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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Christians making a Christlike difference

For many years now, Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times has been tirelessly promoting the selfless efforts of Christian missionaries in the most challenging parts of the world. Every few months or so, he will write a column about someone he's met who is serving Christ in areas that most of us would not dream even of visiting, let alone giving our lives to.

His most recent story is about Dr. Tom Catena, a Catholic missionary from Amsterdam, NY.  He is the only doctor permanently based in the Nuba Mountains in the far south of Sudan. The photograph accompanying the article shows Dr. Tom holding the hand of a person with leprosy. "He's Jesus Christ," says a Muslim chieftain.

Kristof was brought up Lutheran, but says he is not now a believer. Yet he continues to make these Christian missionaries and aid workers visible to us, highlighting their Christian faith.

Here's the link:

http://tinyurl.com/owzmtv2