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Open Arms

Open Arms

God chases after us. Every time I’ve turned away from Him, He’s used people or situations in my life to help me turn back around, and when I do, He welcomes me back with open arms. Recently on an e3 trip to Cuba, I witnessed this — the chase, the turnaround, and the...
Kevin’s Journey – Part 4

Kevin’s Journey – Part 4

Oscar and I stopped for some lunch and then spent some time in prayer before making our way to the nearby neighborhood. Once we got there, we began knocking on doors, asking people if there was anything they needed prayer for and then letting the Holy Spirit guide the...
Kevin’s Journey – Part 3

Kevin’s Journey – Part 3

Diego noticed me when I was about 30 feet from his taxi. I asked him if he spoke English, and he nodded his head yes. “Hi, I’m Luis*,” I said. “I’m Diego*,” he responded. I began making small talk with him, telling him where I was from and how much I was enjoying my...
Kevin’s Journey – Part 2

Kevin’s Journey – Part 2

Every time our church pastor asked me to come on a mission trip, I found a reason to turn him down. Sometimes I couldn’t get off work. Sometimes I was just too busy with “other stuff”, but to his credit, he never stopped trying. For five straight years he asked me to...