Floating to Standing

Two years ago I was attending a wonderful church in Monrovia that had an amazing, yet small, congregation. It had been hard at first. I’d been raised in large churches and had found comfort in sinking into the general hubbub. I was not a child that wanted to stand out so I was happy to blend in. Finding myself in a church where everyone knew my name, cared about my life, and prayed over my every cold was daunting. It didn’t take long though before I loved every person there, those people were a hard bunch not to love. That … Read More

Sometimes the Smallest Things Have the Greatest Impact

This summer at Joni and Friends family retreat, a time that is specifically for families who have a member with a disability, I had the opportunity to connect with one of PazNaz’s special needs moms. We enjoyed a very nice, relaxing evening talking and connecting while my amazing husband, Jeff, spent time with our son and Nathalie’s boys. The boys enjoyed splashing in the pool and Nathalie and I enjoyed some mom time together. During this precious time, Nathalie shared some of her journey since her family came to PazNaz. I treasured this time as there is not always an … Read More

Praising God Through the Challenges

The joy of ministry, for me, comes from the wonderful partnerships with so many great people that give so generously of their time and talent to the Lord and his Church. It’s a great privilege to introduce to you Wes and Tanya Robinson who are co-directing this year’s drama musical community outreach presentation, A Christmas Carol … Revisited! Thank you, Wes and Tanya, for your leadership and your openness to sharing how God is working in your lives. – Pastor Alan De Vries We started coming to PazNaz a little more than three years ago. Wes was involved with the … Read More