Joël Malm

Be a Fixer of Broken Things

Be a Fixer of Broken Things

About three days after Emily and I moved to Mexico the freezer we inherited from the previous missionaries broke. I called David, the guy who left it to us, and asked him who I should call to fix it. He laughed. “You have to do…

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Dear Sir, Please Change My Spouse

Dear Sir, Please Change My Spouse

Over the years I’ve gotten lots of letters from women telling me how much their husband wants to go on a Summit Leaders trip. They tell me how a trip like this will be “the perfect thing for him.” (Translation: Dear Joël, can you make…

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God is Not a Shrewd Businessman

God is Not a Shrewd Businessman

A friend of mine is starting a really unique ministry. He has lots of people telling him he shouldn’t do it if he can’t make it financially profitable. They are telling him it’s not scalable and therefore not worth doing. He’s getting discouraged. I hear…

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Who Can Be Your Hero Baby?

Who Can Be Your Hero Baby?

I’ll never forget the day my dad pointed him out to me at our little English-speaking church in Guatemala. “That’s Ray Elliott. He translated the Bible for the Ixil people.” That probably means very little to you, but to me it was huge. The Ixil…

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Am I Ready for This Adventure?

Am I Ready for This Adventure?

  Emily is pregnant. Due August 14, 2015. When we went in for the first sonogram I wasn’t expecting much. But when I saw the little guy (or girl) squirming around it was pretty inspiring. It started getting real at that moment. I’m under no…

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