Beauty in Diversity

By Freya Galindo Guevara There is a type of joke that starts more or less like this: “There was a Chinese guy, an American, a Mexican and a Spaniard…“  The point of these jokes is to exaggerate the differences between different nationalities and exploit the impressions and clichés associated with the people from those countries.... Continue Reading →

To Cross the Barrier

By Freya Galindo Guevara “And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 We can define culture as the combination of knowledge, ideas, traditions and customs that characterize a people... Continue Reading →

Seek Peace for the City

By Claudia Cruz Martinez “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce...Also seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” Jeremiah 29:5,7 I have missionary friends who live in... Continue Reading →

Love that Destroys Cultural Barriers

A devotional adapted by Claudia Cruz Martínez from William Barclay’s commentary: “The Samaritan woman said to him, ‘You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?’ (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)” John 4:9 The story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman is well-known.  There are so... Continue Reading →

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