A Sanitizer Prayer

Posted on March 30, 2020 by Myra Crane

The only reason I haven’t joined in the frantic hunt for hand sanitizer this virus season is because I already have more than I’ll use. I’m a grandma AND the wife of an endearing germaphobe. I carry the stuff in my purse, along with a travel-sized package of germ-annihilating hand wipes. I make sure I’m able to sanitize well, no matter whose sneeze I’ve just neutralized …or when my concerned hubby might ask if my hands are clean. 

 

Before our current pandemic it had never crossed my mind that the alcohol content of sanitizer must be 60-95 percent to meet the necessary criteria for clean. It was a fact that didn’t seem to matter much before now.

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We All Need a Savior

Posted on March 24, 2020 by Myra Crane


Today my Muslim friend told me she is afraid. Her family is in our US city on an academic scholarship. All of a sudden they are cooped up in an apartment while their dreams of a great education begin to fizzle. She wonders if they should all go home. She’s afraid of getting sick.

 

These days all of us humans need saving from way too many things: growing potential COVID-19 contamination, job insecurities, financial loss and unknowns, isolation mandates, difficult work logistics, home schooling challenges, the unrelenting deluge of ominous news, emotional fatigue, and worry.

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The Shepherd's Love

Posted on March 11, 2020 by Myra Crane

Recently, I had a “moment” over coffee and croissants with a new Muslim friend. She is from Saudi Arabia, but for now she lives where I do. 

The freshly baked, chocolate-filled pastries were delicious. We chatted about more stuff we loved to eat, particularly a rice dish she had recently cooked, called kabsa. Then she wanted to know if I liked lamb, one of her favorite foods. In broken English she lamented its scarcity and how expensive it is in the few stores that carry it. She managed to explain how she and her husband drive to a farm about two hours out of town, where they can purchase good lamb from a farmer who kindly sells to them. Then I watched as my friend’s thoughts inevitably veered toward her Saudi homeland, where her parents and her younger siblings still live. She began to share about her dad. 

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For Our Muslim Friends, the Truth about Jesus

Posted on February 26, 2020 by Myra Crane

Forty-six days before Easter, Christians all over the world recognize Ash Wednesday as the start of Lent, or Easter season. Today is that day.

Today Christ-followers focus special attention on a serious intervention that took place over 2,000 years ago. That’s when the Son of God broke into human flesh and paid the sin debts of every person who would accept His great salvation gift. On this Ash Wednesday Christians everywhere grieve their offenses, confess their transgressions, and purpose to meditate more intentionally on Jesus’ life and redemption mission. 

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Tagged: Seasonal, Easter

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Celebrating Christ with Muslims: Christmas Reflections

Posted on December 23, 2019 by Myra Crane

There is not a person in our family who would not be able to recount our first Christmas in the Muslim country where we served. It was a very conservative nation, and we knew before we ever went there that the context would not lend itself to traditional celebrating. We determined early on to do all we could to make it wonderful for the family and meaningful to our Muslim neighbors.

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The Power of the Cookie

Posted on December 16, 2019 by Aria Morgan

I found myself at her house late in the afternoon. My new Muslim friend *Muna had invited me over to learn how to make a traditional dessert from her home country. After settling down in her living room with cups of tea and light conversation, we moved into the kitchen where Muna walked me through the recipe step by step.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Our Hearts to Yours

Posted on November 28, 2019 by Say Hello

Happy Thanksgiving from the Say Hello team! This year, we have much for which to be thankful! As we gather with family and friends around a beautiful table, please know that we are giving thanks for YOU…our generous partners in ministry.

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Surrendering Our Plans: A Prayer Emphasis

Posted on September 27, 2019 by Say Hello

God is absolutely able to do more than we could ever ask or imagine! Join us today as we surrender all our plans to him and ask the Holy Spirit to empower all we do for His name’s sake.

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Creating Secure, Sacred Space: An App Is Coming!

Posted on September 25, 2019 by Say Hello

Our big dream responds to the gargantuan gap that exists between Muslim women and the truth about Jesus. Say Hello is creating an online community platform that will more effectively resource Christian women for relating Christ to Muslim women. It is web-based, but our ultimate goal will be to provide an app that will be a hub for networking Christian women whose shared experiences will increase capacity for fruitful outreach.

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Every Christian Woman, Child, and Family Can Share Jesus with Muslims

Posted on September 24, 2019 by Say Hello

Choices, Choices, Choices! Today we offer you a podcast that you can just listen to or watch as well! 

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