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Matthew Derocher

Written by Matthew James Derocher who writes about biblical subjects and teaches in a Bible college in Tanzania, Africa. You can follow him on Twitter

Pathfinding in the Dark

12 September, 2015

Earlier this week I went with Jacob, my Swahili translator and co-laborer in the Bible school, to his home village to attend the send-off of…

Near the Cross

03 September, 2015

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by…

Changing Direction

22 March, 2015

I did something I’ve never done today. I have been in the Singida region of Tanzania, Africa for about two weeks. This morning I visited a…

The Rich and Poor are Met Together

21 April, 2014

The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all. —Proverbs 22:2 This Scripture reminds us of the account of Lazarus and…

Two Coats

10 April, 2014

I love a bargain. I own very few clothes that haven’t come from clearance racks, thrift stores, or discount stores like T. J. Maxx (even…

Giving and Receiving

01 October, 2013

So many times when a Christian goes to church, her greatest anticipation is what she will receive from God. When we pray, we ask God to…

Given to Hospitality

26 September, 2013

“What good would it be if you saw someone in need and told them ‘God bless you’ and then went away when you were able to help them?” I was…

Slowing Down the Pace in Africa

19 September, 2013

Pole-pole (po-lay po-lay). That’s the Swahili word for slowly , and it certainly describes the culture of Tanzania compared to the US. In…

I Will Pray

20 May, 2013

So often we say those words, but do we mean it? Do we actually bring that request to the throne of heaven? Sadly, many times, the answer is…

How Do You Build a Church?

09 April, 2013

Building a Church Most times when we think of building a church, we think of bricks and cement. But is that what a church really is? When…