How Abraham Joined Proskuneo

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A meeting in a parking lot between two strangers, who became “twins” with totally different skin colors… how could it be possible in today’s racially divided nation? This is the story I want to share with you. It was the summer of the year 2003, and I had been in the USA for four years as a refugee who fled Sudan due to several arrests as religious persecution intensified. But I never lost the compass […]

The Art of Storytelling

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“The surest way to touch the human spirit—to find home, to find the place where we fit—is in and by and through the practice of telling and listening to stories.” (The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaning; Kurtz & Ketcham) Storytelling is powerful and transformative. I experience the power of storytelling first hand when I tell my own stories. Whenever I tell my story, I feel that I take one step forward […]

What Good Is It? (Part 2)

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For almost 9 months, my co-worker JT and I had been teaching a Nepali worship team each Saturday at our Proskuneo School of the Arts. It all started when the pastor of a local Nepali church brought 5 young people to me and said, “this is our worship team.” None of them knew how to play any instruments, but evidently they were willing. And, their church desperately needed musicians. So, it had been decided that […]