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A Word of Reflection from Mark Peterkins, ACCI’s Chairman of the Board I have fond memories of learning to drive a car at age 17. Like most young people today, I took driving lessons. It was so exciting to learn how to safely operate a vehicle. During in-car lessons, it

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Father’s day is celebrated on the 19th of June in many countries, but not all of them. There are actually five different possible dates, depending on the country you live in. In many Catholic countries it is celebrated on the day of Saint Joseph (19th of March), with a clear reference

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by Jeanne Hedrick My prayer partners and I begin each year picking a word we want to learn more about and experience at a deeper level. Last year my word was “gratitude” and boy did it deliver! Knowing myself to be a “glass half-empty” person, I knew I needed to

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My entire adult life has been joyfully invested and spent in ACCI’s work. Now, almost 18 years later, I still feel green and new, just like my first day on the job. Not a day goes by when I’m not aware that this is all much bigger than I am.

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“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift.” 2 Corinthians 9:15   In reading this verse, we often focus on our perspective – how the gift of Christ has given us new life. Rightfully so, we celebrate how that gift has impacted us like no other gift. However, what if

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  I took a flight from my home city of Charlotte to Minneapolis today. After proceeding through the security check points, I chose a fast food restaurant and bought a meal. I sat up at a counter alone (ahem… it’s cold and flu season) and scrolled through my emails and

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My state of South Carolina is getting ready for a BIG event. This month, a total solar eclipse will take place. Our home is within its 70 mile-wide path and the very best viewing metro location on the East Coast (Columbia) is just one hour away. For 2 minutes and

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Written by Jeanne Hedrick  Have you ever run across a Bible verse that sets you back, making you wonder what on earth the writer is saying? Some of these are the result of culture. Being from the West, we just don’t understand Eastern expressions and ways of thinking. Other times,

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The business of missions is an important component of ministry that is often overlooked. For every missionary serving on the field with ACCI (69 currently), there is a committed office staff and board of directors who are dedicated to making sure government regulations are met, financial processes are taken care

The old is gone and the new is launched! We are pleased to introduce you to our new ACCI website. It has been completed largely through the expertise and hard work of Francesco Abortivi, ACCI’s European Director. Like all of the ACCI staff, Francesco is self-supporting to keep costs down for our

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by Jeanne Hedrick Approaching the Temple Mount in Jerusalem today holds none of the visual splendor enjoyed by the pilgrims in Jesus’ day. We stood in line at the base of a long staircase coming out of the Jewish sector of the old city, waiting to be admitted at the

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 by Jeanne Hedrick In October I traveled to Israel and got to see with my own eyes the places I’ve just read about in the Bible. When I experienced for myself the barrenness of the southern desert region I could understand better how hard it must have been for the