Lighting a Different Fire

Lighting a Different Fire

IRM brings gospel, counseling to emergency responders December 29, 2001: The Mesa Redonda shopping district in the center of Lima, Peru, was packed with people. Vendors lined the pathways with every kind of merchandise imaginable. Crowds of shoppers, mostly poor, made navigating the streets a challenge. Then, chaos. It took one firework and just minutes [...]

Just Like Me

Just Like Me

On the inside, Tamie felt trapped under a nagging sense of inadequacy. On the short-term mission trip to Peru, she saw qualities and gifts in her teammates that eluded her. “I’ll never be like them,” she thought. “I’m not book smart.” On the outside, though, Tamie was cheerful, not inhibited by expectations for the trip [...]