Coming & Going: the Rhythm of the Souls

reflections on mission from Deacon Rob Lewisand Annemarie Zimmerman And he rejoiced with great sadness. This describes my conflicted emotional state when I say goodbye to friends who leave All Souls.  The emotions start to rise with the first buds of spring, when our students prepare to head out to parts unknown. I know it’s […]

Roy & Agnieszka Stiff

Roy Stiff introduces us to his wife, Agnieszka, and their daughter Vicki. Roy Stiff and his new wife, Agnieszka, serve with CRU in Poland and Eastern Europe. Enjoy this short video where Roy introduces Agnieszka and their daughter, Vicki, and Agnieszka shares how their family came to be.

Shelter-in-Place at Hawthorne House

Sara  Zimmerman is a houseparent (along with her husband Doug) at Hawthorne House, a transitional housing program in Wheaton for homeless young women. Sara reflects on the significance of Shelter and Place for her family and the women at Hawthorne House.   Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. (Psalm 91:1) Living in community has never been […]

The Holistic Gospel

Galen Dalrymple writes about his work with Medical Ambassadors International (MAI) If you’ve been on a mission trip, you probably came home challenged, rewarded, humbled, overwhelmed, and captivated by the experience. Short term trips increase our awareness of life around the world, the plight of fellow humans and the challenges they face. What we see […]

COVID19: A PCP’s perspective

Katie reminds us of what we hold high – the selflessness of doctors and nurses who do their jobs because it’s their calling. They tell us what a vocation is, and how it is a spiritual event. COVID19 is here. As a primary care doctor, I’ve been following the SARS-CoV2 virus story somewhat obsessively for […]

What I Learned in North Africa

This is Angela’s second post about her experience in North Africa. We are  grateful for the lessons she brings home to us. In my last post, I wrote a lot about the things that confused me while I was living in North Africa. I reflected that there is a lot I don’t know about the intertwining of […]

Eight Months in North Africa

Angela reflects on her experience  in North Africa partnering with an organization that does Bible translation work. This is the first of two posts. This is the first time I’ve written publicly to my family at All Souls about my experience in North Africa. I waited a long time because I was hoping I’d be […]

Soldier, Gangster, Pastor

In this post Roy Stiff tells the story of Slava, former soldier and gangster who now serves God in Moldova Slava usually starts his testimony from right before the fall of the Soviet Union. Slava was in the Soviet military, and in his words, a “believer”, not in Jesus, but in communism. He was sent […]

Roy Stiff Reweds in Gdańsk

“When I die, you will need a new wife.” This was one of Gosia Stiff’s parting instructions to her husband Roy shortly before she died in January, 2018. Gosia’s funeral was held at All Souls, which she and Roy made their church home in 2012. Their focus always was on the goodness of God’s grace, […]