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ABROAD AND STILL WITH GOD
For my last semester in high school, I spent three months living in three different countries — Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. I was in Central America, studying on a CELL (Center for Ecological Living and Learning) program with a focus on sustainability through community, I took Spanish classes, cultural and history classes, sustainability classes, and did service work. My dad was actually running the program, so I was able to see him during the trip, but I was staying with "home stay" families for part of the time in rural areas, observing how people in developing countries live.
Even though I was so excited to be on this adventure, at the beginning of the program I was feeling homesick and having persistent digestive problems. The people on the program became concerned and told me that I should visit a doctor. My situation kept me from joining in all the activities freely, and I realized that I needed to pray about the fear of being so far away from home, while feeling so uncomfortable physically.
There have been many times in the past when I've turned to God to find spiritual answers and healing. So that's why I knew that my situation could be handled through Christian Science. I also talked with my dad, and he gave me some inspiring thoughts to consider. He began praying for me, too.
About the author
Sarah Oakes lives in Maine. She'll be attending Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, in the fall.
with contributions from EKANEM USEN JOHN, WAYNE P. DAVIS, LAURA VESELOVSKY, TAWNY MARIE CLEVELAND, MARGARET JESSIE PERRIN
We're all on an adventure
INGRID PESCHKE, MANAGING EDITOR
LIFE—THE GREAT ADVENTURE
BY RON MANGELSDORF
WILD ADVENTURERS GROUNDED IN SPIRIT
RICK LIPSEY with contributions from Bobby Lewis, Natalie Lewis, Cody Lewis, Jessie Lewis
LOVE MOVED ME . . . TO SPAIN
TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY SUSIE RYNERSON
CLIMBING SPIRITUAL SUMMITS IN NEPAL
TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY NATHANIEL WILDER
TRUST IN THE DIVINE ADVENTURE
TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY CAMERON MARTINDELL
Curbing overpopulation concerns
BY TONY LOBL
LOOK ANEW WHAT DO YOU SEE?
BY JEFFREY HILDNER
IN FINANCIAL STRAITS?
BY MELANIE BALL
ABROAD AND STILL WITH GOD
BY SARAH OAKES
Bible Stories THAT HELPED US PRAY
with contributions from Alex, Detief, Maddie
with contributions from Bettie Gray, Wil Meacham, Maike Byrd, Merelice
A HEALING CHURCH IN ACTION
BY GLORIA ONYURU
LEARNING FROM THE BEES
SOLID AS A ROCK
ANOINTED BY EVERLASTING LOVE
GOD CARRIES AND DELIVERS US
SUSAN S. COLLINS
TO COMFORT THE SUFFERING
WALKING WITH FREEDOM
NO MORE NEED FOR GLASSES
FREED FROM A HEART CONDITION
QUICK HEALING AFTER A FALL
HEALED OF PERSISTENT PAIN
BETH VAN HORNE