Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Desert Hope

photographer: Jennifer Wright, Niger

WHAT's New this Week @ WOTH:

*WOTH 2011 Spring Retreat in the Middle East: February 27 - March 2 & March 3 - 6. Watch this video (see sidebar) to catch the story of a young woman serving in the desert!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Headed Home

STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO: Picture Praise, 01/17/11

The story behind the picture of the laundry lady... she was coming back from the river and was WAY up on the plains, far from the source of water. So she had to have tugged that load a long way, and she had extra water for home too! We were coming home from a long exhausting trip, full of meetings, appointments, and harrowing shopping forays, all the extras that go with being away from home. I was feeling pretty sorry for myself sitting in my comfortable Landrover when we saw her. Talk about getting a knot jerked in your tail!

Vera Steury, Kenya. "My husband and I have been in Kenya now for 24 years. We work with the Maasai tribe in a remote area of Kenya. We do community-based health care (immunizations, HIV/AIDS counseling, clean water projects). I teach Sunday School, homeschool my own kids, and run a small guest house. My husband was born in Kenya as a missionary kid. All three of our children were also.
"My update? Well, I finally started a blog (www.Steuryngs.blogspot.com). It's stories of experiences we've had all these years. I just wanted a forum to tell those stories. We put out a prayer letter, and that tells how our ministry is going, and our mission has a page for each of its missionaries, so I didn't want it to be that repeated. I am also starting a Bible study for a gaggle of 'house maids"-- girls about 12-13 years old who kind of get lost in the shuffle of life out here. So that's pretty interesting shuttling back and forth between three languages! I am just starting a book called Abba's Child by Brennan Manning. I'm only on chapter 2, but want to re-read it already!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My Happy Place

STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO: Picture Praise, 1/10/11

I took this picture so that I could revisit this relaxing spot again and again. I had lovely quiet times down by the beach in ChaAm, Thailand. And when I look at this it refreshes me as I remember that time. There is something about it that also makes me stop and apologize to God for complaining about where I am and what I am doing today... not many would be won to His kingdom if I sat in a quiet spot at the beach all day.
photographer: Charlotte Blanford, Thailand

What's NEW this Week @ WOTH:

*WOTH onlineMagazine: Jan/Feb '11 issue is out! New book, CD, and movie reviews. Books you are reading. Humor from the field. Recipes. Great Articles on being kind, living with your team, making friends in foreign lands...much, much, more.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


  • This week we want to encourage you to go out to one of the blogs listed in the sidebar to the right and tag a recent post with a "Happy New Year!"
  • Which blog? Try this: Pick one that starts with the letter of your first name.
  • Something new: we're posting each blogger's current post to peak your curiosity. Community is just a click away. If you would like your blog on Coffeegirl's Community blogroll, please submit it to: editor@womenoftheharvest.com

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[Editor's Note: This week the photographer of this picture, Lynn, is unable to post her story behind the photo.]


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