Rachel Truman

The Reaching and Teaching Blog

Needs of Southeast Asia

Written by a Reaching & Teaching missionary preparing to deploy to Southeast Asia My friend, Alex*, picked us up from the airport hotel in Jakarta in one of those small, grey compact “vans” that are all too common in Asia….

Waiting Days Are Not Wasted Days

In the months before my husband and I departed for the mission field, our pastor taught expositionally through the book of Exodus. Previous studies of this book had often left me rolling my eyes at the Israelites. How could the…

The Leftovers of Our Lives

Written by a Reaching & Teaching missionary  How would you feel if one day you were sitting in a restaurant, and you noticed that the server was going around collecting other people’s leftovers and bringing them to you? You would…

The Voice of One

(Written by a Reaching & Teaching missionary) What would you feel if one day the police busted into your home, ransacked it, arrested you, and detained many members of your church—because you were unwilling to back down from your religious convictions?  This is…

Reaching & Teaching Board Adds Three Directors

On Tuesday, December 11, the Reaching & Teaching Board  elected three new Directors. Nick Bal, Tom Gorman, and Matt Rogers will begin their three-year terms immediately.   Nick Bal has more than 20 years of fundraising experience in a variety…

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