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Alumni & Friends Magazine: 2022 Summer Edition


An Online Summer Exclusive!

Welcome to the summer edition of Moody Alumni & Friends Magazine! This online-only edition features powerful stories of how God is using Moody alumni to serve Him around the world. We hope you enjoy it!

Learning How to Feel

Jon Guerra ’08 writes devotional music for Monday, not Sunday

Making music during a global pandemic was never a challenge Jon Guerra ’08 expected to face. But 10 days into the March 2020 quarantine, he received a message from Taya Smith-Gaukrodger, a multi-platinum vocalist with Hillsong United and Hillsong Worship.

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Get Real

An invitation to a Bible study led Dawn Pulgine ’13 to give her life to Christ and eventually start a women’s Bible study ministry to the ‘de-churched’

Dawn Pulgine was living the American dream. So when Cindy, Dawn’s best friend from elementary school, invited her to join a weekly women’s Bible study at a nearby church, to say Dawn wasn’t interested would be an understatement.

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Out of Africa

A ‘chance’ encounter opened the door for a Kenyan pastor to study at MTS so he could launch a free pastor training school in his homeland

In 2009 Joseph Wainaina was a student at Moffat Bible College in Kijabe, Kenya, when Al and Marsha McCarty happened to hear his impassioned recitation of the poem “My King” during a ceremony at the school. The McCartys, residents of Dowling, Michigan, were visiting Moffat with African Inland Mission on a mission trip to Kenya.

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Side-by-Side Leadership Training

Moody alum turns master’s thesis into international ministry for mentoring Christian leaders

Retired Moody professor Ray Badgero used to say, “If you want to be an effective missionary, you need to do three things: you need to walk where the people walk, you need to eat what they eat, and sleep where they sleep.” These words have stayed with Steve Meeker ’90 MA ’14 in the decades since he studied International Ministries at Moody Bible Institute.

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