Sam Engle (Kentucky, USA)
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Jesus said, “This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” - Matthew 22:38-39 (NIV)
One of my friends in high school suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts. I tried to reassure my friend that I would always be there for support and encouragement, which my friend appreciated. But despite all the actions that I — and others — took, my friend died by suicide....
God loves me, and I can love myself too.
Those struggling to love themselves
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Seeing young people, both men and women, participate in and write their testimonies at The Upper Room daily devotional writers’ workshop in Yangon, 2019, has been a highlight for me. The event and testimonies led to the publication of the first Lenten devotional in the Myanmar language. I truly believe that through The Upper Room ministry, the Lord will continue to equip people in Myanmar to grow and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
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