Author Archives: Jenny Evans

Christmas in Ghana: A Renewed Focus on Christ

What is Christmas like for the Ntrubo people of Ghana, West Africa? Instead of a Christmas tree, every Ntrubo family gathers a certain variety of colorful flowers and Read more…

Born Into a Cow’s Dish

On Christmas Eve, 1997, I lay in a pitch-black barn and listened to puppies feeding eight inches below the platform where I’d rolled out my mat. The thin Read more…

How Different Cultures Partake of the Bread of Life

Picture the disciples gathered around an array of food, each relaxed and leaning on one elbow, not realizing this would be their last supper with Jesus before his Read more…

Tolandi Lost a Tooth

When my co-worker and I arrived in the northern Philippines, we were excited to know that the Sambal New Testament had been published six years earlier. Then we Read more…

Family Affairs

The “Begats” How many times have you come to the genealogy section during your Bible reading, and yawned? Then you skipped that part for something more relevant. Consider Read more…

Talking with My Daddy

Prayer is as individual as the Christian who prays. Just as my conversation and yours with a mutual friend differs, our conversations with God are unique to us. Read more…

What Would Grandma Say?

I sometimes wonder what my grandmother would say if she suddenly came back from heaven and landed in today. She died in 1981, when cell phones were something Read more…

The Good Shepherd

The Samburu people of East Africa understand what “good shepherd” means. As pastoralists, they build their lives around their animals and move their villages when their sheep, goats Read more…

Vitamins for a Tired Quiet Time

For many years, I made the mistake of considering the Bible an end in itself. I’d read it, memorize verses, ponder principles and seek to apply it to Read more…

Christmas in the Philippines

In Maguisguis, nestled deep in the Philippine hills along the coast of the South China Sea, my coworker and I took turns “stirring” at our two-burner gas stove Read more…