Author Archive: pastorrk

So, You Want to Know About Global Migration

“When people make the decision to pick up, leave their homes, and move away from all that is familiar, it is not a decision that is made lightly. These journeys uproot people, often subjecting them to different forms of trauma as they cross the borders both within their home countries and outside of it. Just […]

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Pausing to Pray, For Others

We are often disconnected from the bad that is lurking around each corner. We see the good in people and in our communities. For that, we are blessed. There are also events in our world today that are devastating. This week a gang of Haitians kidnapped 17 people who were serving with Christian Aid Ministries. […]

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Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God!

When our family began fostering, one of my stipulations was that we have someone come a couple of times a month and clean the house. We can handle the little things, but having all the floors, windows, and bathrooms done is AMAZING! Every other Monday I walk into my house and my breath is gone […]

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When the Stress Is On the Rise

“When the stress is on the rise in my heart I feel you say just breathe. Come and rest at my feet and be, just be. Chaos calls but all you really need is to just breathe” – Breathe by Jonny Diaz I love my job and you’ll hear me say that often, however today, […]

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From Pig Slop to Big Party

Pig slop. He lived in it. He ate it. His options were limited and it was his own dang fault. He knew it. His father knew it. His family knew it. His brother definitely knew it. And yet, when he gave up his selfish ways, humbled himself, and turned back to home, his father welcomed […]

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Crisis Care Kits Meet Needs

This past weekend we packed over 375 Crisis Care Kits for disaster relief around the world. These kits go towards helping those who are in need after incidents like hurricane Ida.  It made landfall in the United States Sunday afternoon (8/31) as a Category 4 storm. As of 2 September, roughly one million people in Louisiana and Mississippi are […]

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Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?

Often times we make loving our neighbor a hard road or a tough path. We make it more like a rocky mountain climb than a simple walk across the street. Here is the truth, it is as easy as taking the 1st step. You can do it. I believe in you. Here at TCNaz, we value […]

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Let Us Pray

God of all mercy and peace, we pray today for those living in Afghanistan who are experiencing hate, death, and violence. May they sense your nearness today. Protect them and guard them in Christ Jesus. We also lift up those in Haiti who have lost family, friends, or home. May you be merciful to them […]

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Shechem Children’s Home

This last week we have over 60 kids at VBS each night. Pastor Karen and her team felt a strong pull to raise funds for the Shechem Children’s Home in the Philippines. There children find hope in the midst of trauma inflicted through sexual exploitation. This home offers a place for 12 children at a time to […]

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