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A letter from Del

A central part of Del Anderson’s ministry prior to, and continued after, his founding Spirit in Action was writing letters. He wrote regular letters to possibly hundreds of people throughout the US and the world. I love receiving letters in the mail and I remember Del’s letters were always stuffed with sage advice and funny […]

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Wisdom From Del: Receiving God’s Gifts

In this season of giving and receiving, I am sharing some words of wisdom from our founder, Del Anderson. His vision for finding power within ourselves and seeing God in others is a source of inspiration for me. I am learning, “the great power of prayer is not in asking, but in learning how to […]

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Why we take time to listen

Are you surprised that what many people really want is to be listened to? How are we really going to understand people and interact compassionately and effectively if we don’t really know the other person? We recognize that listening is essential for international aid. Spirit in Action focuses on creating lasting partnerships and we don’t […]

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Joy, when you need it most

My brothers and sisters, think of the various tests you encounter as occasions for joy. — James 1:2 What does joy feel like? For me, it is a feeling of expanse and effortlessness, an emotion that fills my heart and soul. Joy opens me to experience something that feels bigger than I alone. Thinking about […]

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Del: “Let us pledge ourselves to be God’s light”

Del loved words. He ruminated on words, contemplated and meditated on words of inspiration, and he wrote many words of encouragement to friends around the world. Today, to celebrate International Friendship Day, I’m sharing a letter that Del sent to friends over the years. If you have a friend who you haven’t written to (or […]

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