Jennifer Lazala

Jennifer and her husband Lyle live in Dubai, UAE. If you're looking for her, you can find her biking, hiking, or sipping coffee with a friend. She has a vision to see families across the globe fulfilling their unique role in the Great Commission out of an overflow of love in their hearts.

Jennifer Lazala's articles

Live Out God’s Work:

From the Overflow of Your Heart

Some people seem to overflow with joy. They have contagious smiles, generous spirits, and hospitable homes. Assumpta is one of those people. She can light up a room with her laughter, cook an incredible meal for a multitude, and make you wonder what has given her so much passion. She also models what it looks…

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What Can Happen When you Set the Course

One year ago, I shared a story of an impactful trip to Malawi where I met a family whose eternal perspective set the course for their everyday moments. This family, the Kachalas, had a passion to reach the nations, and they desired to see the 2.7 billion unreached people on earth come to know Jesus.…

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Seeds of Song

I recently had the joy of meeting Jan, a church planter in Indonesia. She shared of unreached villages that experienced Jesus for the first time, and she explained that she had come to anticipate miraculous stories from her co-workers. It had become common for unreached villages to see God move among them, and Jan was…

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Awe. Awe is defined as “a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder”. We often hear it placed besides words like amazement, astonishment, admiration, or reverence. We often feel it when we look up at the stars, when we ponder the depths of the ocean, or when we remember the birth of our…

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Setting the Course

It was spring in Malawi. The skies were the bluest I had ever seen, and the trees just as green. We were en route to visit a family who had caught a glimpse of God’s heart for the nations, and I was blown away by our discovery. We walked into the home of the Kachala…

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Flying Cars

As a kid, I dreamed of owning a flying car. While I am not quite sure those existed when I was a child, they definitely existed in my imagination. As I would watch planes fly by, my grandpa would always tell me, “I bet when you are old enough to drive, cars will fly!” I…

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Planting with a Purpose

A few days ago, my friends and I set out on a cross-country adventure to visit our friend Joseph’s family. That sounds simple enough … until I mention the fact that we live in Kenya and drive a 22-year-old SUV. As you can imagine, our six-hour drive quickly turned into a twelve-hour saga. We dodged…

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Big Things Through Small People

I have always been a big fan of mountains, and few years ago I had an experience that deepened this love even more. While trekking through the Himalayas, I spent a week with a group of boys and girls who opened my eyes to the miraculous ways that God is using children to expand His…

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What I Have Learned from Tea Parties

I have attended many tea parties in my life. You know, the fancy ones with feather boas, imaginary tea and crumpets, and stuffed elephants that wear tutus. These sorts of luxuries are just everyday life when you hang out with four-year-old girls. I have noticed that no matter what is going on in the seen…

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