7 Sep

Hovering Hope

“In the beginning…the earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters” (Genesis 1:1-2, ESV). “I don’t know how to do this. I can’t do this. I don’t want to do this. It’s just too much.” […]

6 Sep

MWP Fall Newsletter is Here!

While you’re enjoying—or anticipating—the beautiful colors of autumn, please take time to fall into the latest Make Way Partners newsletter. So many great things are happening all at once it’s hard to keep up with them, so we’ve worked hard to highlight as many as possible all in one spot, including staff promotions, a beautiful […]

30 Jun

Independence Day Food…for the Soul

As we consider Independence Day, is it possible to move our minds beyond ourselves and our personal right to life and liberty, and a few steps closer toward “justice for all”? In true Kingdom Independence—where there are no captives—“we” is not so different from “them”, as if those are even helpful pronouns toward independence, unity, […]

24 Feb

Death Be Not Proud–Not Even at the Taking of James

“As when one plows and breaks up the earth, so shall our bones be scattered at the mouth of Sheol.” Psalm 141:7 I have studied this word “Sheol” for years.  There is no definitive answer as to its original Hebrew meaning; it has been greatly mystified, and perhaps for good purpose. Biblical references range from “Jacob […]

23 Jan

A Healing in Nuba Mountains?

After a long wait to meet with the Acting Governor of Nuba Mountains, our small team sat before him anxious to hear the governor’s concerns, current actions, and hope for the future of his people. He sat before us with an air of dignity and open grace; still we could feel the weight of his […]

19 Jan

The Creative Will of Life, Sin, and God

Today, we small band of brothers take our next deeper steps into the warzone. I’ve wrestled with God and myself for days and nights as I suffered a minor fracture in my collar bone and other injuries from an accident my first night in Africa. A deeply supportive husband, faithful friends, staff, board and many […]

5 Dec

An Easter Sort Of Christmas

The first stone flew straight at her face so hard and fast she had no time to turn away. As blood flowed from her eye, a different sort of stone rolled across her heart—sealing in the death of hope and securing a tomb of pain. When Ayoub called me, we quickly agreed that we’d have to medevac […]

28 Nov

A gift for you on #GivingTuesday

By Guest Blogger Adam Nash, Sr. Administrative Assistant Living far away from family means that holidays sometimes involve my wife and I going over to a friend’s house for dinner and bringing along a side dish to share. Before kids, no problem. “Heck, we’ll bake a pie too!” Now, with two boys under 2, simply preparing a side […]

18 Oct

The Semicolon God

As I struggled to find the perfect words to write about a complicated situation, my right ring finger landed on the semicolon key. As the curser blinked at me, I pondered the significance of a semicolon. Different from a period, it denotes that the work of a particular thought or sentence is not finished. When […]

4 Oct

God in the Bog

Rusty the True, my horse, and I found each other in late October 2014. Up to that point in his life, Rusty’s story was one chocked full of much suffering, abuse, abandonment, and betrayal…all by human hands. Our first meeting was long distance, to say the least. Rusty ran at the sight of any human […]