Living near the river
Friday, July 3, 2020

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Another Book
Friday, June 26, 2020

You've got to love a freebie! Courtesy of Discovery and my rewards points for exercising, I scored a freebie today from Exclusive Books . It should have cost just over a tenner so I think I'll help myself to another one next week. Sweet! The premise of this one caught my attention, it's about an ... .. read more..

Focus on God, Not the Problems
Friday, June 26, 2020

As believers Jesus tells us that, “In the world you will have tribulation.”. In that same verse though he tells us to, “take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33). Whether it be the isolation caused by the Covid virus, or the unrest that is happening around the w... .. read more..

Trust the One who is Stronger
Friday, June 26, 2020

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The Art of Waiting Well
Thursday, June 25, 2020

A corollary of putting one’s hope in God is refusing to place our confidence in created order. Alec Motyer Psalm 119:81-88 If there is anyone who has ever struggled through unexpected circumstances, it would be David. Repeatedly throughout the Psalms, his authentic poetry encourages us. Her... .. read more..

The Latest from Robin & Yoko (July2020 Prayer Letter)
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Hi everyone, Here in Atlantic Canada, COVID-19 related restrictions are being reduced, many churches are starting to meet in person again, and the Maritime provinces are opening their borders to each other. For us, this means the opportunity to visit and minister at churches in the area for ... .. read more..

When bank robbers go to church
Monday, July 6, 2020

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Letters to the Church
Friday, June 26, 2020

Beloved Home Fellowship and AGC, we are writing because we miss being with you. Home Fellowship: we miss seeing your faces, miss popping popcorn on Thursday nights, miss ladder ball in the yard, miss opening the word with you, and miss praying together.  AGC: we miss driving out to your chur... .. read more..


Friday, June 26, 2020

Ryan and Heather Murphy taught and served at Rift Valley Academy (RVA) in Kenya, East Africa from 2005-2019.  T hey taught English (Ryan) and History (Heather), served as department chairs, coached basketball, led worship teams, and discipled numerous students.  RVA is a school for ... .. read more..

Introducing: Wordwise (again)
Friday, July 3, 2020

My Dad spent countless hours in the study of God’s Word. That study was expressed as he taught classes at a Bible college, or as he led a Bible study, preached, or provided counselling. But he also spent countless hours writing. Much of that writing he put online. His online work actually f... .. read more..

Flood Relief Flying
Thursday, June 25, 2020

You may remember that I mentioned in a previous blog post a few weeks ago, that there had been severe floods in Western Uganda (and other parts of the country) in early-mid May. Well, several weeks later, we were given special permission by various authorities to fly relief supplies to the hardes... .. read more..

Exciting Testimonial from a Backpack Packer in California
Monday, July 6, 2020

Kristen's Manna 4 Lempira child Some people dip a toe into the water and others promptly climb to the heights of the tallest diving board and make a cannonball dive into the deep end of the pool. As one of the newer Manna 4 Lempira sponsors, Kristin has proven herself to be a sponsor of the canno... .. read more..

Missionary Blogs
Thursday, July 2, 2020

It's been a while but it's nice to see that Facing the Mountain has once again been featured on Missionary Blogs 's Blog Watch as part of a feature entitled "Small Blessings?". Our featured post was Rough Night which we posted about some of our homeless Soup Kitchen regulars. It's always a good f... .. read more..

It's Good To Be Back!
Monday, July 6, 2020

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Discrete combinatorial system
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Language is the quintessentially human activity. It is quite amazing yet so natural that we don’t notice how fantastic it is. It is built on two simple yet profound facts. The first is that we randomly assign meaning to sequences of sounds. The word duck does not look like a duck, walk like... .. read more..

If it ducks like a quack
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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Stopping for the One
Monday, July 6, 2020

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Revitalized
Thursday, June 25, 2020

I have written several times that translation committees are key to the success of translation in Africa. Have good translators is also important, of course. A translation committee is a group of carefully selected volunteers from the language community who oversee the work of the translators inc... .. read more..

Last 90 Days Most Popular Posts (30 June 2020)
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

It should come as no surprise that the most popular posts here at Finding direction over the past three months have generally focused on COVID-19! So, here are the posts that have been most visited, in chronological order. The most popular of all is in bold. The Impossible COVID-19 Forecast (and ... .. read more..

Fill a Backpack -and Send a Child in Honduras to School- without even putting...
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Filling a backpack for Sowers4Pastors just got easier than ever before. The term “virtual backpacks” has been bandied about, but that’s not entirely accurate. The very real backpacks containing necessary school supplies and hygiene items will be delivered to very real children in Western Honduras... .. read more..

Coronavirus Mutation (Not)
Sunday, July 5, 2020

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Retro: The Graduate
Friday, July 3, 2020

On this day in 2010, exactly ten years ago, Nathanael was graduating with his kindergarten class (K3). This was his last year attending Elizabeth Catelett Kindergarten in Ixtapaluca (named after the American/Mexican artist). I have lots of pictures and video from that night, including some with h... .. read more..

Turda Salt Mine
Monday, July 6, 2020

Last Friday we took a day off and went with Pastor Simi and his family and another family from the church to a salt mine about an hour from Gherla.  What an interesting place!  Salt was extracted from this mine beginning probably during the time of the Romans until the 1930's.  Fro... .. read more..

Huawei Schmawei
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

I'm not one for conspiracy theories and would side with David Baddiel who says conspiracy theories are "how idiots get to feel like intellectuals", and I certainly do not lean towards trump and his ridiculousness. However... I am beginning to wonder if there might be something in this Huawei stuf... .. read more..

July 2020 Newsletter
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Restriction Update Another month has come and gone.  Not much has changed since our last update. Our State of Emergency was recently extended until August 5.  Our current restrictions now include only being able to get out in your vehicle based on the number on your tag.  Odd numbe... .. read more..

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