In our near constant consumption of food, stories, and ideas, fasting has the appeal of a load of bricks. Denial of self lacks more than just appeal. It seems foreign and antiquated, a relic of bygone religions. Sure, fasting from food has reappeared as a dieting trend, along with other purges and fads designed to reset your body clock or get you back into that old pair of jeans. But fasting as a form of self-denial—to undermine yourself—seems out of place in our society today.(more…)
Short-term stories: Seek Him in the valley
This post comes from Landry who served with Linguæ Christi in Wales in 2022.
It had already been a long and tiring day and it felt like everything was against us. Me and Nicko were exhausted because we had been walking throughout a small village and we got nowhere.(more…)
Short-term stories: Use your gifts
This post comes from Nicko who served with Linguæ Christi in Wales in 2022.
One thing that I learned in my time in Wales is that there is not one way to serve God. Loving and serving God is not just being a pastor or working in a church, even though those are important.(more…)
Short-term stories: He satisfies my soul
This post comes from Kate who served with Linguæ Christi in Wales in 2022.
This summer the Lord has brought me closer to Him in ways I could have never imagined. In the hard and challenging times He brought me in close and wept with me. And yet, in the good times He brought me close and rejoiced with me.(more…)
Short-term stories: Encouraging conversations
This post comes from Heath who served with Linguæ Christi in Wales in 2022.
Going to Wales this summer has been very encouraging to me and it was amazing to see God at work. One of the things that I really found to be the most impactful was working and building friendships with the members of the chapel.(more…)