Balkan Update
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

July 14, 2021 – Last weekend the Balkan Provisional Annual Conference held its ordination service. (The Annual Conference was held in the spring but due to COVID restrictions the ordination service had to be postponed). Here are some photos of... .. read more..

Where relief and development meet: A day with COVID relief packages in Bundib...
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

 If you have followed World Harvest Uganda, or Serge in Africa, for the coming-up-on-28 years we've been bearing testimony . . . you're aware that our vision is large and holistic, and our methods are long-term and slow . Christ School has been a 21 year marathon. We have teams with people f... .. read more..

HMA #15 – Lit’l Cuppa Tea ~ An Experience, a Business, a Ministry
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Brenda Wilson is one of our many new friends up here in Manton, Michigan at Rollins Church. She serves in the church’s missions outreach and has been our main contact here helping us to get settled into the missions house. … Continue reading → .. read more..

When your favourite grammar-checker speaks with forked tongue
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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Reflections On Our Roadtrip
Saturday, July 17, 2021

Joel & I have been home for just over a week now and whilst we're both very happy to be home and to be back with the ones we love most, there's a small part of us that's missing the busyness of the adventure a roadtrip of this scale provides. We covered 7710.6 kilometres (almost 4820 miles) i... .. read more..

Happy Canícula!
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Dear Friends, During the days around the summer solstice the days are long and hot. We refer to these days as the Dog Days of Summer, and western Canada has sure experience some hot ones this year! Mexicans call this period of 30 or 40 days la canícula (after the constellation Canis Major), and m... .. read more..

Prayer July & August
Thursday, July 15, 2021

PRAISE John has received many accolades on his final project on “the Japanese.” He is sharing this with key leaders and considering publishing it for wider impact. PRAY for energy and wisdom as we continue getting busier online with mentoring leaders, consulting missions, teaching the Bible, meet... .. read more..

Here Comes the Weekend!
Friday, July 23, 2021

…actually, it’s already here! We’re looking forward to a full weekend. On Saturday morning we’ll be heading over the the church building in Jesús María to clean in preparation for our service on Sunday. Why are we going to Jesús María? Because they’re the ones with a... .. read more..

Visiting Our South Carolina Partner Churches 2021
Thursday, July 15, 2021

We recently completed our first travel trip for this Stateside Assignment.  We traveled to the beautiful State of South Carolina.  For many years we have partnered with two churches in the Mount Pleasant area.  The folks there are like family to us and we were very excited about ge... .. read more..

Flooding in Verviers
Saturday, July 24, 2021

A small French-speaking Assemblies of God church sits on the bank of the Vesdre river that flows through Verviers, Belgium. This is the church that graciously hosted us at the beginning of our first years of service in Belgium as Missionary Associates from 1995-1997. The Evans family has also bee... .. read more..

More Updates
Thursday, July 15, 2021

FOCUS ON ASIA  Our Asia Impact Team is unable to travel to any country in Asia at this time due to the pandemic. But we have not been waiting for the situation to change.  First, developments in two countries closed to missionary visas could lead to working with leaders evangelizing man... .. read more..

7am at the Jardins de l'Ars
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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Management, Ocean Sunsets. Pappa, Crabs, Light…
Sunday, August 1, 2021

The volume of our work at Cavango has grown to the point of needed management changes.  Decisions made after a discussion with a few people can no longer sustain the work, so I’ve taken advantage of my time away this month to develop a management structure that we will implement on my return.   .... .. read more..

Summer holidays 2021
Friday, July 23, 2021

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The Way We Work
Thursday, July 29, 2021

  If you have offspring of a certain age, there’s a good chance that you are familiar with the 1988 children’s book The Way Things Work. It is described as an entertaining introduction to the way machines work. The book is atrociously heavy and it contains diagrams of mechanical stuff in ter... .. read more..

Baptisms – July 2021
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

It was a busy weekend, but a great weekend, enjoying lots of fellowship, our institute class focusing on the Lord Jesus, and then of course our Sunday service! Two people were baptized on Sunday, and as is tradition I’m sharing a video of the baptisms (and a couple of pictures). Praise the ... .. read more..

Mariage at the mairie
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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Wedding of the Year!
Saturday, July 24, 2021

Last month we made a trip back to the US to participate in the annual Missionary Renewal conference and to get ready for our son Christopher’s wedding. It really was the wedding of the year! All of our family was able to gather together in south Louisiana from the north, south, east and wes... .. read more..

I Want to be the Older Mom...
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Last week I decided it was time to take a fast from social media for a while.  Some things seem to take much more time than they are worth, if you know what I mean?  I didn't want to feel the pressure to keep up and follow up and speed up any more. In fact, I wanted to slow and let go a... .. read more..

Triple Strand Strength--Outsiders, Community and Government
Thursday, July 22, 2021

 When we did our MPH degrees at Hopkins, we were blessed to sit in a class taught by Dr. Carl Taylor, one of the founding fathers of International Health as an academic discipline. He grew up as an MK in India and dedicated his life to the intersection of faith and science, service and acade... .. read more..

Olympics in Tokyo Japan?
Thursday, July 15, 2021

FOCUS ON JAPAN Always I am keeping my eyes on Japan. Over the last weeks I have been helping equip, mentor, and consult people working in Japan. The vision to reach the Japanese has not gotten cool in the chill of the pandemic. One group is using solely the internet and media to reach Japanese. A... .. read more..

Last 90 Days Most Popular Posts (31 July 2021)
Sunday, August 1, 2021

All right, so the most popular posts this month were dominated by the Romans 13 series. So I’ll just share the index for that, and three more – one family related, one current issues related, and one retro! Thanks for reading… The Christian and the Government: Thoughts on Romans... .. read more..

The Amazing Race, Eye Surgery Edition (by Jennings)
Monday, July 19, 2021

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Dino’s Guide To The Sani Pass
Saturday, July 24, 2021

Firstly, for me the the Sani Pass was the highlight of our recent roadtrip around SA . Sure game viewing in the Kruger & Kgalagadi were amazing experiences, but the magic and beauty of the Sani were something I had never experienced in quite the same way on a drive before. As such, I would wh... .. read more..

Walking by Faith
Monday, July 19, 2021

July 20, 2021 – I am reminded of the story of Peter walking on the water these days. He followed Jesus and then saw the rough sea and when he did he began to sink and then Jesus caught him... .. read more..

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