What is it like to be called into places shadowed by great darkness, to leave a place of security in order to relieve the suffering of people halfway around the world? A missionary family shares their experience.

El ser conserje no es glamoroso. Tampoco es fácil. Es estresante y desagradable. Trabajo con personas quebrantadas. Trabajo con personas que están cansadas del mundo. Esto es a lo que llamo misión práctica.

Two young women from India are serving as cross-cultural volunteers in another part of the country, assisting local churches and schools. Their journey has been one of depending on God to provide their for needs.

"Being a janitor isn't glamorous. It's not easy. It's stressful and gross and I work with broken people. I work with people who are tired of the world. This is what I call a 'hands-on' mission."

Refugiados en el este de África producen programas de radio cristianos en 11 idiomas, y mediante manualidades aprenden a articular mensajes cristianos de esperanza, amor y paz en sus comunidades.

Gifted with the blessing of a bus to provide needed transportation for staff and students at Africa Nazarene University, the student council decided to give back through a "Thanks" offering.

Refugees in East Africa produce Christian radio programs in 11 languages, and through handcrafts are learning how to articulate messages of Christian hope, love and peace to their communities.

No one was more shocked than Lena herself when she accepted an invitation to a church service, and then encountered the living Christ. Her decision has rippled outward through her whole family.

Franscois and Chantal obeyed God's call to uproot their lives and leave their families to study theology in Johannesburg. There were obstacles and difficulties all along the way, but God was -- and is -- faithful.

Carol Rittenhouse is a Nazarene missionary to Costa Rica, where she serves at Seminario Nazareno de las Americas (SENDAS). "Serving here in Costa Rica has reminded me over and over how much God knows us, loves us, and walks with us."