South Korea was transformed from a poor nation in 1953 into the eleventh-largest economy in the world through rapid industrialization and modernization.  The workforce is highly educated and technologically advanced.  In stark contrast to their northern neighbor, they have complete religious freedom.  As we’ve seen with many countries, those that have freedom and especially religious freedom are far more well-off and advanced than other countries. The Korean Church is truly an answer to prayer and shows the impact of world missions.  The first Protestant church was planted here in 1884.  Today it is one of the foremost churches in the world for missions, and has the highest proportions of evangelicals in all of Asia.  Pray that the Korean Church will […]
Colombia is located in the far northwest corner of South America, closest to North America.  They supply 90% of the US’s cocaine.  There are drug-lords, violence, political unrest, kidnappings and thousands of street children.  Who is to blame?  I believe the demand from the US has a large responsibility.  Our addictions, excess and greed will and do have dire consequences on the world. But there is some good news too.  The Church has begun to grow, and a small light is beginning to shine.  Evangelicals were non-existent in 1960 and have now grown to 7.5%, which is significant considering Christians have often been the targets of drug cartels and guerrillas.  And there is the inspirational success story of the Bellavista Prison […]
A friend’s post recently got me thinking. She mentioned something that was very personal and dear to her heart, and some people actually took the time to respond back with complaints and negative comments about her post! I was shocked. But on the other hand, I also see people throw out empty, superficially nice comments with no real thought or meaning behind them. And we begin to thrive on those artificial likes. Overall, we have become a world of detached carelessness.  We have lots of information at our fingertips but not so much wisdom or care. Those are things that can’t be googled or measured in the number of likes. One of my all-time favorite book quotes comes from F. […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her passion is connecting technology with faith to produce good.