January 2020
Hello everyone!

We are always working hard to keep you informed and connected with CHN. In an effort to do just that, we are excited to send out our first CHN Monthly Newsletter. 

Each newsletter will contain a variation of the following:  Devotional from a CHN team member or missionaryIntroduction to a missionary who we have served. An “In The News” section. This will include news of all kinds: CHN News, World News, Featured Stories and maybe even a little bit of Christian History…We hope you enjoy what we’ve put together. With out further ado, welcome to our first newsletter of 2020. 
In The News
  • CHN Banquet is February 27th! Knoxville, TN Mark your calendar!
    • Crowne Plaza Knoxville – 6PM
    • Silent Auction and Dinner
    • Comedian – Karen Mills
  • CHN Mission Trip – September 7-10 Vietnam. The team will tentatively leave September 4 and return the following Sunday, September 13. More information coming soon! 

Let us introduce you to our friends!
Picture of Cara.

Hello! My name is Cara.

I love CHN and am so honored to be able to “meet” all of you here through this new feature! Born and raised in the American “west”, I’ve spent nearly 20 years living and serving in Kyiv, Ukraine…(so “where are you from” is a funny question for me, I think as for all missionaries!)

Currently I am based in Budapest, Hungary helping a local church and also traveling to wherever I’m invited to serve (this year Ireland, the Netherlands and Russia are on the horizon so far! Yay!) But over the years God has taken me to Kyrgyzstan, the Czech Republic, Austria, Jordan, etc… and I hope the list continues to grow.

Over the years I have had a publishing house, a crisis transition home for young women and basically whatever has been needed in the church plants in various countries that I’ve been blessed to have served with. But teaching God’s Word to women and praying to see the Holy Spirit comfort and heal hearts and lives is my greatest joy! I like to say “have Bible will travel”!  Thankfully, through my blog (anewwayofseeing.blogspot.com) my vlog (“I have theories, they help me cope” on YouTube) and columns (@calvarychapel.com) I believe God’s Word through me can travel much farther than I ever will!

Look Who Joined our Network!

Jabez Guesthouse

Jabez Guesthouse

Reuben & Florence invite you to relax at Jabez Guesthouse, named for the prayer of Jabez, as you enjoy the sights and wonders of this beautiful city. The capital, Kampala, is located only five miles away from the guesthouse. Our favorite part of having guests is having fellowship with our guests because we stay in the same yard as the guesthouse and share meals together. My husband and I have been missionaries serving in Uganda for over 20 years and we understand the need for rest and it is our desire to provide a relaxing atmosphere to those who walk through our doors, all for God’s glory.

Jabez Guesthouse is self-contained with a living room, one bedroom (with a double sized bed), a bathroom, a kitchen and a pantry/store. As a guest, you have the option of cooking food for yourself or we can cook food for you, as you enjoy your visit. My husband and I live in the same enclosure as the guesthouse so we are within reach incase you have any questions. Some nearby attractions include The Equator, Lake Victoria, kayaking and rafting, shopping, and bungee jumping. 

Food For Thought Devotional
One of my favorite preachers, Bruce Theilemann, told a story that I have remembered and retold for several years now. It goes like this: 

Copenhagen is a nice city and there are many things to see there. But if I could only spend one day in Copenhagen, the place I would go to again would be the Church of Our Lady. That’s where the great Thorvaldsen statues are located. When you walk into the church, it is dimly lit. But after you are there for a few minutes your eyes adjust to the darkness and you begin to see the statues. They are carved out of cold stone, but they look like warm, living personalities – so warm, they melt your heart.

One statue, the Christus, stands with his arms extended. I walked up to the statue, and as I looked, I thought ‘his eyes are closed – he must be in prayer.’ A man who was sitting on the front pew said, “comics, we have to get on your knees to see his eyes. “I got down on my knees and looked up, and there was such grace, and mercy, and compassion in in those eyes, that it was almost more than I could bear.

“You have to be on your knees to see his eyes “– you get where this is going? Although knees can be symbolic here, the point is to get to a place where you can see Jesus. For Zacharias – it was a tree; For the woman with the issue of blood, it was bursting through the crowd and touching the hem of his garment; Or pouring perfume on his feet. Pray as you can, not as you can’t. – But, by all means, seek the face of Christ.

Larry May