy.  The stories of lives transformed ...

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Join us at the 2014 Wilberforce Weekend Conference

Wilberforce WeekendOur friends at the Colson Center invite you and your listeners to come to this year's Wilberforce Weekend in Chantilly VA (just outside of Washington DC) on May 2-4.  Created by Chuck Colson in 2007, the annual Wilberforce Weekend gathers together hundreds of influential individuals who share a desire to grow and network with like-minded Christians.

This energetic event, designed to educate and equip, has inspired thousands of "thinking and doing" Christians to create real, restorative change in their communities through the power of biblical worldview.

We hope you will consider joining us at this unique event!  In fact ...

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Proof of Life

Mattes and TadasWhile I don't travel extensively, there was a recent article in the LA Times travel section which caught my attention -- it was about how to keep your possessions safe at a hotel.

Yes, the travel expert noted, there are the hotel safes for storing laptops, cameras, etc., but many hotels say they aren't responsible for items left in rooms.  There's the front desk safe but those aren't always practical (or indeed, "safe").

While the best way, the author notes, to keep your possessions safe is to not take anything of value with you to hotels, he ...

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"Haven Today" Celebrates 80 Years

Haven Today

I still remember the day Jon and I met Charles and Janet Morris as Charles had been invited to consider joining HAVEN--it's hard to believe that's been well over a decade ago!   

I have heard my parents recount the story of Haven's remarkable founding many times--a once well-known radio personality whose life ended up in shambles, coming to Christ in a hotel room with a Gideon's Bible.  A homeless alcoholic, Paul Myers was transformed spiritually--and just a month after his salvation, "The Haven of Rest" with its "First Mate Bob" was launched. 

Charles MorrisIt was my own ...

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Choosing to Praise

My refrigerator is on its last leg. I'm helping my mom navigate multiple doctors' appointments as she faces health challenges.  My son hasn't heard from his college of choice.   Time is a commodity and it's scarce. Among the many blessings in my life there's room for moments of disappointment and doubt. Though my "lows" of late are not valleys by any means (I think of dear friends battling cancer, losing jobs and some, struggling to save marriages), they're my disappointments; my life.

Sometimes, dare I say, praising Him doesn't come as easily.

Anne Graham ...

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Trivia: "ART WORK"

Jeopardy1-Jeopardy! (pre-Alex)

2-"Bridge Over Troubled Water"

3-Honeymooners

4-Coast to Coast AM

5-Kids Say the Darndest Things

6-Eight marriages including Lana Turner, Ava Gardner and Evelyn Keyes ... and a lot of clarinet playing.

7-"Verrrrrrry interesting but ... !" and "How about a Walnetto?"

8-Former marine and Pulitzer-prize winning nationally-syndicated columnist.

9-"The Chief" of the Pittsburgh Steelers

10-Haven Board member, former employee of Biola, Solid Rock Radio, Insight for Living, Ambassador :).


Are your answers a work of art?  Submit them to Peggy and she'll give you your results!


Peggy Campbell
Ambassador: We Connect. Ministry and Media.

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