Finding joy in every season

Every season has its charms. The flowering trees and new warmth of spring. The carefree, lemonade-sipping dog days of summer. The crisp fall air, perfect for walks in brilliantly-colored leaves. And then the Christmas season, where the dark comes sooner and the days grow colder, yet all over the world people put up lights and…

Kayaking in the Desert

There are just some things in life that make no sense. Tuna in Mac ‘N Cheese. Ski slopes in the middle of a mall in Dubai. Kayaking in the Arabian desert. I live in that zone where I think my life has gotten as crazy as it can get, and then God racks up the…

Streams in the Desert

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the desert.”  Isaiah 43:19 I fell to my knees, legs and lungs burning from slogging uphill through sliding sand. Looking up, I realized I wasn’t even half-way up…

Welcome to TeenStreet!!!

“Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches!” Revelations 2:7 This was the Word spoken to over 4,500 teens, workers and volunteers from all over the world in Munster, Germany, August 2-9 at this year’s TeenStreet youth event. It was so exciting to see these teens reading God’s Word,…

Spring Always Comes

It’s one of my favorite times of year. Everywhere you look trees and bushes are budding out, ready to burst forth in celebration of spring. A grey, monotone winter begins to give way to green and new shoots pop through last autumn’s blanket of leaves. But my favorite part about spring in Kansas is the…

Transform 2014 Promo Video

This past summer I had the incredible privilege of doing communications for the Transform conference and outreaches  in the Mediterranean, and being featured in the 2014 promo video. Check it out. Be inspired.

The Big is in the Small

How can I even begin to reflect on everything God has done in and through me this past year? My faith, endurance and mental stability have been tested and stretched in ways I never imagined possible (like when I discovered my laptop missing at 5 a.m. in the Moscow airport, and its miraculous return via…

“No good way to get to Siberia…”

Hello, friends! Not to worry, I didn’t get exiled to Siberia (though I did have quite an interesting visit there). This month I’m talking about lessons learned at the GO training conference in the Netherlands, plus stories and photos from Russia and my parent’s visit in September. Enjoy! Read my Aug-Sept Newsletter here.

New Growth in Long Winter Months

Hi folks! It’s a bit late coming up, but here is the latest installment of my monthly ministry newsletter. This month’s issue includes: * More crazy Mallon adventures * Hip hop dancing opens doors to share * Featured Ministry: OM Italy’s outreach to trafficked women Read it here: March Newsletter

Dancelink Portugal outreach paves the way for Transit team harvest

Hello! Recently I got the exciting news that several young people gave their lives to Christ at an outreach in a town my Dancelink Portugal team visited this summer. Praise God for tying all the pieces together and making something beautiful out of our small contributions! See the full story below, and read more about…