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CHRISTMAS #2 with GRANDPA and GRANDMA

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 04:48
On the 26th we celebrated Christmas with Grandma and Grandpa, Uncle Steve and Aunt Margret and (cousin) Zuleyka. We opened more gifts, ate a great lasagna dinner and played games.

Wake Up, Explore, Repeat

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 03:49

‘En Taxei’— Quickly or Soon?

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 03:39
While many Christians know that the English word ‘taxi’ comes from the Greek word for ‘quick’, what is decidedly less well know is that the mistranslation of the prepositional phrase ‘en taxei’ has led to all sorts of wrong conclusions about the eschatology of the NT. While en taxei can in some contexts mean ‘soon’ [Read More...]

Moving

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 17:41
It's been two weeks since I have updated our blog.  So much has happened in those two weeks that I don't even know where to start giving an update.  First of all I haven't taken many photos...

What's Going on in Kinshasa?

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 06:11
Most common view on computers and phones in Kin this week Explaining fully all that has been going in here in Kinshasa over the last week, while people in the U.S. were focused on the State of the...

Yard Work

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 05:29

Clearing Kaabong

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 03:30
One of our airstrips up in far Northeastern Uganda, Kaabong, was beginning to become overgrown with thorny Acacia trees.  So just before Christmas a group of us went up there to do some...

Gilbert and Sullivan meet the Biblical Philologist

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 03:09
Kudos to Larry Hurtado for sending this along to me. Now we need the NT version of this….

My Dad's point of view!

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 15:26
My Dad was recently asked to write an article for the GMI Blog about being the parent of a missionary. I'd encourage you to check it out by clicking the link below."That's Not an Excuse..."

Lots of discussion about fashion and missionaries

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 13:53
I had a lot of comments on my Facebook page as a result of yesterday's post about missionaries and fashion. I thought that I'd post some of the comments (names removed for privacy) here for those of...

News From the East

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:21
War is more than a military operation. It impacts the lives of many. Katya’s is just one of the stories to be told. This week we called one of our INSTE friends & pastor (Katya) who lives in...

Pressing In….

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 05:13
-The more I gave, the more she took. She didn’t say thank you. She didn’t look me in the eye. She asked and I gave. I gave my time, my energy, my money. For months on end, I invested myself…. but in...

First Trip to the Jungle in Ecuador

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:01
Last weekend, some people from our church took a trip to Santa Ana in the jungle region of Ecuador. The purpose was to encourage and minister to the church there which is kind of like a daughter...

Letter written to those thinking about missions and becoming missionaries

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:02
Peace be with you. Letter written to those thinking about missions. I don't know right now if congratulations is the word I would use.  You are about to enter the hardest time in your...

Should missionaries be fashionable?

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 08:53
It's an interesting question. Missionaries have had something of a reputation in the past of being old fashioned, or just odd. It is a challenge for someone who's been living in a different country...

CHRISTMAS #1 with OPA and OMA

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 04:42
Jeff: “Most of the time it doesn’t feel like we have a lot of kids but every time I see our stockings I think wow, we do have a bunch of kids.”Christmas Eve day my family came from Abilene.  We...

Holding Pattern

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 01:23
When I am on a plane, the thing that I hope does NOT happen is that the plane goes into a “holding pattern”. If you have flown numerous times then you know what I mean. The plane is...

Paper Planes and other end-of-holidays activities

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:59
I'm getting out of the habit of writing here daily. I guess once the boys finish their summer holidays things will change back again. The signs are there that we're coming to the end of the...
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