Siberian Festival of Arts
Monday, March 20, 2017

     A few weeks ago, I was asked to speak at a Festival of Arts for students, ages 10-24.  The theme of the festival was the Refugee Crisis.  As part of an international competition, students were to prepare something (e.g. essay, powerpoint, video, skit, song, artwork) that spoke from their per... .. read more..

Another Week in Gherla
Monday, March 20, 2017

We woke up to snow this morning in Gherla. This week in Romania we talked and prayed with the church leaders and many other members of the Open Bible Church in Gherla.  We attended church services and a birthday party. Last Monday Nancy missed the ladies' Bible study because she was sick.  It may... .. read more..

For the Days When the Flowers are Blooming.....
Monday, March 20, 2017

We spot "the wall" on a side street we've zoomed past a million times, but today, we really see it for the first time. Scores of bougainvillea bushes reach their long arms toward the sky, each one trying to touch the clouds before tumbling into rainbow arcs that reach almost to the ground. They a... .. read more..

Iowa!
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

I haven't mentioned that I'm in Iowa for the month of March working in the INSTE office here, helping them out a bit. It's always good to be here and to see what's happening. This week Nick Venditti (INSTE president) is going to Cuba and will meet with the INSTE director there and many, many past... .. read more..

The Sower
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Earlier this month I preached on the parable of the sower, from Mark 4:1-23. I’ve been reflecting quite a bit on the parable, and its implications in ministry. As a part of the message I gave everyone four cards, one representing each of the four types of soil – on the path, rocky, thorny, and […] .. read more..

E 3 Conference
Thursday, March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017 – This weekend the Free Methodist Church Bishops will be holding the last E 3 conference. This is a gathering of Pastors and church leaders that are brought ogether for training, encouragement and vision casting. We are... .. read more..

How to Build a School in Four Days [Photojournal]
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Building schools have been one of the most successful ways in breaking the cycle of poverty in the San Quintin... The post How to Build a School in Four Days [Photojournal] appeared first on Lorraine Yeung . .. read more..

Biblical Community
Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 17, 2017 – This year as we have been traveling, it has become more and more clear to us that what God has been doing through the expanding work in Bulgaria has to do with making Biblical Communities! What... .. read more..

5th Annual White Party
Saturday, March 18, 2017

    It's White Month here in Buryatia, and a few years ago we started a tradition to have a White Party.  It's been a chance to share and learn more about Buryat culture as well as to share about how we can truly be clean and whiter than snow.  We served white foods, including the traditional Bur... .. read more..

How did you become a magazine editor?
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Yesterday it was five years since I officially became the managing editor of Japan Harvest. I often get asked how that came about, especially from missionaries within OMF. So, here is my story. I have no formal training in writing or editing. My degree was Occupational Therapy. But I have been in... .. read more..

On The Road Again
Monday, March 20, 2017

Our break from travel was much needed.  We really had a lot that we needed to get caught in ... .. read more..

Four Questions
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Today, I came across a secular article regarding four questions to ask of those who seek to “volunteer in Africa.” What I read there struck me as some pretty good advice from a secular perspective that overlaps with advice that … Continue reading → .. read more..

My Travels towards Contentment
Monday, March 20, 2017

Back in Chile, we are! Back home, back in the southern hemisphere. We are back in the place where God has called us. Since arriving in Chile back in January we’ve found ourselves reflecting the needs of the moment that … Continue reading → .. read more..

How Big Is Your Church?
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

This is a question that has been bugging me for a long time and hopefully my response to it might stir some discussion. I used to think that question bugged me because I lead a small church, but on reflection I've come to realise it's more about the kind of people that ask the question and the hi... .. read more..

What the Church Looks Like (and Gibson City)
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

I was impressed these past several weeks at the nature of the ministry team here. We had the following nationalities present: Uruguayan, Canadian, Portuguese, Mexican, Costa Rican, American. Fernando Font, from Uruguay, was busy playing (Visited 40 time, 24 visit today) .. read more..

Some music for Thursday
Thursday, March 23, 2017

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You Know It's Time for Home Assignment When.....
Sunday, March 19, 2017

We took a two-year home assignment from June 2009 - July 2011.  Then in 2013 we took a short three-month home assignment. We spent so much time traveling and none resting that we came back to Niger feeling like we hadn't had a break at all.  Now we're wrapping up a four-year term that has felt li... .. read more..

Today I was brave
Sunday, March 19, 2017

On Friday morning as I tottered out for a scamper round the vines I saw that there were two people waiting by the bus stop. I don't wear my glasses to run and sometimes I have to squint to decide whether the animal in the distance is a sweet little pussycat or a ravaging dobermann pinscher - this... .. read more..

Dad and Daughter Time: Island Community Work
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Louisa and I (Tim) were up early last Friday morning and walked down to catch the daladala (local bus) so as to make the ferry to Ukerewe Island on time as foot passengers ( we’ve learned our lesson not to take the car ... see here! ). We had been looking forward to this time (Louisa had special ... .. read more..

GBC Radio - Interview with Ryan Denlinger
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Ryan and his team arrived over a month ago and God has done so much through them. A few weeks ago I met Ryan for the first time.  We stayed the night in the same large room on the second floor of a church in Okinawa where he and his team are currently doing a ministry circuit.  He was getting rea... .. read more..

Thursday Therapy
Friday, March 24, 2017

Yesterday was a bit of a "meh" day. Several reasons for that: I am waiting on several people to do things or get back to me on stuff. They all have reasons for the delay, but my to-do list was looking like a "wait-for-so-and-so" list. It was grey outside, and not as warm as it often is at this ti... .. read more..

March Update
Friday, March 17, 2017

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Wanting deep conversation
Thursday, March 23, 2017

I'm someone who loves a good, long, deep conversation.  This friend and I have sat through many wrestling meets, cross-country meets, track meets, and car journeys too and from such things. Wrestling meets are just not conducive to long, deep conversations. Deep, yes, but not long! However, we we... .. read more..

Homeschool Week 29
Monday, March 20, 2017

While most people in our circle of friends and family were out on Spring Break last week we were at home doing another week of school.  I plan for us to take off a few days at the end of this month and then again at the end of April.  So, for now, we are like busy little bees trying to squeeze in... .. read more..

Yay! A day off!
Thursday, March 23, 2017

I knew there'd be one around here somewhere. Morning run round the sodden vineyard and through the damp streets. Maybe shopping for cotton trousers later. And music, music, music. .. read more..

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